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Monday, June 24, 2013
Gardner says Michigan will beat OSU

By Michael Rothstein

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- While it isn’t as brash a forecast as Jim Harbaugh made in 1986, Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner made a prediction Monday afternoon.

Talking with the Huge Show, a syndicated radio program in Michigan, Gardner predicted the Wolverines would beat Ohio State.

“We always have room for improvement, but this is definitely a championship-caliber football team,” Gardner said on the Huge Show. “We will win in the Big House, you know, against Ohio State.

“We don’t feel like we’re inferior to anyone in the country, and we’re going to give it our all.”

Michigan has beaten Ohio State just once since defeating the Buckeyes in 2003 -- a 2011 win in Ann Arbor during Brady Hoke's first season. Michigan and Ohio State are expected to be two of the top three teams in the Big Ten this season.

In 1986, Harbaugh guaranteed Michigan would beat Ohio State during the week leading up to the game. The Wolverines ended up winning, 26-24.