2014 WR likes glimpse of future offense 

November, 14, 2012
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- For a few years, quarterback Denard Robinson has been the face of the Michigan football program. But with him sitting out the past few games, recruits have had a chance to see what the future of the Wolverines looks like. And while it's never good to have a team’s starter out, it's not the worst thing in the world for future players.

For prospects such as 2014 wide receiver recruit Derek Kief (Cincinnati/LaSalle), watching Devin Gardner quarterback the Michigan football team gives him a better idea of what the identity of this team will become in the next few years. And while the Wolverines haven't offered Kief, he does has five offers to date and has been pursued by Michigan. His visit to campus last weekend was his second with the Wolverines.

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Lon Horwedel/Icon SMIMichigan offensive coordinator Al Borges said he wants to limit the rushing attempts of QB Devin Gardner in 2013.
His first unofficial was last summer, but coming to a game was a completely different experience for the 6-foot-5, 180-pound receiver. And knowing that Gardner possibly getting his medical redshirt approved would mean Kief could play with him or against him some day was quite surreal, he said.
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