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Saturday, September 4, 2010
Robinson masterful early on for Michigan

By Adam Rittenberg

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Ask any Michigan defender about facing Denard Robinson in practice and they just shake their heads.

Connecticut players are doing the same thing right about now.

Robinson looked masterful directing his first drive of the 2010 season, as Michigan marched 96 yards in 14 plays. His elusiveness is really giving Connecticut's defenders trouble on the edges, and he's complementing his running with some accurate passes. Running backs Michael Shaw and Vincent Smith also looked good, and the offensive line is generating good push.

Robinson followed things up on Michigan's next possession with a dynamic 32-yard touchdown run with a sick cutback. Any doubt about who should be directing Michigan's offense have been put to rest in a hurry.

We all knew Robinson could be a perfect fit for Rich Rodriguez's spread offense. He certainly looks like it so far.

It's all Michigan right now, up 14-0 with 1:27 left in the opening quarter.