I spoke with Demetrius today and there's been a slight change with his announcement. He and teammate LaQuentin Smith will be announcing together after their game on Friday.
The game should end around 9:30pm EST. Demetrius will be telling the coaches from each school what his decision is tomorrow morning as well.
Once again, Nissan is sponsoring this year's heisman and, by contract, receives one official heisman vote. Nissan in turn is opening its vote to the public, and whichever player receives the most votes will earn Nissan's official heisman vote. It's a daily vote, so some people (like me) require a reminder from time to time.
The post a couple days ago was pretty effective -- Denard jumped from 12% of the vote to 21% in a few hours -- so I will try to keep up the occasional reminder. If there's one vote he should be able to secure it's this one, given the breadth of the fanbase, the readership of the largest college sports blog on the interweb, and the benefit of alumni who are largely capable of operating a computer.
I know this isn't news, but ESPN is ridiculous. On the SportsCenter preview it says "coming up, Denard Robinson and how his skills will transfer to the NFL". Come on, guys. Give me a freaking break. He is a sophomore and having one of the most special seasons anyone has had in a while. Can we just talk about his passion for the game, his improvement as a Quarterback, and him winning for Michigan. . . anything but this. Why do you have to talk about him becoming a slot receiver, cornerback or returner. Give it up, guess what, DENARD IS A QUARTERBACK, and a true Michigan Man that will remain at Quarterback for a couple more years. Enjoy it.
Update: Mel Kiper says for Denard to try to be a QB at the next level would be a mistake, citing that Pat White didn't work out. And says Denard needs to try to be an "all purpose offensive dynamo", and cites similarities to Antwan Randle-El.
Just wondered if anyone had info yet on both our injuries and those of MSU players for Saturday.
I haven't seen much other than Shaw is likely to play.
Keshawn Martin - B10 Special Teams POW - You Tube of his Punt Return vs. Wisc...need to stuff this guy...
A friend of mine the other day said we should give Denard the number 1 jersey, but personally 16 is emblazened in my mind as Denard. What do you guys think?