Tag:Michigan quarterback
Posted on: September 4, 2010 4:25 pm
Edited on: September 4, 2010 4:29 pm

Denard Robinson looks, um, awesome

Posted by Chip Patterson

No one seemed to be surprised when Denard Robinson was named the starting quarterback for Michigan's season opener against Connecticut .  With the first quarter coming to a close, it's safe to say that everyone agrees with Rich Rod. 

Michigan closed the first quarter up 14-0 on the back, or shoes, of Denard Robinson's 105 yards rushing - including a 32 yard touchdown run near the end of the quarter.  Robinson is also 4/4 for 44 yards through the air, but there is no doubt that the Wolverines most dangerous weapon this season will be Robinson on the ground.

Fans have quickly taken a liking to Robinson, wearing t-shirts referring to him as "Shoelaces" -- a reference to Robinson's distaste for tied shoes.  According to the coaching staff, how he laces up his kicks doesn't matter as long as it doesn't effect the sophomore's reported 4.3 40-yard dash.

Has to be a good feeling for head coach Rich Rodriguez , who arguably is on the hottest seat in the nation.  With Robinson under center, the Wolverines should be able to reverse the losing of late uncharacteristic to the program.   

Posted on: September 4, 2010 11:13 am
Edited on: September 4, 2010 12:45 pm

Tate Forcier demoted to 3rd string for Michigan

Posted by Chip Patterson

Michigan quarterback Tate Forcier stepped up as the starting quarterback in 2009 for the Wolverines as a true freshman.  With questions about the program and the new big name coach looming, Forcier took on the pressures of the starting job to mixed reviews.  

For Michigan's season opener against Connecticut in the Big House on Saturday, Forcier should be feeling a lot less pressure.  After all, the quarterback job is much easier when you are the third-string quarterback.

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Michigan's quarterback rotation against Connecticut is "expected" to begin with Denard Robinson, followed by true freshman Devin Gardner, then Forcier.

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