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It was a beat down. Not only was it a beat down in the Big House last Saturday, it was a beat down that was long, long, over due.
Iowa had beaten the Wolverines for three straight years. While that is an anomaly, it occurred. Once again, there are certain things that championship teams simply do not do.
Allowing teams to beat you consistently is one of those things. The Wolverines stepped-up and put an end to this annoying noise from Iowa City, which brings me to an important point.
While this year pales in comparison to last year in the win-loss column, there are some very important things that are occurring with this team, which is in transition and building.
This team is consistently doing what championship teams do—they win the crucial games that define the culture of a program. In the grander scheme of things this was much more important than beating Nebraska.
We will have many years to beat Nebraska like they are that big drum at Purdue. We needed to get back on track with Iow...
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan fans and players don't know if Denard Robinson will start at quarterback Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.
More important for the Wolverines, neither does anybody at Ohio State.
In his weekly news conference, Brady Hoke continued to play coy about his injured quarterback. Robinson played a "superback" role in Saturday's 42-17 win over Iowa...
Michigan has put Denard Robinson back in the starting lineup.
The senior lined up at running back in his final home game and gained 3 yard on a toss sweep the first time the 23rd-ranked Wolverines were on offense Saturday against Iowa.
Devin Gardner made his third straight start at quarterback in place of Robinson, who has been out with nerve damage in his right elbow.
Big Tentacles - The SWRT look at the Big Ten, and its sway over the
college football landscape.
Welcome to the planet.
Andrew Coppens defends Maryland and Rutger's admission into the Big Ten. (Delany's Dozen)
That Don't Impress Me Much.
Jeff Seidel isn't too overwhelmed about Maryland and Rutgers joining the Big Ten. (The Detroit Free Press)
Rutgers and Maryland?
To paraphrase Brady Hoke, this is definitely not your father's Big Ten.
The old Western Conference is now moving into New York and Baltimore, with plans for a league office on the East Coast. And they probably aren't done.
Remember, during the height of conference realignment craziness, pundits predicting we're headed for four 16-team super-conferences...
The Hawkeyes are playing vanilla football and Michigan has found a way to deal with the injury of Denard Robinson and still get it done. This game seems pretty cut and dry on paper but here are three bold predictions for this game that might surprise you!Michigan loses this game if Robinson playsAll you have to do is look at the 2010 Hawkeyes win over Michigan and know that Iowa...
Urban Meyer has been away from the rivalry dubbed ''The Game'' for a long, long time.
He's glad to be back.
Now he's embracing his first Michigan-Ohio State game as a head coach.
Meyer, like Michigan's Brady Hoke, grew up in Ohio. Both were steeped in the legends and lore of Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes, of playing for bragging rights in November...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Devin Gardner is still the quarterback at Michigan at least most of the time.
Gardner was the star of Michigan's 42-17 victory over Iowa, running for three touchdowns and throwing for three more, but Denard Robinson's new role might have been the bigger story.
In a scheme drawn up by offensive coordinator Al Borges, Robinson returned from injury to...
Despite the season ending injury to junior running back Fitz Toussaint, the Michigan offense is fully utilizing play action to open up the passing game. With a dangerous Denard Robinson in the backfield, more could be on the way.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Devin Gardner has flourished in three straight starts at quarterback for Michigan.
Denard Robinson is healthy enough to play, but can't seem to do more than lightly lob a short pass.
So, is there any chance Robinson will go back to being the team's QB on Saturday at Ohio State?
"I guess he could," Wolverines coach Brady Hoke said with a straight...
Last week against Iowa, the Michigan coaching staff revealed a twist to the offense which had never been seen before in the capacity that it was used: Denard Robinson and Devin Gardner on the field at the same time, with Gardner under center instead of Denard. Last year, Gardner did get some playing time at quarterback while Denard ran some plays at wide receiver or running back...
This 60 Minutes special that was on tonight was quite intriguing and a must-watch. Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon, Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke and Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban were key features in this segment and provided interesting insight into the business side of college football.There is also an interesting 60 Minutes behind the scenes of Michigan football from their website.
Michigan scored touchdowns on its first six drives and Devin Gardner had a career day as Michigan routed an Iowa team that had beaten it the past three seasons. Denard Robinson played his last game ever in the Big House, and boy was it a good one.
Michigan 42 – Iowa 17
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GoBlueWolverine's Tom Beaver and Kyle Bogenschutz as well as former Michigan football player Stan Edwards discuss the Wolverine's 42-17 win over Iowa including thoughts on the use of Denard Robinson, the play of Devin Gardner and look ahead to the season ending match-up at Ohio State.
No. 19 Michigan at Ohio State
Saturday, 12:00 p.m., ABC
Line: Ohio State -3.5
The Big Game may not be quite up to the magnitude of 2006's historic No. 1 vs. No. 2, but any time Michigan and Ohio State get together it is worth paying attention to. This year's edition of the storied Big Ten rivalry brings a unique twist to the series, with Ohio State looking to cap...