Gardner: Michigan 'will win in the Big House' vs. OSU

Devin Gardner just got the attention of rival Ohio State. In an interview Monday with “The Huge Show,” a syndicated radio program in Michigan (listen to the full interview), the Michigan quarterback said the Wolverines “will win in the Big House against Ohio State.”

[ Devin Gardner: Michigan ‘will win in the Big House’ against Ohio State ]

That wasn’t all he said. Here’s the full quote: “We always have room for improvement, but this is definitely a championship-caliber football team that will win in the Big House against Ohio State. We don’t feel like we’re inferior to anyone in the country, and we’re going to give it our all.”

Nothing wrong with a little confidence and a summer guarantee, right? This will get played up more than it should (hey, we’re guilty!), because, well, it’s the summer, and because it’s a Michigan-Ohio State prediction.

No doubt, we’ll hear plenty more about this before the Wolverines host Big Ten preseason favorite Ohio State on Nov. 30.

Last season, in his fourth start after taking over for an injured Denard Robinson, Gardner and Michigan lost, 26-21, at Ohio State. The quarterback-turned-receiver-turned quarterback had the worst performance of his five-game stint under center, with season lows in completions (11), passing yards (171) and touchdown passes (1), to go along with an interception, minus-28 rushing yards and a rushing score.

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Will Edwards on 6/24/2013 @ 6:14pm EDT Said:

Might want to get past the 50 yard line first Devin.

Josh on 6/24/2013 @ 6:40pm EDT Said:

He passed further than that in the first half, pal. Don’t think it will be easy to beat Michigan at the Big House.

Winston on 6/24/2013 @ 6:52pm EDT Said:

Unfortunately for him, there was a 2nd half to play pal. Nobody said it would be easy, but this won’t be the 2011 Braxton Miller playing in the Big House this year. and SCUM was lucky to win that game!! GOBUCKS!!

Will Edwards on 6/24/2013 @ 7:02pm EDT Said:

Against a traditionally strong Michigan team it is not easy to win at the Big House. This year’s Michigan team is just above average. Ohio State should be favored to win this game.

Bob Thompson on 6/24/2013 @ 7:17pm EDT Said:

Big House not that intimidating !!

Josh in Virginia on 6/24/2013 @ 7:19pm EDT Said:

Who cares? Both will lose to Penn State.

Sean Hackney on 6/24/2013 @ 8:36pm EDT Said:

BIG 10 Network is a joke. Is that the only highlight you have of the game.

JoeW on 6/24/2013 @ 8:51pm EDT Said:

Gardner and Michigan need to start winning meaningful road games before any talk of winning championships. It will be interesting to see how Gardner does with a retooled o line and no DRob to keep defenses honest. In last years game with OSU, UM’s offense was shut down once DRob was no longer a threat to pass or was not in the game.

Big Brother on 6/24/2013 @ 9:50pm EDT Said:

Will, didn’t MSU fail to get past the 50-yard line in the second half against ND as well?

brent hoerig on 6/24/2013 @ 11:27pm EDT Said:

choke the official drink of Michigan football

shookwriter27 on 6/25/2013 @ 10:52am EDT Said:

Well, now we know what the number one question will be for Michigan and Ohio State for the Big Ten Media Day.

common sense on 6/25/2013 @ 11:37am EDT Said:

Correct you are Big Brother Jimbo, MSU never crossed the 50 in 99 on my watch either.

Big Brother on 6/25/2013 @ 2:27pm EDT Said:


Florida and LSU reserved that label just for you, Buckeye. you honestly have no room to talk about another team choking after those rotten eggs

Will Edwards on 6/25/2013 @ 3:54pm EDT Said:

Michigan hasn’t been to the National Championship game one time in the BCS era. That must be so embarrassing. The only thing elite about Michigan’s football program is the preseason media hype it enjoys every year. On the field, UM is just an above average, regional power.

Ohio who on 6/25/2013 @ 6:37pm EDT Said:

Relax you guys. It will all work out. Nebraska will take michigan down in the regular season and Ohio down in the B1G title game. And for “Who is penn st.” Well, not really worth the discussion. Relax have fun. GO B1G RED

Big Brother on 6/25/2013 @ 9:34pm EDT Said:

@Will Edwards
sorry but that is BS when you consider Michigan started the preseason unranked for all 3 seasons with RR, as well as the first season with Hoke. Michigan is gaining more and more respect nationally each year under Hoke, in contrast to the RR years and that is why we have stayed ranked throughout the previous 2 seasons, despite being unranked in the 2011 preseason

Troy on 6/25/2013 @ 10:02pm EDT Said:

Good for him, what is he supposed to say “golly-gee I sure hope we can win a football game” Buckeye Nation STFU about it, Sincerely – A True Buckeye

Mark on 6/25/2013 @ 10:43pm EDT Said:

The film clip of Cloaney decapitating the Michigan player in the bowl game was probably shown to the Buckeye D and renamed, “The proper way to hit a Michigan player” by the D coordinator. This gives the Buckeyes a primary target.. Bright kid that Gardner..

OSU 12-0 on 6/25/2013 @ 11:14pm EDT Said:

OSU is going to play MSU in the 2013 B1G championship game!

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