"He's a hard worker, and he watched me and Tim (Hardaway Jr.) and Nik (Stauksas) put work in to become (first-round picks), and I'm just happy he's getting better," Burke said. "It's great for the program, too. It shows what type of program the University of Michigan is and the direction it continues to go in."
Denard Robinson spent some quality time with fans in the concourse below the press box. Signing autographs, posing for pics, etc. Nice kid. Killer dreads.
Why do people think Denard Robinson will win over Tate/Threet? Denard may be a good quarterback, but hes highlighted as an ATHLETE. His arm probably isn't as good as Tates. Denard may be a GREAT runner with an OK arm. Tate is a GOOD passer and a GOOD runner. Denard is an athletic quarterback. Tates a quarterback who happens to be athletic, theres a difference.
From what I believe, because not everyone stays in the position they are recruited at (Justin Feagin). I believe Denard Robinson will be that offensive player who plays all over. He will play QB, HB, Slot, etc. He'll be our Percy Harvin. I'm not COMPARING him to Percy Harvin, but he'll probably end up in that same kind of role.
After Shavodrick Beaver decommitted back on December 19, I posted this:
Several people began (or continued) to hate me, because I was suggesting that Shavodrick Beaver would have been our third string QB in 2009 and might not have seen significant playing time until 2013. Many angry things were said, even though my message was that we should stay calm and there was plenty of time to find another QB.
Now that Signing Day has come and gone and we have signed a second capable QB for 2009 (Denard Robinson), how does everyone feel about the differences between Beaver and Robinson?
Beaver was the #8 dual-threat QB and Robinson is the #12 athlete in the country, according to Rivals. I think Beaver was slightly more polished than Robinson, but Robinson has a chance to be an electrifying player at quarterback. Perhaps an even bigger plus for Robinson is that he has the ability to switch positions (to corner or receiver) if the quarterback thing doesn't work out. This makes Robinson an even more valuable pickup, in my opinion.
*Obviously just a guess.
Hey TomVH what are the chances that we land Denard Robinson? I've read some articles on him and watched video on him and think this kid could come in and challenge Foicer and co. for the starting job next year. Any new information on him?
I was sitting courtside last night for DeShawn's epic 20/20 performance (and the rest of the team's sleepwalk) and I ran into Sam Webb at halftime.
Talked to him a bit about the QB situation now and asked him who he thought we had the best shot at still getting. He said he considers Tajh Boyd highly unlikely based solely on the fact that he wants no part of playing in the kind of offense we run. (That made me question why he committed to WVU in the first place, but whatever).
He did say though that he thinks we have a serious shot at Denard Robinson. I've heard that he could possibly commit somewhere on the spot if he likes it enough. His official visit is set for the beginning of January and Sam said everything was riding on that.
Maybe we can bring him in, see how he does at QB in fall practice and eventually move him somewhere else so we can go for a highly-rated guy in next year's class? Just a thought.
P.S. Apparently I'm stupid, because I just realized that I neglected to ask him if he knew any additional nuggets of knowledge about the Stinky Beaver. Oh well.