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Friday, August 26, 2011

Denard Robinson Ranked #2 Player in Big Ten By ESPN

Earlier this week, I posted about the positive reviews many Big Ten teams, and particularly Michigan, have been receiving from the media. For the earlier post about Rivals and ESPN's Big Ten rankings you can go here:

Now, back to Denard Robinson. He was primarily selected off "past performance and potential impact in 2011." Clearly, Denard Robinson had an a-maize-ing 2010. He set numerous records including most rushing yards for a quarterback in the FBS history.

There is no doubt that much of Michigan's improvement in 2010 can be linked to Robinson's emergence as the starting quarterback. For instance, in a tight contest against Notre Dame, his 502 total yards, yes I said 502 total yards, took control of the game and turned the tide for the maize and blue.

He was an early Heisman favorite and although his performance slipped in some of the later games in the season, he still performed well finishing at 6th in the Heisman voting. We look forward to some great things from Denard in 2011 and perhaps he can move up to the #1 spot for 2012!

For ESPN's review of Denard, click here:

Also, we had a great earlier series capturing Denard's performance as quarterback last season and addressing whether he really should be considered a legitimate quarterback: