Sunday, September 12, 2010

Denard Robinson is college football's most exciting player

502 total yards of offense

No one sitting in Notre Dame Stadium had ever see anything like it.

No one watching on TV, including myself, had ever seen anything like it.

24 of 40, 244 yards passing, 1 TD

No one in the 131 year history of Michigan Football has seen anything like it.

28 carries, 258 yards rushing, 2 TD's

No one in college football has seen anything like Denard Robinson.

The Wolverine signal caller ran and threw all over the fabled field at Notre Dame Stadium on Saturday, leading the Michigan Football team to a thrilling 28-24, come from behind victory over the Fighting Irish.

The win moved the Wolverines record to 2-0 on the season, and into the college football rankings for the first time in almost a year.
Michigan is currently ranked #20 in the AP Poll, and #22 in the USA Today Coaches Poll.

Michigan Head Football Coach Rich Rodriguez opened the competition for the starting QB spot in the spring, even though he had a Sophomore, Tate Forcier, that started all 12 games in 2009.

The competition continued into the summer, where Robinson became the clear leader that Rodriguez had been waiting for, over taking Forcier, and true Freshman Devin Gardner.

"Shoelace," as Robinson is referred to,  is the most exciting Michigan football player since Charles Woodson, the 1997 Heisman Football winner.

Neither the Notre Dame players, their coaches, or the play by play men on the Notre Dame Broadcasting Company, er, NBC-TV, had any ideas on how to stop the elusive Wolverine QB.

With the Wolverines now on a two game winning streak to open the season, fans of the Maize and Blue are cheering on "Shoelace," and coach Rod, forgetting, at least momentarily, on the problems of the off season.

Up next for Michigan are home games against Massachusetts and Bowling Green before heading into the Big Ten schedule, at Indiana, in three weeks.

If all goes as scripted, the Wolverines will carry a 5-0 record into the annual battle with the Spartans of Michigan State on October 9th.

The schedule doesn't get any easier for the Irish this week, as they take the bitterness of a last second loss on the road to play Michigan State net Saturday at Spartan Stadium.

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