I can't believe this hasn't been posted, but I checked the board and this was posted after the latest UV, so as far as I can tell, MGoBlog has been MGoSlacking today (or MGoDrinking).
Anyways, Rittenberg rated Denard as player number three in his postseason player rankings, saying:
Robinson was the nation's best player through the first month of the season and helped a flawed Michigan team end its bowl drought. These rankings are largely about impact, and no Big Ten offensive player made a more pronounced individual impact than Robinson. Without him, the Wolverines would have stayed home for the holidays once again. He claimed Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors and won the Chicago Tribune's Silver Football Award, among other accolades. The sophomore complemented his superb rushing skills with significantly improved passing, particularly in wins against Connecticut and Indiana. His big-play skills led a record-setting Michigan offense that had to be at its best as the team struggled mightily on defense and special teams.
Although Robinson got banged up at times and didn't dominate against the Big Ten's elite teams (why he isn't ranked higher), he maintained a major presence every time he took the field. He eclipsed 300 yards of offense in nine games and had 360 yards or more six times. Opposing defensive coaches had to shape their game plans around No. 16, who lacked a dynamic supporting cast and blossomed for the Wolverines in his second season.
Obviously I think he should have been number one, but whatever; I won't hate on Rittenberg because I usually think he does a good job. Link. It's the third story down.
Edit: Thought I would add for comparison: Persa at four, Tolzien at ten, Pryor at fourteen.