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denard 4 heisman
I wanted to share with the MGoBlog community a suggested new nickname for Denard. Denard Dieciseis. Kinda like Chad Ochocinco. But better. Let me know what you think...
Check out the below link to ESPN.com's Heisman watch:
FYI - a quick review of the current stats show Denard atop the leaderboard in rushing yards and also in the Top 10-15 for passer rating. And if they combined his rushing and passing TDs, he would be in the Top 5 for total scoring as well.
[EDIT: Its pretty amazing how a seemingly minor reply about not liking the nickname "Shoelaces" can quickly get out of hand. You'd think I had just insulted Denard's mother or something. Yes, its an original nickname. No, I don't like it. But who cares?! Its just my stupid opinion about a nickname! FWIW - I think Denard's a beast and I can't wait to watch him play on Saturdays. He's quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite Wolverines and, coming from a guy that's lived and breathed Michigan football since birth, that's a pretty big thing.]
[EDIT 2: It's pretty sad that I'm sitting here at my desk worrying that people now think I do not like Denard and am not "all in for Michigan" just because I don't like his nickname. I better call a therapist!]
I'm posting this because:
* It's the first time I've seen Denard referrred to as the "Michigan Magician."
* I found it interesting that the top three in the list all have some sort of historical connection to Rich Rodriguez. Interesting twist of fate...
Denard's gotta play both ways...QB & CB
He can do it.