Michigan head coach Brady Hoke said Monday he would pick a starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against Minnesota on Tuesday. Hoke is deciding between starter Devin Gardner or backup Shane Morris.
Gardner was 14 of 26 for 148 yards and two interceptions in the team’s 26-10 home loss to Utah on Saturday and was benched in the fourth quarter after his second interception.
Morris relieved Gardner and was picked off on his first series. He finished 4 of 13 for 42 yards and lost a fumble.
"We'll have a quarterback for the Minnesota game, and we'll assess where we're at right now and we'll compete and challenge all week," Hoke said after the loss to Utah, according to MLive.com. "We'll see what happens. I think that's the best way to put it."
The Wolverines, who are 8.5 point favorites over the Gophers, have lost to Minnesota just twice in their last 24 meetings.
Hoke said he will look at the film from the Utah game before deciding a starter.
“It's way too early for me to assess that until (offensive coordinator) Doug (Nussmeier) and myself look at the tape," Hoke said. "But one thing I can tell you. Sometimes it's just good for a guy to come out and just watch and see what he can from the sidelines."
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