If it is accepted, Gardner, a junior, will have two more years of eligibility left at Michigan:
"I would expect that would go through," Hoke said. "I think all the documentation and everything is being sent to the Big Ten."
In his freshman season, Gardner played in three of four games, but a back injury sidelined him for the rest of the season.
This season, Gardner started the year as a wide receiver. But after an injury to starting quarterback Denard Robinson, Gardner recorded four starts. He led the Wolverines to a 3-1 mark.
As a quarterback this season, Gardner completed 63 percent of his passes for 1,005 yards. He had eight touchdowns and four interceptions. As a wide receiver this year, he caught 16 passes for 266 yards and four touchdowns.
Michigan finished its regular season with an 8-4 overall record and the No. 19 ranking in the country. The Wolverines finished 6-2 in the Big Ten.