Retroactive good news out of Ann Arbor
, where quarterback Devin Gardner has been granted a medical hardship season by the NCAA -- for 2010, the year in which he suffered a season-ending back injury. Gardner, the heir apparent to Denard Robinson -- although we suppose we can quit referring to Gardner in the future tense, since he started five games at quarterback in 2012 -- now has two full seasons of eligibility remaining. Gardner went 3-2 in his stint at the position last season, motoring the Wolverines
to wins over Minnesota, Northwestern and Iowa before dropping to Ohio State in the regular-season finale and South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.