ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Denard Robinson has become the elephant in Brady Hoke's room.
There have been times in Hoke's two seasons at Michigan where he couldn't stop talking about his multi-talented quarterback, but that has changed ever since Robinson left the Nebraska game with a nerve problem in his throwing elbow.
The Wolverines lost that game as backup Russell Bellomy -- another forgotten man -- struggled badly, but have rallied to win two in a row with Devin Gardner at quarterback. All the while, Hoke has barely acknowledged that his star quarterback still exists.
"He's day-to-day," Hoke said Monday, not when asked about Robinson's injury status, but when asked about Saturday being Senior Day. The same cliche was pulled out, with minor variations, every time Hoke was asked a question about Robinson.
Things got so strange at one point that, when he was asked about Robinson's impact on the program, Hoke almost immediately started talking about Will Campbell's career.
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