It's no secret that Devin Gardner doesn't lack for confidence. Today, Michigan's junior quarterback asserted that point when he was on "The Huge Show," a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based sports talk radio show.
Gardner discussed his health (which is good), the impact Denard Robinson made on him (which was good), and his progression from high school to taking on Michigan's pro-style offense in preparation for this season (which was also good). He also named Jeremy Gallon as Michigan's go-to guy in the 2013 offense - no pressure, right?
Speaking of pressure, the Huge Show asked Gardner if the Wolverines are a championship-caliber team:
"We always have room for improvement but we're definitely a championship-caliber football team," Gardner said. "We'll win in the Big House, against Ohio State. We don't feel like we're inferior to anyone in the country."
One snippet - and one guarantee. How many days are left until Nov. 30 at Michigan Stadium?
Here's the full audio of today's segment:
This makes me think of a couple other guarantees in sports:
Michael Jordan guaranteeing the Chicago Bulls would win Game 7 of the NBA's 1988 Eastern Conference Finals. (The Bulls won.)
Mark Messier guaranteeing the New York Rangers would win Game 6 of the 1994 NHL Eastern Conference Final. (The Rangers won that game. And Game 7. And the Stanley Cup.)
Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert guaranteeing his team would win an NBA title. (Sorry, Cleveland.)
Jerramy Stevens guaranteeing that the Seattle Seahawks would win Super Bowl XL. (The Pittsburgh Steelers won. Again, sorry, Cleveland.)