Friday, December 28, 2012
What is Denard Robinson's legacy?
By Brian Bennett
WolverineNation's Michael Rothstein chronicles the history of Denard Robinson at Michigan and ponders what the quarterback's legacy will be:
"Denard Robinson's legacy is complicated, and his Michigan career isn't even over yet.
For much of the past three seasons, he has been Michigan's quarterback, the face of its program and also the cause of consternation, depending on what he had done in a given game. Should he stay at quarterback? Why wouldn't he stay at quarterback? All this depended on the game, the drive, the play.
"People almost universally love Robinson the person, even if Robinson the player sometimes bothers them. Along the way, Robinson has set or tied at least 12 Michigan records entering his final game in the Outback Bowl against South Carolina.
"In that game, he has a chance to become the FBS career rushing leader for a quarterback if he gains more than 85 yards against the Gamecocks.
"He's been able to represent the program in a great way on and off the field," said the man who recruited him to Ann Arbor, former Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez. "One of the most exciting players to play, not only at Michigan but I think in the history of the Big Ten. I also think he is everything that you want a college football player to be on and off the field.
"His love for the game and his love to compete is why I think college football is so great. I think Denard personifies that."
To read the whole story, click here. It's a good read.