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Denard named AT&T All American
Just because he has the running ability of a running back does not make him not a QB. Glad he is getting recognition as a great player, but he is a great QB, not just a great player.
Agree 100%, it is cool to see him being recognized, especially considering he's a first year starter as a sophomore. Let's hope DB keeps everything intact.
Amen to that
I wonder how many other "offensive backs" had 2300 yards passing . . .
........for Denard, and well-deserved!
Just googled it, in case you want to see everyone on the team.
From that link: "And finally, the committee chose to go with two designated offensive backs after the selecting Boise State's Kellen Moore as its quarterback. One of the offensive backs, Denard Robinson of Michigan, was as much a ball carrier as he was a thrower at his position. In the modern era (since 1967), this marks the just the second time two quarterbacks have been named to the team. In 1990, BYU's Ty Detmer and Virginia's Shawn Moore both earned All-America honors."
Basically, they bent their own rules for the second time in 43 years because they wanted to include Denard on the list. That's not a mark against him. That's an honor.
im very surprised not to see gibbons or brokehouzen on the list. That's BS. They were robbed.
three people thought so.....Why so serious
Because they're hard-working kids and didn't deserve that shot out of nowhere.
that came out of nowhere.
That being said, I somewhat agree.
Good kids, working hard? You bet. Need some more work before they're decent/good at their positions in college? Yessir.
Won't somebody please think of the children?!?
Can we please not shit on players who play for Michigan? And if we are going to shit on them, can we please learn to spell their names correctly?
This was on ABC today, cool to see Denard on there and the CFL guys talking about him
Crushed the defense, "if Denard had a defense, he might be picking up a Heisman Trophy later tonight"". Paraphrasing.
So very true. Also we would not have CC tags on this blog.
PS. Hockey rocks!!!
Denard is absolutely going to tear it up in Canada.
i was referring to the college football live guys, if you are being serious..
I was just joking. But thank you for clarifying. In retrospect, the slight neg was justified because I didn't make clear that I was joking.
I am giving you a + 1 for both posts. If we have to start explaining jokes on MGoBlog, then al Qaeda has already won.
Thanks a bunch. Also, just to be clear, I wasn't trying to make fun of the original poster in either of my comments.
A shame that they missed on Pryor. That dude DOMINATES!
but only if he wanted to.
have Dreads in Canada?
Is that you can't posbang posts that really deserve it.
Couldn't happen to a nicer kid. Congrats, Shoelace.
loved to seen TPs face when this was announced. The kid must be saying WTF do I have to do to get some recognition !
sooooo happy he didn't come here.
All the offensive skill positions didn't have a senior, while the Offensive line and all of the defense were all upper classmen, but one LB!
gets national recognition for running his mouth off to the media. There's that.
It's funny that Pryor got all kinds of national recognition preseason without doing anything and then didn't get any recognition once the season was actually played. I'll be curious to see if the hype machine gets itself worked up again over the offseason or whether the media will actually remember how stupid they he ended up making them look this year.
I think the media and the people who vote and choose award winners expect a little humility. Not the "I dominate" type of commentary.
Looks like these guys wanted to make a statement on Cam Newton.
Looks like these guys wanted to make a statement on Cam Newton.
Looks like you wanted to make a statement on Cam Newton twice.
Our kickers got robbed!
at least he made the team,but SHOELACE is a QB,63 percent is pretty good.He will be hitting around 70 percent next year.GO BLUE!!!
I have no problem with "Offensive Back", they wanted to recognize him as a great player, but they felt there were better QBs. I think it's more of an honor since they made a spot just to point out how good he is.
I think all the drops this year hurt Denards stats more than people think. Make those easy catches and who knows how good the stats could be. Glad he was at the big chill tonight for recognition...he deserves it!
Glad to see Denard getting the recognition he deserves for such a great season personally. Next year he will have the team record to back up all the stats as well. Big Congrat's!
That guy (Boren) may be a decent OL for the Big10, but nothing like those two powerhouse guys on Wisky who bowled over just about everyone. Molk should make 1st team next year. He's a far better C than Boren is a G.
FWAA wanted to show that two great QBs, playing different styles, were worthy of recognition. Other than James, there wasn't really another GREAT RB out there. Sure Wisky had the three-headed monster, but they divided the ball up well.
After watching several Oregon games this season and seeing the impact of James with their QB, it will be great to get a star RB (Dee Hart, I hope) in the backfield next year to give D's more to worry about. That addition, plus Roundtree and company getting past the critical dropsies will make us a good chance to average 45+ pts per game.
comments where we talk about next year's team scoring average. Wel, I, for one, am not interested in us "averaging" 45 pts per game, instead, I want us to "SCORE" 45 pts per game! Actually scoring our average would have made several of our games closer, and winable. Just a thought.
Denard's 2011 Heisman campaign will kick off in Jacksonville in a few weeks. I think he's going to have a huge day.
It's kinda funny, because I personally doubt denard will surpass 1500 yards again in his career, yet he's going to get more attention as he puts up smaller numbers.
(of course, this banks on other runners picking up the slack, which, I am confident that will happen).
Cut the turnovers & drops by half next year, and Denard probably is staring at top 10 in efficiency, and as a team, we're looking at double-digit wins. Barring injury, this off-season could be quite a great time for Denard to improve immensely in the pass game.
here. His concluding paragraphs:
It's not like these lines haven't been blurred before. The same writers were comfortable enough voting run-heavy, option-based signal-callers Tommie Frazier in 1995 and Antwaan Randle El in 2001 to the team as quarterbacks, neither of whom was nearly the passer Robinson is on paper. Neither was former All-America QB Eric Crouch, who completed less than 50 percent of his passes as a junior, had a negative touchdown-interception ratio as a senior and finished his Heisman season in 2001 with 1,300 fewer total yards – about 100 yards per game less – than Robinson racked up this year.
My suggestion: In response to the growing ubiquity of the shotgun runner, create a position called "Omniback" for prolific dual-threat types like Robinson, Newton, Nevada's Colin Kaepernick, Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor and Nebraska's Taylor Martinez, guys who – like Vince Young, Pat White and Tim Tebow before them – are all on pace to rewrite at least their schools' record books for all-purpose heroics. If they don't precisely fit in the old boxes, maybe it's time to consider creating a new box.
I disagree with Dr Sat. Denard plays QB, put him in at QB. Omniback doesn't mean anything.
Its not denard's passing ability that sets him apart on the field. They seem to view the QB position as someone who is a great passer which shows with the selection of Moore. For them to select him at all is a great compliment, this shouldn't be something to complain about.
it's more a disagreement with their method. I agree with the results (Denard is an All American), but I'd rather see Denard on the list as a QB than an "offensive back". But maybe that's just me.
you should read Derek's post above