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

Big Ten Football: Brady Hoke expects Devin Gardner to start for Michigan

With just a few weeks to go until the beginning of the college football season for 2014, the Michigan Wolverines really don’t know who their quarterback will be. Should they stick with the shaky Devin Gardner, or hand the keys over fully to sophomore Shane Morris?

Well the fearless leader from that team up north, Brady Hoke, believes that Gardner will ultimately be the one to come out as the leader.

“I would expect him to start on the 30th (against Appalachian State),” Hoke told the Detroit Free Press’ Mark Snyder.

After getting off to a pretty strong start last season, the wheels fell off for Gardner, and then a foot injury ended up leaving him out of the team’s bowl game, allowing Morris to get his first start.

Despite the comments from Hoke, Morris still believes he has what it takes to lead that team.

“I feel like I’m ready to be the starting quarterback at Michigan, definitely,” Morristold GoBlueWolverine.com’s Kyle Bogenschutz Sunday during Michigan’s media day. “But Devin’s also a great quarterback and he’s been here a long time and we’re both pushing each other to be the best we can be.”

Morris shouldn’t get too down, though, because Gardner might start the year, but he should be on a short leash.

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