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Robinson makes NFL inquiry, likely staying

12/21/2011

I caught up with Michigan junior quarterback Denard Robinson earlier today for a Sugar Bowl preview piece (you'll have to wait for it).

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"I did," Robinson said, "but we'll see what happens."

Asked if he's planning to return to Michigan in 2012, Robinson said, "most likely, yes."

Robinson is expected to return for his senior season and his second year in Al Borges' offense. Borges' system more closely resembles what NFL teams run than the spread offense Robinson operated under Rich Rodriguez in 2009 and 2010.

Playing in a system more tailored to the NFL game was among the reasons Robinson chose to remain at Michigan after Rodriguez's firing.

While Robinson had some ups and downs in the offense this year, he ended on a strong note with big performances against Nebraska and Ohio State. He expects even better things in 2012.

"A year under my belt is going to help me a lot," Robinson said. "I think I can do some special things next year."