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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 five- or six-game run that had him in the Heisman race as a sophomore.
So we know a big week can make people take notice.
Who has a good chance to make a big impact in the first week of 2012? Here’s a good place to start.
10. Shaq Roland, WR, South Carolina
With the loss of Alshon Jeffrey to the NFL, Steve Spurrier is looking for his next big target at receiver. Roland will get his shot in the opener at Vanderbilt Thursday, and Spurrier has been pleased with the former Mr. Football in South Carolina.
Roland is proving to be a tough competitor, who is living up to the overwhelming hype and cra...
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Michigan Football will kick off the 2012 season with an epic game against Alabama at Cowboys Stadium on Saturday night. The game will begin at 8:12pm and be televised on ABC. The Wolverines enter the game as a prohibitive long-shot with many expecting the Crimson Tide to pummel them. Brady Hoke was asked at Monday’s press conference if he considered Michigan an underdog. His response...
Alabama Football analyst John Mitchell from Bama Hammer stopped by to answer a few questions about the big game.
1. What worries you most about playing Michigan?
It’s always worrisome to play a team as good as Michigan on the opening weekend. Despite our best guesses, we never know what a team is going to look like in a new season. My biggest concern is Michigan’s ability...
It's back-to-school time as college football is set to kickoff the 2012 season. We've got some dandies in the opening weekend of action, including two matchups between Top 25 teams. Let's have a closer look at the four most important games of Week 1: Michigan Wolverines vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Odds: Alabama -13.5 Two prestigious programs with enduring brand names will...
The Michigan Wolverines think they have an ace up their sleeve with Denard Robinson. He has had some exciting plays throughout his career at Michigan, usually against shoddy defenses. He is going to make an excellent slot receiver once he reaches the NFL, because he simply cannot throw a football. A game of 500 will [...]
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...
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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. continues to wager vast sums of cash on the outcome of sporting events, this time a $3 million bet that Michigan will cover the spread against Alabama.
(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.)
Alright, Mr. Hoke. I'm ready for my spotlight.
Michigan starting quarterback Denard Robinson is beginning to accept his celebrity status after four years in Ann Arbor. (The Detroit Free Press)
Knee-Deep in the Hoopla.
Michigan head football...
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...
Pit Fight – Michigan vs. AlabamaThe theory behind this feature is take an Alabama guy and through them in the ring (a chatroom) with a Michigan guy, mix with three parts excitement and throw in a dash of bravado and see what happens. This week features BeyondUSports own Randal Etheredge who is a current student at Alabama – and myself, trying on my wolverine gear and arguing...
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...
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...
The Big10 is starting the season with 2 huge games and boasts possibly 2 of the top 10 players in the nation. With 5 teams ranked preseason, the league has plenty of hype and what seems to be 3 really dangerous teams in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Michigan St. Let’s take a look at 5 things that could shape the 2012-13 season for the Leaders and Legends.
1. Big10 needs a stronger out...