ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- This wasn't supposed to be the way Denard Robinson's story ended at Michigan.
After Robinson set an NCAA record for rushing yards by a quarterback as a sophomore, he was going to battle for a Heisman Trophy -- possibly more than one -- and end his career as one of the most-celebrated players ever in college football.
Instead, even as the program has jumped back to national relevance under Brady Hoke, Robinson finds himself going into his last game at Michigan in search of a way to get on the field.
After missing time with an elbow injury, Robinson returned to the team as a superback against Iowa and Ohio State. He was used as a run-only quarterback, a running back and a slot receiver.
That worked brilliantly against humble Iowa on Nov. 17, when he rushed for almost 100 yards and distracted the Hawkeyes defense on every play. But Hoke and Al Borges went away from the scheme against Ohio State, and Robinson was benched for most of the fourth quarter in a 26-21...