Aug 31, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Thomas Rawls (38) quarterback Shane Morris (7) and fullback Sione Houma (39) celebrate a touchdown by Rawls second half against the Central Michigan Chippewas t Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Shane Morris Will Start For Michigan Wolverines In Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

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As the Michigan Wolverines continue preparations for the Buffalo Wild Wings bowl they got some bad news from coach Brady Hoke on Thursday.

Devin Gardner’s turf toe has become a little more serious and is now being called a toe fracture. The fracture will keep him out of the Buffalo Wild Wings bowl on Saturday against Kansas State.

I think that’s what they’re worried about, the slight fractures, that kind of stuff,” Hoke said, according to the report. “I don’t know. They’ve x-rayed it a couple different times. They MRIed it. It’s probably just a little more than just the turf toe.”

That means true freshmen Shane Morris will start for the Wolverines. Morris appeared in 4 games this season and went 5 for 9 with 65 yards and an interception.

Shane Morris is Hoke’s prize recruit from last years class.  A product of Warren De La Salle High School in Michigan, Morris was the #8 ranked recruit in the nation when he committed to Michigan.

Wolverine Fans will get a glimpse into the future when Morris leads the Wolverines onto the field on Saturday.  Morris possesses all the abilities Hoke is looking for in a quarterback for his pro-style offense and is expected to compete for the starting spot next season.

Starting in a bowl game as a true freshman will be a major challenge for Morris who according to his Scout.com profile lacks accuracy with the football at times.

Morris at starter will also cause a change in the Michigan offensive game plan because he is more of a pocket passer than Devin Gardner.  Michigan depended on Gardner’s feet to make plays this season when the offensive line failed to protect the quarterback.

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