big ten media days
First, WTF is the point of the Big Ten Network if they don't even air the student keynote speech live?
Some tweets coming out on it:
Denard Robinson also talked about his family, including a brother who died when he was 10.
Denard Robinson says it was tough to do the right things growing up on the neighborhood he grew up in
Denard Robinson says he didn't leave Michigan b/c his teammates were his brothers
Emotional Denard Robinson doing an outstanding job delivering a speech at Big Ten kickoff before a huge ball room
Denard Robinson: "I met the President of the United States. And LeBron James. And they both knew who I was." (Laughter)
Denard Robinson: "Trust me. I'm not perfect. Just ask Coach Hoke."
Denard Robinson says character is who you are when no one else is watching
Denard Robinson says "it doesn't matter where you come from. Anything is possible."
Some Big Ten schools and players passed on chance to succeed Kirk Cousins' speech but Denard Robinson accepted the challenge and delivered
Denard Robinson: “It wasn’t easy where I came from. What made it possible was my two parents, who had nothing but gave everything.”
Background behind the speech:
Video (embedded below):
I have the opportunity to field one question to Rich Rod via Dave Biddle a writer for Buck Nuts on Tuesday at Big Ten media days. You might start off by asking what are you doing cavorting with the enemy? Dave is a high school friend of mine who is doing me a solid because I'm deployed to Iraq. Right now I'm leaning towards: What area of the team do you expect to see the most improvement from coming out of camp and how much of an impact do you think this years group of freshman will play on the team?