This is the finished full version of the Denard Robinson Through the Years .... by Luke. . He doesnt have enough posts to make new threads
Thanks for sharing this, of course.
It's hard to believe that Denard Robinson will graduate in just a few short months basically, and then onward to the NFL. The four years that he was in Ann Arbor will not be forgotten anytime soon, and what a time it was. The leadership, the productivity and the smile will always be part of Michigan football.
You sir, win the internet today. Nice job
I am obviously in the minority. I think it's great that you guys all like him so much. I wish him the best as well, But this tenure is one that I cannot wait to forget. Especially since we have so much to look forward to. Namely being Michigan again I have been counting the days til his graduation since rich frauds started putting him in for fircier, an illustration that he was going to force his fake football on us no matter what. He is just a reminder of an era that never should have been I will miss the guys who really led the 11 win season. Martin, henniger, van burgen, molk and Hemingway. I will miss kovacs and roundtree. I will miss nothing else about this era. I look forward to seasons that matter: championship seasons
It would be nice if you'd shut the fuck up.
This is why the old system of points was so loved. Bring back negbombs!!!
Ridiculous. Die hard Michigan fan calls a bad player a bad player. Other fans neg. if 60% is winning enough for you. Go be a purdue or state fan
"Die hard Michigan fan calls a bad player a bad player"
That honestly make no sense. You will last on mgoblog for maybe one more day tops. Go back to mlive
Spend most time in the real world. Like the fast recruiting updates on here though. Thought we could give honest opinions. Maybe I was wrong
Making general statements with nothing to back it up is not an honest opinion. Calling someone who owns the record book at one of the most elite programs in the nation and was michigans only true playmaker a bad player is stupid.
Non mediocre teams. They will happen now. Didn't with him. If you miss him. Great. Just saying that I don't
a certain country in South America yet??
Give me an honest answer, does michigan win more or less games with denard on the team the past 2 years. If you say they would of won more games, I know you are full of shit.
More we went 11-2 against 13 shitty teams last year. He played well for a quarter against nd(he got bailed out by every receiver on the field on many plays) and played well against ohio(6-6). Iowa and state we win with an average qb. Va tech he was terrible and we won in spite of him. This year, we don't lose to md or Nebraska if Gardner is the starter. I don't think we lose to Ohio if he stayed hurt and off the field. For the sake of argument, I will give you 10-3 last year and 10-2 this year. Prolly big ten title as well
So tell me where we would get our running game......(crickets)
Improved when Gardner started. Total is lower, but it wasn't 1 80 yarder followed by a bunch of 3 and outs. Anyway. You should all hope in right. That means big things for Michigan. And soon
We all know Gardner is a great asset now... but he clearly needed the time to develop.
Another sanity test for you: You think Gardner was the better option for our offense in 2011?
If so, go watch 2011 MSU game.
good grief, please proof read posts from now on.
Don't be such an asshole.
Your being negative about a player that should have won a Heisman his sophomore year. The only thing that stopped him was the lack of a solid defense. No one in the history of college football has as many rushing and passing yards in a single season as him. He was a Michigan Man who stayed and played in a system that in no way capitalized on his abilities. You can have an honest opinion, but your honest opinion is absolutely ridiculous.
I don't much care for this fellow. His grammar is poor and his attitude gives me the sense that he wears ill-fitting pants.
Well, you're off to a real quality start here.
Honest opinions are welcome. Immature assholes trying to start fights go to Bolivia. Guess which category you fit into.
Obvious troll is obvious.
So, Denard Robinson is a bad player? The guy that has the most rushing yards by a QB in NCAA history. The guy that basically won every game for us in 2010. I know that the team didn't have great years while he was here, but he is a phenomenal player. If you need more reasons why, the Michigan record book has about 20 more.
Look, you've been commenting on the site about a week now, and it seems like your whole purpose here is to badmouth Denard. What's the fucking point? So you can feel superior to fans who are fans of an eminently likeable kid? A kid that gave us one of the best individual seasons we'll ever see in 2010, stayed through a coaching change, made the best of an offensive system not particularly well suited to his skill set, beat OSU, led his team to a BCS bowl win, helped stop Sparty's streak, played hurt, willingly switched positions for his last three games, is the all time total offense leader at the winningest program in college football history, broke the NCAA QB rushing record, and did all of that with a smile on his face?
Allow myself to repeat myself: It would be nice if you would shut the fuck up.
I have had this app for about a year. Got an account about a week ago, and mostly come here for news and info. I did only start commenting about a week ago and don't mean to sound so negative. I have just read endless love for this kid. Which is fine. Just not for his qb play. There hadn't been much else to comment on thread wise. I would much rather talk next season. It basketball. Anyway. Go Blue
because of one or two people, I feel sorry for you.
Here's the number to my therapist, tell him all your thoughts he is fucking awesome with listening
Daaaaaamn--Wolf Haley robbin' em!
If you really think coming to a Michigan site and calling Denard Robinson a bad player is going to fly you are delusional. We appreciate him just as much for his personality as for his on the field heroic as well, and if you can't understand that this isn't the site for you.
Well. I appreciate his personality and wish him well. I just thought Michigan is about the team. I think our team is better now. Addition by subtraction. If you are more of a denard fan than a Michigan fan. That's fine. Not me
You are the dumbass Who thinks will henniger had a bigger impact on the 2011 than denard. Your views are so fucked up
I mostly only converse about this with people who played and coach football. Until I found this site, I was sure that only state fans would be sad to see this kid go
You are for sure showing your superior football intelligence by giving great insight such as "he sucks" and "he was bad". My apologizes.
and humanity's I hope you're just a douchebag troll and not merely an idiot.
Obviously his posts haven't registered as popular*, but he hasn't thrown names around and has been far from vitriolic to other posters so far. Say what you want about his posts, but I think we've had enough of the names and whatnot.
*Trust me, I get it. If anyone remembers the stuff I've posted over time, I'm as big of a Denard fan as almost anyone here.
With all due respect, were you even born the last time Michigan had a Championship season?
Yeah. I'm 29
act like it please
Who is fircier?
Screws up sometimes
I have read the rest of your posts. You aren't fooling me with this iPhone excuse. You can't blame technology all your life.
He is related to northfleet and bffs with woolfork
then makes douchebag comment on Denard Robinson post about a preferred outcome that hasn't occured to UM football since 2004.
Nice going genius.
Michigan hasn't won a B10 title since 2004, so the last three seasons of supposed "Michigan being Michigan" teams under Lloyd Carr resulted in zero championships and nothing but losses to OSU.
But wait, I thought Michigan won every game it ever played before Denard? Your logic has me confused. Perhaps I've fallen into an alternate dimension. Who even knows what to believe anymore.
STOP POKING THE BEAR, DUMBASS.
This is going to get buried in a slew of criticism of your post, but since I defended you a bit above, it's only fair for me to post this here: Generally the board frowns on "Rich Fraud" and other nicknames like that. You're fine posting what you think about Denard (though your choice of venue isn't good, like, at all), but keep in mind that you'll get a lot of negs if you keep up with the cute nicknames, regardless of what the rest of your post says.
I am seriously just discussing Michigan football. Something I am very passionate about. I get people like him and don't mind the opposing views. I just think some of the love feat is ridiculous
Wouldn't it have been easier to just say. My opinion is, I don't think he was a great QB. I would have rather saw him at RB or WR where his talents could have been more benifcial to the team. There's people who may not agree with you, but I'm pretty sure they would respect your opinion. There is no way anyone who has any knowledge about football would think he was a bad player.
NOTE: My opinion is, I don't know anything about how to play QB, so as far as I know he was by far the best option our team had. I absolutley enjoyed every single snap (well ok not every) he took as a Michigan football player.
You claim earlier that you've had this app on your iPhone for a year and have been coming here for updates and information. So you've been hanging around for a year and decided that the tone you took would be completely acceptable to everyone here?
I question your honesty and your sincerity.
That is true. I am a huge Michigan fan, and have been frustrated by inferior qb play. If you disagree then that is fine, but that is no reflection on me
Except that you offer no criteria for what constitutes inferior QB play. Your argument essentially boils down to Denard was only effective against inferior opposition (ignoring any instances that would seem to contradict that postion) and then claiming that the team would've been better with Gardner under center without offering any tangible rationale as to why that would be the case and then dismissing anyone with who would dispute your opinion as sheep.
Myself, I don't think Denard is the greatest OB to ever line up under center for Michigan, but a player who is the most prolific rushing QB in college football history, and among the leaders in Michigan total yardage and touchdowns is not a "bad player" (your words). Will history judge Denard as one of the elite players, worthy of a patch on the number 16 jersey? I don't think so, but he's easily the most exciting player Michigan's had since Desmond Howard and I for one will miss him.
Understand, taking a contrarian view doesn't make you insightful in and of itself. There are plenty of posters on here who have taken contrarian views to the majority, offered a clear and coherent point of view and are respected. Your retort boils down to, "you guys all know I'm right, you're just too much on Denard's jock to admit it". Not really a credible position. That's why you're getting labeled a troll. You can either try and learn from the feedback and adjust your tack accordingly or keep going the way you are and wind up getting the banhammer before the end of the month. Myself, I still think you're not the fan you claim to be and will listen to this not one iota, since stirring things up on a Michigan board is really your true motivation.
Prove me wrong.
But well put. I have not laid things out in superior detail as you put it because I Ty to keep posts somewhat short. I do feel that several fans are just on his jock. That is fine. I was merely pointing out that I think we are better without him. If the topic comes up again, then I will use some more for instances. Basically it boils down to scheme for me. With Robinson at qb, despite his talent, our offense is limited in what it can do. We are essentially running a read option offense. Like the veer or other types of option offenses, it makes a defense play assignment football. As a defensive coach, I love coaching against teams that rely on defenses to break adjustments because it takes talent differential out of the game With an opting offense, if 11 defensive players do the same job every play, then. The offense doesn't work. This is why our running back production went away. Every defender has a gap and is responsible for the first back to show your way. With us using zone blocking, the defense simply doesn't penetrate and creates a wall. There is no hole for a running back to pick. Therefore, either denard has a keep read and runs to an edge, or they blitz off edge to force a give read, but there are at least two guys with assignment to tackle the running back, and olinemen without an assignment to block them down. This can work for huge chunks when a defense plays undisciploned, as we have seen at times. It can also work if teams cheat to the run too much and you exploit it with the pass. My problem with denard at qb is that he was unable to take advantage of the passing option when running options were cheated to. As for data to support Gardner, I point to a few things. 1. His ability to take advantage of the timing routes. A 12 yard stop route might be the most effective route in college football for undersized receivers. Denard never was apt at making that throw. Gardner showed that he is. That route also forces outside linebackers to stay in flat zones longer before charging in run support. This is evident by our increased run production while he played qb. Also, our receiver numbers looked much better with Gardner due in large part to the much more accurate passing. As for 2011. I grant you that it is really a non issue and speculation on my part to say Gardner would have been better. My reasons for thinking this are: Robinson would have been playing a different role, and in the limited Gardner we saw he as better than Robinson against Illinois, and as effective and less destructive against state. Anyway, next season will be here soon. Go Blue
OH THESE FEELS
I MISS HIM ALREADY
You sir are full of win
I'm really going to miss this kid, and can't wait to see what role he plays in the NFL. I just hope he's on a team that uses him well.
Great video, Go Blue!
those fancy linky things, but this flitted past a while ago.
Denard Robinson said he wants to play for #Lions: "I want to stay in MI. Whoever drafts me, drafts me...but it'd be an honor to stay in MI."
I hope he stays so our pal here has to hear his name for years to come.
Edit - wow, the video just finished, he included Six Zero's Denard drawing. Nice touch!
tate forcier was a crappy michigan quarterback some years back.
Probably shouldn't even reply to this but...
Tate Forcier was a very talented athlete. He had some work ethic and attitude problems that ultimately led to him leaving Michigan, but it wasn't because he was a "crappy quarterback."
I agree that Forcier could have done some good things at UM, if he had been able to take care of the academic side. He may not have been able to take the starting gig from Denard, but he could have been a serviceable backup
I can't believe this guy doesn't remember when Tate brought us back against MSU (as a TRUE FRESHMAN) to go into OT. He nearly died out there scraping for extra yards and getting KILLED by a hell of a senior led Spartan defense. Man, how soon we forget. Tate was one hell of a gamer for us when he was here.
We'll always have Notre Dame 2009.
This is absolutely amazing. It's saddening that he has played his last game for the University of Michigan, and I miss him already.
P.S. (Luke) Nice addition of the Inception music at the end.
I am glad you all enjoyed the video.. I am not sure what all the arguing is about.. BTW I am curious to know how to post new threads? So i dont have to have everyone post my videos for me. Thanks again be on the lookout for more hoops videos.. GO BLUE!!!
We are just dealing with an idiot. And you cannot post threads until you get 100 points
P.s. great job!
Glad you enjoyed the video.
argument and fly it in person, in front of the team.
His comments have been collapsed, you will have to click them to see them. He doesn't like Denard, but pines for the days of 8-4 with a Rose Bowl loss.
I think the mods need to award you 100 points for the video!! You'll be able to post then.
but I can't figure out who to credit the video to. OP? Anyone? The user "Luke" hasn't made any posts and appears to be the Luke from ElevenWarriors on top of that. Can someone point me in the right direction?
Edit: Sorry, I guess I missed the comment above. Looking on YouTube and your email, I assume you're the creator, Mello219? Reply to this post and I'll get things sorted out.
The video was made by a person calling himself "Luke D'Mello".
Edit: sorry, was typing this while you were discovering it all by your ownself.
Finkle is Einhorn.
I am Luke D'Mello lol.. The maker of the video..
Okay, you now have 100+ points. Here's the crash course on MGoBoard:
By the way, awesome video. I'm going to tune into another that you posted before the OSU game before crashing tonight, and I'm looking forward to it. Can't wait to see more in the future.
Thanks.. I'm glad you enjoyed the video. haha yea I do like that one.. I think my favorite ones are the Bowl game hype vid, Hoops vid, and well Denard Video..
EDIT: One last ? How do I embed the videos?
LOL good one RDT
LOL if that is even possible yes it would be great.
Whoever the troll is, please understand that without the dominance and playmaking abilities of Denard, the 2010 and 2011 seasons would be absolute wastes. If you would remember, he single handed carried our offense in so many games in the past three seasons, so many that I'd rather just have you look them up yourself. Denard has been a keystone to this offense and I don't know what the exact percentage is, but he has to have accounted for at least 65-75% of our offense since 2010... So I don't really know what has you in a terrible mood, but it is just wrong to take it out on Denard.
I'm proud to have had a kid like Denard play for Michigan. There is more to Michigan than winning every football game. Sure it's nice to win all the time but I'd rather see the team lose with guys like Denard than win with guys like Pryor or Newton etc...
What Denard's legacy will be in my mind is that he was the sole reason the Michigan football program stayed relevant. Without him, there were a lot of games that would've been losses and a lot of special moments that never would've happened. Denard was Michigan's brightest spot (sometimes the only bright spot) in their darkest years. He's the only reason why Michigan continued to matter through the RR years. I thank him for giving me a lot of great memories attending the big house, including the under the lights game. THANK YOU DENARD!!!
this thread started out with so much hope, but it left me with sadness.
It is long enough to have some of the plays against truly inferior teams removed--like Delaware State and UMASS, for example. That would create a video that would be enjoyable for a long time. Just my opinion.
I love DR. Loved the ups, hated the downs. But, he gave it his all, and was a true Wolverine.
With that being said, I'm looking forward to seeing future NFL prototype QB's, LT's, and RB's.
And, it seems, LB's.
Anyone who can't just simply appreciate Denard, and what he's meant to this team, and this staff, is broken. Period.
The memories Denard's given me are already some of the finest Michigan memories I have.
I love Denard. That is all. I've been a Michigan fan since Rick Leach's freshman year, and Denard is the only Michigan player that even comes CLOSE to approaching the way I still feel about Leach, and I was 8 years old when I first watched Leach play, so of course your childhood heroes are always going to br bigger than life even as you yourself get older...it's one of the cool things about them.
Michigan's had plenty of great players between Leach and Denard, and I've enjoyed watching them all. But none of them had the same level of the on-field "HOLY CRAP, DID YOU JUST SEE THAT?!" factor that combines with Denard's personality which makes Denard so unique. During his time in Ann Arbor there wasn't any question that he really threw himself into the experience...dude was from Florida and willfully placed himself in about as alien an environment as anyone could possibly expect, and you never heard anything about being homesick or any complaints or regrets about his decision to attend...he handled the coaching transition with A LOT more maturity than a number of other players (*cough*RyanMallett) would have, and when you consider how much he gave and how little his teams actually achieved...(limited playing time backing up Tate as a freshman, losing record...7-6 record as a sophomore, BLOWN OUT in second-tier bowl game by a third-tier ESS-EEE-SEE school...8-5 reocrd as a senior, injured for the last quarter of the season), the campaign of Team 132 really stands out because it's the one year he was here when the team's achievements seemed to match the talent he has had since the day he set foot on campus.
That is what is so special about Denard...simply by being himself, he made you wish he had a better team around him. Like another poster said, he was the reason to watch M football when M football really didn't have much else going for it. If they were going to win at all, it would be on the will of Denard Robinson. Which of course makes him that much more heroic. Like Captain McAfee said to Max Rockatansky in "Mad Max", "we're gonna give 'em BACK their heroes."
Anyway. GREAT freakin' video, man...we are going to miss that young man. A lot.
You've all been T'eo'd. ryanlove12 does not exist. It is actually Denard himself, he was trolling and testing us. Congratulations everyone, you passed!
But seriously, we love you Denard. Thank you for being a true Michigan Man.
I think a good ending would have been Denard still talking in the background like you have it but added to that would be the clip at the end of the Outback Bowl of Denard seemingly by himself, walking off the field for the last time. It was a tear jerker moment if not for how that game actually ended. The cameras caught him seem to almost look back towards the field, as if to take one last glimpse, and then he faded into the tunnel. I will miss him, sure we didn't win every game or even a title, but there will be something about Denard that I will never forget.
Yeah I tried to find something from the outback bowl actually like you had described.. I couldnt find much so I went with the SR day ending instead. Glad you enjoyed the video