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Growing with Gardner

Structure, discipline led quarterback down path to becoming Michigan starter

Updated: April 17, 2013, 3:55 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Desmond Howard was in the middle of a 45-minute run on a Schembechler Hall elliptical machine in early 2011 when a young man he didn't know walked onto the Michigan practice field with a speed agility ladder and footballs in tow.

Howard saw the young man set up nets, put down the ladder and start to work. With the elliptical faced out over the practice field, Howard watched Devin Gardner throw.

"For like 45 minutes he went through his workout," Howard said. "Going ...

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