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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Out of necessity or for tactical reasons, Michigan coach Brady Hoke refused to provide a clue about Denard Robinson's availability to play against Northwestern."I'm not giving day-to-day updates," Hoke said, more than once.That leaves everyone - including the Wildcats - waiting until Saturday to see if Robinson is healthy enough to play. Last week, Hoke said he fully expected the spectacular quarterback to play at Minnesota, only to leave him on the sideline because of an injured right elbow.The Wolverines found out that Devin Gardner could lead them to a win. The junior QB, who moved to receiver this year to get on the field, flourished in his first start under center in a 35-13 victory over the Golden Gophers."You always like to have the depth in every position, whether it be quarterback or your nose tackle," Hoke said. "Having guys who have done it before and shown you that they can do it and have done a good job, that'...
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Michigan kept its Big Ten title hopes alive with a thrilling come-from-behind overtime win over Northwestern. Brady Hoke spoke to the media afterwards.
Brady Hoke postgame press conference (photo by Justin Potts, M&GB)
“Let me ask them a question: Who started writing the article before the game was over? [room laughs] Obviously we’ve got a lot that we didn’t...
Entering the 10th game of the 2012 season it appears the Wolverines have a legitimate question mark regarding the quarterback position for the first time in three seasons. Uncertainty, yes. Controversy, ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!! If Denard Robinson is healthy he will, and should, be the starting quarterback against the Northwestern Wildcats. The problem is that, unlike last week...
Michigan QB Devin Gardner (12) about to score a first half touchdown on this 8 yard run. (Image courtesy of John T. Greilick / Detroit News )
The Michigan Wolverines escaped Ann Arbor today with a 38-31 overtime victory over the Northwestern Wildcats and in addition to keeping Brady Hoke’s undefeated home winning streak alive at 13 connective games they remain in the hunt for the...
Bill Connelly calls Nebraska starting quarterback Taylor Martinez "the original Johnny Manziel." This might not be good news if you're an Aggie fan. (SB*Nation)
I've seen the future, and it will be.
Zach Travis looks at the future of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson in the NFL, and sees him switching positions. (Maize...
In just his first season, Brady Hoke turned a beleaguered Michigan program into a Sugar Bowl squad. The early success stemmed from key schematic adjustments which transformed the dynamic Denard Robinson and a spread-based attack. Hoke has proved doubters wrong and earned the respect of Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald, among others.
Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke wouldn’t tip his hand as to who might get the start at quarterback Saturday against Northwestern. Whats the best-case scenario for the Wolverines?
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Devin Gardner will start at quarterback in place of Denard Robinson for a second straight week, a Michigan spokesman announced Saturday morning.
Robinson sustained a nerve injury to this throwing elbow on Oct. 27, and Gardner replaced him for last week's 35-13 victory at Minnesota. Gardner went 12-for-18 for 234 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for a...
The Michigan offense used a two-back approach in their win at Minnesota 35-13 last Saturday. Wolverine offensive coordinator Al Borges talked about the two back system, as the Maize & Blue offense tried to sustain the loss of star quarterback Denard Robinson rushing production.
No. 24 Northwestern (7-2, 3-2) vs. Michigan (6-3, 4-1), Saturday; 12pm ET ESPN
Line: Michigan - 10
Last Meeting: 2011 (42-24 Michigan W)
3 Players to Watch:
1) Denard Robinson (QB Mich): Simply put - the Maize 'N Blue have no shot of winning this game if Robinson is a no-go or gets knocked out of the game. Devin Gardner is a nice place holder and they got away...
Giving up 31 points in one game isn’t something that pleases Brady Hoke and the Michigan coaching staff. Northwestern was able to attack the Wolverines on the perimeter. But a great defensive call late solidified the 38-31 overtime win.
Michigan Head Coach Brady Hoke wouldn’t tip his hand as to who might get the start at quarterback Saturday against Northwestern. What’s the best-case scenario for the Wolverines?
Brady Hoke always tell his players that every game is a championship game, but right now, he's not exaggerating. For the Wolverines to reach their ultimate goal -- the Big Ten Championship Game (televised by FOX) -- they know they have to win their final three regular-season games and hope someone beats Nebraska.
That's going to be tough -- Penn State is the toughest test...
The Michigan Wolverines took on the Northwestern Wildcats today and regulation ended in a very strange way. Michigan's new quarterback threw up a pass that was tipped by a Northwestern defensive back to Michigan wide receiver Roundtree. He made an amazing cause which allowed their field goal kicker, Gibbons to tie up the game. I bet Michigan is really missing Denard Robinson...
Three games remain in the regular season and Michigan must win all of them to stay in the Big Ten title hunt. And just like last week, the Wolverines might have to do it without Denard Robinson. All week, Brady Hoke has been coy about Denard’s status. When asked about Denard’s status on Thursday morning, Hoke said, “We’ve got a plan in place and we’ve been running through...