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VIDEO: Michigan to decide starting QB Tuesday

Devin Gardner or Shane Morris? The Michigan coaching staff will decide who will start on Tuesday.

Jim Rogash

The Big Ten portion of Michigan's schedule starts this weekend.

Whether its ready or not, Michigan (2-2) will be facing Minnesota (3-1) for the Little Brown Jug in Ann Arbor on Saturday (3:30 p.m., ABC). With the non-conference schedule coming to an end, so could senior quarterback Devin Gardner's time as the starter.

Although no starting quarterback decision has been made as of Monday, Michigan coach Brady Hoke said during his weekly press conference that a decision will be made on Tuesday.

"We'll make a decision (Tuesday)," Hoke said.

Gardner, who struggled mightily during both of Michigan's losses, was pulled late against Notre Dame and Utah in favor of sophomore Shane Morris. During the Wolverines' recent loss, Gardner threw two interceptions and was sacked three times.

Gardner has thrown six interceptions in four games.

Although Morris has seen time in the dying minutes of the football game, he has thrown two interceptions so far this season. Including one last week against Utah.

No matter who the starter will be, Hoke wants to put his team in the best position to win.

"Efficiency, that's part of (who will be named starter)," Hoke said. "Who comes out of the week with the best practices and gives us the best chance to go out and win football games. There's leadership in there, too. Who commands the offense?

"They both have done a really good job all year with that."