Apr 5, 2014; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) before the Spring Game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Devin Gardner says spring competition with Shane Morris helped him improve


The Michigan Wolverines held their spring game on Saturday, and projected starting quarterback did not look as well as some would have liked him to. Still, overall, he had a productive spring session under head coach Brady Hoke and new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, despite having sophomore Shane Morris right behind him breathing down his neck.

But Gardner believes that the competition with Morris this spring hasn’t wavered him, rather it’s actually helped him improve.

“Oh my goodness, it was amazing how much better (the competition) made me,” Gardner said after Saturday’s spring game. “I found myself just trying to be super perfect in everything.

It’s been a long road for Gardner from the end of last season when he suffered a foot injury that left him out of the bowl game, making Morris the starter for one night, until yesterday’s spring game.

Hoke has already mentioned once this spring that the competition is wide open, although some are under the impression that the job is Gardner’s to lose this summer.

One thing that is for sure is that nothing was decided on Saturday in the spring game, so this summer in Ann Arbor will be interesting to watch.

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