...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
Also: water wet.
One Denard Xavier Robinson is not only a quarterback for the University of Michigan football team, but a scary-fast dude who runs track for the Wolverines as well. Today (seriously, less than an hour ago), Denard raced in the 60 meter dash against Ohio State WITH HIS SHOES UNTIED OMG. I'll let the video speak for itself:
He's the be-dreadlocked dude in the 4th lane, winning the race in a time of 6.81 seconds.
The meet was packed, and I'm sure much of the excitement was about Denard's performance this afternoon. Nearly every Michigan football coach and about half the team was in attendance, along with some football recruits, in addition to members of various other Michigan teams (shout out to women's basketball, who stood right near me). Paul also got some pics:
Sorry if some of them are blurry, he's just too fast for any shutter speed.
He looks cut. OMGBARWISOMG etc, etc.
The picture of Fitz, Gallon, and Q Wash is hilarious. What a group!
Gallon has some muscle on him. Kids arms are bigger than my legs.
... I can't help but think "Snoop" from The Wire.
That character was a bad mofo ... even if Snoop was, technically, a girl.
Denard is as fast as that fly over before the OSU game.
Lt. Denard = pregame flyover.
...I just wish we could figure out how to convert some of that team unity into family values. I mean its cool that the entire coaching staff and a bunch of the team is showing up to an event just to support one of their players/teammates in an event that won't directly benefit them, but without turning that into a sense of community and family it just seems wasted. Anyone have any ideas?
How about team Snow Plow Driving events?
Sponsored by Mr. Plow?
(that would be Homer for non-Simpsons fanatics)
Family Values Ratio = [(# Athletes Present) + (# Coaches Present)]/[(# Mothers Present) + (# Wives Present)]
have to say I saw MICHIGAN unity today. The fact Denard was in the maize and blue scoring big instead of hanging with his girl...and the fact he was at the meet until the final event was finished (boo OSU...and why the heck does it take more than one of them to spell a four letter word? OHIO...IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE even if you drink from the Olentangy R...)and for the 'TEAM' simply there for the benefit of the 'TEAM'...when the bugeyes began speak and spell chants, the FOOTBALL TEAM countered with a LET'S GO BLUE retort. A part that is being overlooked, these are kids with a lot of pride and a lot of spirit in their University...I still remember John Kolesar comming into our building, getting his sweats and shoes, and then exiting the building never to be seen again. I recall Desmond Howard running the indoor season to hone skills for the combine and then exit stage millionare...and that's not a rip on Desmond, he was a class act, but Denard is out there because he wants to compete for the U of M and his football coaches are a bit more openminded than...BO. Thomas Wilcher who still holds many state records was doghoused after hurting himself running hurdles...keeping in mind the dude was a NATIONAL CHAMPION hurdler and went on to the Olympic trials...I'd say this whole 'FAMILY VALUES' comparisson is a bit deluded...each in his own way, it was awesome to see RR at the meet and recruits AND football players actually contributing...
Yeah. Those shots made me feel good.
Woot. That's some BigTen speed.
...if he played in the SEC. He would just show up as a smear on still photos.
The kids got skills. There's got to be a way to use that next fall if Tate is the starter.
**Perhaps we should start a thread on the board debating whether or not Denard should be used at slot. **
I'm not sure if you're kidding or being serious. Since it's hard show your attitude at the time you are writing these threads I'm going assume that you're either:
A. Tired of hearing about D Rob being used at the slot
B. Convinced D Rob has too many moves to be standing on the sidelines for prolonged periods
C. Undecided, therefore the argument must go on!!
It's all about Denard (!!!)
That post was FULL of WIN!!!
In D-Rob I saw a wildcat runner, a slot guy, and a rb. I did not see a qb. He does not look to get other players involved in the offense. There needs to be a way for him to be on the field every down. He is a real threat in a major way. If he stays at qb hopefully a year in the system can improve his passing skills.
Now that we have Devin, and he may be an early enrollee D-Rob can be free to play another role. Some guys have a qb's psychology others have another kind. Imagine the nightmare D-Rob would give opposing D-coordinators. How does a defense contain Roundtree, Gallon, and D-Rob?
This kid could win a Heisman if he is in the right position. Our patience is getting ready to pay off.
Don't assume. I for one have not yet given up on him being THE starter someday. A lot can happen over the next 3 years. Tate, Denard, Devin. What a future at UM QB!
of some of the TD runs.
He must have been injured or something because I actually saw him in the video.
could name the recruits in attendance? Thanks
Some of them included Devin Gardner, Ray Vinopal, Demar Dorsey, and many many others. I'll write something more after the basketball game tomorrow, which is more of an official recruiting event.
If he's on a relay team he should carry a football instead of that stick thing.
Fast man is fast... but also looks like he's been hitting the weights.
I wonder if it'll affect his speed. What happens if you reduce infinity by 5%?
you become a shades-wearing polar bear piloting an F-16 through a wormhole.
They must be destroyed...
This is one of the more entertaining pieces I've read on this site in a while, thanks for posting!
No Courtney Boyton shots? What a rip.
Otherwise, this is great stuff guys. Thanks for covering this.
The UM record holder in the 60 is Adam Harris, who ran a 6.6 in 2009. For his very first race as a freshman, Denard's time of 6.81 is damn good.
Butch Woolfolk is still the UM record holder in the 200m set way back in 1980, and Thomas Wilcher still holds the record in the 110m high hurdles set in '85.
Troy Woolfolk (along with Adam Harris) is part of the 4x100 relay team with the second fastest time in UM track history from 2008 with Butch's 1980 relay team holding down the third fastest spot in the recordbook. Butch's teammate from the FB team Rodney Feaster was also on his relay team.
love Butch. that man was a speed merchant. it's nice to see his son inherited the go-fast gene.
if anyone there had a stop watch at the 40-yard marker. Just curious what his 40-time was. We could then remove all FAKE tags from posted 40 times.
Well, assuming a constant speed, he ran a 4.54 40. I would assume he shut it down a little on the final step or two, so i'd put it around a 4.50 40.
That would be a 40 meter dash, not a 40 yard dash. Because a yard is shorter than a meter, the converted time is about 4.15. But his fastest 20 meters were his last 20 meters, so he didn't really run a 4.15.
O/U on his date of Xfer: 2/1/2011.
Seriously. Shut your hole.
You start off with a Yankees logo as your avatar. Where I come from, that is grounds for justifiable homicide.
Then, you suggest that Devin Gardner is a future transfer?
Amigo, that puts you in the ultra-rare Drew Sharpton category of stupid-things-I'm-not-gonna-let-you-forget. It was Drew Sharpton who, just a few weeks ago, with football season concluding was talking about how it had come time for Denard Robinson to think about where HE might start looking around to transfer. That was right before Denard registered for the Spring semester, and started to have a blast, running track for the fun of it. At. Michigan.
By the way, I want to assure you that putting "the Over-Under" on a stupid statement doesn't make it funny.