this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
denard robinson is made of dilithium
In 2010 Denard threw for 244 yards and 1 TD and rushed for 258 and 2 TDs.
In 2011 he threw for 338 yards and 4 TDs and rushed for 108 and 1 TD.
Like Michael Jordan playing the Knicks, something about Notre Dame brings out the best in Shoelace. He clearly is the Irish's Kryptonite.
He now is in his 3rd year of starting and 2nd year in Borges' offense. However, ND's defense appears to be better this year than in the past two years as well. So, how will he do?
I think he's improved as a passer to the point that he will surpass 2011's throwing totals, racking up 350 in the air and 5 TDs passing (and he's going to have a far better completion percentage than last year's game), and I think he's going to bust at least one long run allowing him to break 125 on the ground and pick up another rushing TD.
Am I crazy? Over exuberant? Or is this going to be Denard's best game yet in a career of wow moments and it will put him back into the Heisman conversation?
Oh and it was also mentioned on the board it's his birthday Saturday. Not sure if that will have an effect on his performance or not, but maybe it'll help the team to perform so they can give him a birthday win.
EDIT: I forgot to mention this is my first forum topic that I've started so also I'd appreciate any suggestions for improving these in the future or any feedback to improve my writing as well, thanks!
Denard got back on pace to break the all-time career rushing record for a quarterback. With 218 yards on 20 carries Denard has 245 rushing yards on the season.
Pat White: 4,480 on 684 rushes
Denard Robinson: 3,474 on 576 rushes
Denard needs to average 94.5 yards on the ground per game for the 11 remaining games to break the record (NCAA counts post-season games in individual records, beginning in 2002).
The BTN's Tom Dienhart put together a (ridiculously early) ranking of the B1G quarterback units. He ranks Michigan's Denard Robinson-led unit first. Link:
I thought it was an interesting exercise, even if premature. I like the notion of ranking the QB units on a team-by-team basis, but it's hard to put much confidence in a May ranking of QBs, especially when some have not (or have barely) seen the field.
I'm am pretty confident that our friends in E. Lansing will be miffed that their QBs drew a rank of 9th overall.
1. Michigan (Denard Robinson)
2. Ohio State (Braxton Miller)
3. Purdue (Caleb TerBush, Robert Marve)
4. Wisconsin (Maryland transfer Danny O'Brien)
5. Nebraska (Taylor Martinez)
6. Illinois (Nathan Scheelhaase)
7. Minnesota (MarQueis Gray)
8. Iowa (Vandenberg)
9. Michigan State (Maxwell)
10. Penn State (Matt McGloin, Rob Bolden, Paul Jones)
11. Northwestern (Kain Colter, Trevor Siemian)
12. Indiana (Tre Roberson)
The guys at Sports Science show how fast Denard can get in open field. They compare him and his skills to those of Michael Vick and Arian Foster. Definitely worth a watch.
Embeding is still something I have not learned.
One of Michigan's best offensive performances last year. One of my favorite wins of the season.
I hate that Juice Williams holds the record for the most yards by an individual in a single game at Michigan Stadium, 431 yards. I am reminded of that every time I see my former college roommate, who is a big Illini fan. As much as I would love to see Denard break it next week, the same buddy is coming to visit and we're going to the Iowa game, and I would love to let him witness in person the breaking of Juice Williams' record. Over or under 2 weeks before Denard breaks this record?