Sportsmanshiplike Conduct….

Devin Gardner.
Devin Gardner.

Even though “The Game” did not work out like I would have liked it to there was one defining moment late in the going that helped make it all ok.  OSU quarterback JT Barrett pressured and scrambling found himself going down under three Michigan defensive players.  His leg was folded up underneath him and the result was a broken ankle.  During the stoppage of play to attend to the injury Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner came out on to the field and offered a positve word and told Barrett he would be praying for him.  Devin Gardner had a tough career at Michigan for a lot of reasons.  But he’s weathered them all and for whatever reason I never wanted him out of the lineup, no matter how he played or how the situation itself played out.  I knew he was our best chance, as we all saw when he was benched midseason.  He took a beating in many a game and kept coming back.  He showed signs of greatness at times and at others times seemed lost.  Regardless I like the kid and now a new found respect for what he did here and what he has done in his community.  He can come to my house anytime, I’ll buy him a beer.  Good Luck Devin!

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