Not trying to start a panic. Just saw it tweeted by Bruce Feldman.
Edit: I think this is an appropriate response at this time. Why commit either way. See what happens first. I think he will stay either way.
Angelique tweeted the same thing about 40 minutes ago. Sure would suck to lose him and Mallett over the course of a few years.
I hear what you're saying, but I feel different about Denard than Mallett. Mallett is a very talented young man who was understandably concerned first and foremost about his professional future. He made the right decision for him and good for him. Denard, on the other hand, is a really special college talent. Maybe it will translate to a pro career, but it is not as obvious as in Mallett's case. But he is such as classy, likable young man that you want him to do well at your school. It's more personal for me with Denard because I like him so darned much as a player and a person.
And on a more practical level, while RR had never had a QB like Mallett before, with no mobility, Harbaugh has coached a dual-threat QB before - Josh Johnson - and developed him into an NFL player.
And I would fully support him in doing so. A once-in-a-generation talent like Denard shouldn't be forced to play for a coach who will waste his abilities.
I think he'd use Denard to the best of his ability.
Jim Harbaugh has sent Josh Johnson to the NFL (from a D-II school, no less) and will do likewise with Andrew Luck. Who's to say he couldn't develop Denard into a pro QB, too?
time to think and recover. He is due that.
Expect him to say anything else.
Eh, I think he has very right to keep to himself on a question like that. There's no reason to read anything into it.
I'm getting drunk tonight real drunk.
getting?! I have been since the second quarter!!
Yea, I need to get on that level. I'm half numb about today and half finding myself say "rabble rabble". It sucks.
Gonna be a long offseason, but I'll still be looking forward to 2011 each and every day.
time for another dogfish head...
I've already had 5 90 minute IPA's from dogfish head. Very very good....
...be careful. Hops are only indicated in that dosage for programs diagnosed as Washington State or worse.
Washington State or worse?
So that leaves...New Mexico State? Haha.
Yea, I'm drinking Yuengling and Magic Hat #9. Probably should have switched to something stronger after about the first quarter though.
I went way beyond mere "drunk" late in the first half.
drunk enough to think that everytime this Mississippi State fan next to me rings a bell his cow girlfriend farts. I can certainly smell it.
Even if he goes somewhere else, I think I'll still cheer for him.
Every Michigan fan would unless we face him. Denard embodies everything Michigan should be about
if denard went somewhere else and played against us, i would still cheer for him. i would silently shed a single tear every time he runs for 20 yards or every time he pulls up to hit his version of roy roundtree but then i would smile because i love me some denard
I completely agree with this. And if he were to leave, he has earned the right to do so with every M fan's blessing. The kid has special talent and ought to be able to do what is best for him if he thinks this is not the best place for his future. Of course I hope he chooses to stay. He is an an amazing athlete and the kind of young man you want representing your school.
what did you want him to say? yes il stay if he goes? no he should support his coach till some news is official
He wont be if RR is gone. It'll be Mallet all over again. Y stick around for transition years where all he would be is a slot reciever when we have a bizillion of them!! My god is was the FIRST PLAYER IN HISTORY for 1500/1500...and now you want him not to?? I'd be going to second tier Div I and blow away the compition!!
blow away the competition just like you've blown away the english language.
Gotta love drunk bloggin....
If you buy all the BS flung around about any coach playing Denard anywhere besides QB, you need to drink some smart-juice.
If he stays he'd be the quarterback no matter who the coach is or what the offensive scheme is.
I hope Martin stays, but I'm afraid he will leave too when some new coach comes in and trys to turn him into a safety.
He'll be back.
Weeelllll considering it is such an open question how could he possibly respond?
The kid just finished playing a game. He's not going to say anything else.
Don't forget that Mallet was also motivated on the other side -- he wanted to be at Arkansas all along. Denard has been true blue from day one. I think a new coach would have a very decent shot at selling Denard, whereas I don't think Mallett even gave Rich Rod a chance.
Those who stay.......
will happen. anyone thinking this means he is gone is reading way too much into it. For all he knows, charlie weis could be the coach. For another, he might think its bad to talk as if his coach is being fired when it might not happen.
Heavens to betsie, I really, REALLY don't understand the whole "new coach= no more denard meme".
Obviously, he wants RR to stay and the answer depends on how much new coach (if there even is one) wants Denard. New coach (if there is one) may love Denard or may encourage him to transfer. Who knows.
I think Denard would listen to the new coach and see where he fits before he leaves. I am of the opinion Harbuagh will use him if he comes here, mostly because he doesn't have anyone who fits his perceieved offense. Even if he snuck one into the class it would be a true sophomore.
I got panicked over this for about a minute, but that's the appropriate response. It's a fair question but it can't be easy to give 'what if' type responses right now.
I might have been tempted to answer the question, "Go F... yourself.", The man is all class.
I have complete faith in DG if Denard doesn't come back. I think he will be a better passer anyway.
wow... imagine of both denard AND tate transfer... scary.
Has Denard Robinson done anything in the past two years to indicate that he is anything other than the consummate team player?
Denard, how'd you have such a big day?
"The offensive line was great today."
Come on, people.
I dont think Tate has a strong connection to RR. Assuming he can recover academically, I think he would be the starter next year if Denard transfers. I think it is a big if as to whether Denard will transfer. It really depends on how he would fit in next year. Many coaches tailor their system to what they have in terms of talent.
he'd be stupid not to utilize DRob's talent at QB.
When Urban Myer inheirited pro-style QB Chris Leak, he didn't abandon him for his favored style of offense, he won a NC with him.
Denard handles himself in a way that makes us all proud on or off the field
is a humble, quiet young man who is way, way to smart to caught in a reporter's trap. I would read absolutely nothing into his repsonse.
I also think that he will graduate from Michigan, even if Elmer Fudd were to coach the team next year.
How I miss 2010 already. < sniff>
I hope he stays. Great talent. Great kid. But if he choses to leave, well, Devin Gardner is an excellent replacement. Unless, of course, he leaves too. Then we're fucked.
I'm beginning to think some people here are Robinson fans, not Michigan fans....I like what DRob has done, but if he chooses to transfer if RR is fired, well, the pros still outweigh the cons.
Denard needs to do what he feels is right. If Harbaugh accepts an offer from UM, then Denard would be wise to listen. Harbaugh would definitely make use of Denard Robinson's talents. Josh Johnson finished an outstanding career at USD running Harbaugh's SHOTGUN SPREAD OFFENSE. Johnson also ran the ball a shitload - 720 yards and 11 TDs in 2006.
I don't really care who the coach is; they'd be downright foolish not to use the best quarterback we have as a quarterback. Right now, that's Denard by a longshot. But if Denard doesn't know that, he might just bug out.
I think it goes without saying that Denard will be lost to attrition. However, he did work his ass off for this team and should be given the benefit of the doubt. Whatever his decision, I wish him the best.
Too much into this statement. I will share this thought though. As I left the stadium today, the only thought in my head was:
"What if Denard leaves?" <looks at #16 jersey> "I really want to wear this jersey for two more years...." <sad face>
Then, I thought it about a dozen more times, and it made me wish I could just crawl under the covers and pretend that it will protect me from bad things like it used to when I was 5 years old.
I don't think we should worry about his statement. This was an emotional game for the players. I wouldn't want to talk much either.
I guess we'll find out if he really is "All in For Michigan."
that said, it was the appropriate response at the time. what's he supposed to say?
I love how people demand that people be loyal to them, but toss those same people under the bus if they ever underperform on the field or on the sidelines.
Loyalty goes both ways. If Michigan isn't willing to be loyal to the coach that recognized that Denard could be a special quarterback, and deploy his talents accordingly, then don't expect Denard to be loyal to Michigan. If you're in favor of firing RR, then don't criticize Denard for doing what's best for him.
Wow, I never thought I agree with a Communist.
What else was the kid going to say?
I hope that if we have a new coach, we at least hire someone with the common sense to keep around this year's Big Ten Offensive POY and build his offense around him. I'd wonder about anyone who didn't.
He's. Not. Going. Anywhere.
Is still a good passer. I heard Craig James during the game say Denard had some accuracy issues last year and he has significantly improved (obviously). Who's to say he can't improve in that area even more IF we do get a new coach?
I will make the comparison to M. Vick. He quit relying on his athleticism and was able to turn his game completely around. Denard already has the right attitude. A new coach may be able to sell it as, you've got the spread down; now let's work on the Pro Style or Pistol etc...If you make Denard a passer first; imagine the open lanes!
1. secure a QB
2. finish/save recruiting
3. keep Mike Martin