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Brady Hoke and the Wolverines are coming off of a spectacular season where they lost only two games, one to a very good Michigan State team and one where they just didn’t perform, Iowa.
Hoke has his man man, junior quarterback Denard Robinson back. Robinson (Derp) has had some issues throwing the ball and making mistakes, but his big play potential is through the roof, and as Rich Rod said this week “‘He’s an extreme competitor. Anytime you have someone like him running your offense, you have a chance.”
Robinson threw for 2100 yards and rushed for 1100 yards. Robinson accounted for 36 of Michigan’s TDs. He’s a great weapon, but he needs a surrounding cast like he had last year. Junior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint is back this season, but he may not see the field for the first game after being suspended earlier in the off-season for a DUI. If Toussaint is in the lineup, Michigan would return 80 percent of their starters from last season.
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan took a step toward returning to college football's elite last season with an 11-victory season and a Sugar Bowl win over Virginia Tech.
Would a season-opening upset of defending champion Alabama mean they're all the way back -- recovered from the Rich Rodriguez era in just two short years?
Brady Hoke and the Wolverines don't think so because...
Pretty much everyone saw this one coming. Denard was an obvious choice for offense, and you won't find a much better choice than Jordan Kovacs for the defense.
Denard was the QB that nobody wanted. RichRod gave him a chance and he proved himself worthy of the starting role. For Jorban...from unknown freshman walk-on to starter to senior captain. A great story for one...
Michigan and Michigan State give the Big Ten a couple chances to enhance the league's football reputation the opening week of the season.
No. 8 Michigan plays second-ranked and defending national champion Alabama on Saturday night. That's after No. 13 Michigan State opens its season Friday against 24th-ranked Boise State.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke downplayed the significance...
Alabama's defense must: make good decisions, push the pocket, avoid reaching, stay on their feet and keep shifty Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson contained. Otherwise, as Nick Saban said, “This guy will ball fake you like Michael Jordan and take off running and you’ll say, ‘Well how did that happen?’”
16 on the field, number one in my heart.They’re kidding and this is not documentary footage (I think), but Pat Stansik and the band Mind’s Eyes have released a video for their Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson anthem ‘I Love You Denard’, and yes, they’d rather watch Denard gain a yard than have a three-way make-out session with two foxy-ish Michigan teens.Fan songs can...
If Denard Robinson leads Michigan to an upset of Alabama this weekend he’ll easily elevate his Heisman campaign. But a loss won’t really detract from his name recognition across the college football landscape.
But before Robinson became a household name, it took a breakout game a couple of years ago for everyone to take notice. He actually went on a...
Arrests in Ball assault.
Police in Wisconsin arrest three individuals suspected of being involved with an attack on Wisconsin running back Montee Ball. (ESPN)
Saban on Robinson.
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban compares Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson to former Auburn QB Cam Newton. (The Detroit Free Press)
No Hope in Indiana?
Purdue head football coach...
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Anger is an energy.
Wisconsin tailback Montee Ball says that he is planning to channel the anger resulting from being assaulted by five strangers on the football field. (The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel)
Welcome to the first installment of this year’s 5-Spot Challenge. If you’re new to the game, it’s a weekly contest involving between five and ten questions based on that week’s game. Following the game, the results will be totaled and, like golf, low score wins. You want your answer to be as close to the actual result as possible. If the question is “How many rushing yards...
With Michigan’s regular season opener against the defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide just a couple of days away, I like many couldn’t help but notice the tremendous hype the Wolverines have been getting leading up to this Saturday.
After three forgettable years during the Rich Rodriguez era in which the Wolverines went 15-22 with one bowl appearance in 2010 (Gator...
As if Michigan alum Pat Stansik had not made his feelings toward Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson when his song was released a couple months ago, there is a creepy video to couple with it now. Stansik acts and sings as his buddies from the band Mind’s Eye, which apparently includes former Michigan basketball player Zack Novak, join along in the lead singer’s obsession...
Something must've happened. Sunspots?
Earlier in the week a Buffalo blogger talk about their excellent running back and allowed as how Georgia had never seen a back like him. Then there was the Missouri blog telling us that Georgia has never seen wide receivers like those of the nouveau-Tigers.
The latest example of universal mania comes from a Michigan blogger who believes...