With all of the negativity around these boards (and redundant posts) I thought it would be a nice change of pace to post something amazingly positive. At this moment Denard Robinson is only 531 yards shy of tying Tim Biakabutuka's single season rushing record of 1,818 yards. He needs 133 yards a game (if we only play four more) to break it with a few to spare. Denard is 207 yards shy of breaking the record for rushing yards in a season by a QB as well. When we beat our next opponent that will give him one more game to accomplish those feats. Our season may not be going the way we would all like but we are witnessing all-time greatness.
Denard set to break a huge Michigan record.
I look forward to seeing him break both on Saturday.
I think he would break a lot of other records if he got 531 rushing yards in a game
all these records at "the penny loafer" (sorry, i refuse to call it the shoe) upon beating OSU. Optimism is good in times like these
When you use a nickname for something, and then have to explain what the nickname relates to, that's never a good thing.
Also, "the penny loafer" is far too classy for OSU. The horse shoe is about right.
refering to it as "The horse poo.." At least you don't have to try and explain that one...
athlete's-foot-infested flip flop
Worlds largest truck stop?
Not necessarily. I have known plenty of people who had nicknames that had to be explained to me and others that turned out to be funny and a good thing.
I think he meant the "Toilet Bowl"
EDIT: Just saw mgowin say this right underneath where my comment posted. That's embarrassing.
must start somewhere and i like the thought of the stadium likened to a penny for your thoughts kind of thing, haha! i have to think if we can turn things around these next two weeks and play hard against wiscy M may have a chance this year with the bucknuts! Go Blue beat iliinois!
If you want to call it something based upon a vague similarity to an everyday object, then do what I do. I call it the toilet seat. And I'm not talking about the turds inside either, it really does resemble a toilet seat.
just plain shoo?
It's hard not to call Ohio Stadium the Snake Pit (tribute to Ufer), but I might start calling it the Whore's Shoe just to be ironic.
And if Denard does break 2000/2000 in their stadium, it'd be a real Hush Puppie.
Seeing him break Illinois' defense on Saturday.
Very true. I was surprised how quietly he broke the Big Ten QB rushing record.
He's got another couple years to re-break them.
A healthy Denard in 2011 and 2012 along with improvements on D and Special Teams (we have to get better at some point, right?) will give him more opportunities to showcase his talents.
True, although I'd hope that in the coming years we can get more production from the RB position such that Denard doesn't have to carry such a huge load every game. I'd love to see Denard's rushing stats decrease significantly as a result of big numbers being put up by Fitz or Dee Hart or someone else yet to emerge.
I'm so used to him being the only productive runner this year............I agree in that I would prefer more balance in the backfield, allowing Denard to get his yardage, but not having to rely on that aspect of the offense.
Really, the RB position is the only real weak spot on the offense, which I tend to forget since we're putting up 400-500 yards a game already.
I have to add to your post that it will take a healthy Denard in 2011 and 2012 and Rodriguez as coach . . . I am very afraid of Denard not sticking around if Rodriguez is gone. All that has already been hashed out but I'm still scared: [Insert photo of Lloyd Christmas in the bathroom stall after Sea Bass assults him]
is impressive news. thanks.
Denard won't need all 4 games to pass Tim's record...........I think he gets it during the WI game and hits 2,000 during the OSU game.
We would like him to go all Biakabatuka against OSU on Nov 27th.
is still one of my all time favorites. They just couldn't stop him. What a beast.
That'd be awesome, but I can't see it. Illinois's run defense is pretty stout, so I'm guessing he'll end up with "only" around 100 or so.
He's a sophmore. When our defense becomes existent again next year or the following, we're going to be awfully hard to beat. Look out Saban, we're coming for you.
Thanks MGoShoe. I haven't read any of his diaries on the subject. Appreciate it. +1
I also noticed that Cam Newton is fairly close to Denard and he might be able to play in an extra game. If Denard had 14 games he would undoubtedly break 2k.
Not to be that guy but this topic does not deserve to have a thread.
But today, you've decided it not only deserves to be a thread, but a redundant one at that? Wow.
thy name is Nosce Te Ipsum
Says someone who calls out posters for making mistakes in their posts but makes the same mistakes he degrades?
If you use A in definitely then you're definitely an A-Hole.
Isn't that ridiculous?
It's not that hard to find people making mistakes on here. Thanks for the try, though.
I didn't think that his thread was really all that great because he just posted how Denard led the nation in rushing. In my thread I said and did what you've been doing in your diaries (although not even close to as in depth). His was, "Denard is leading in rushing". I knew someone would bring this up. I don't feel bad about it. Everyone on here has been a hypocrite with their posting at one time or another.
If we go to a bowl game, he also has a shot at being the first player to run and pass for 2,000 yards in a season.
It was only nine years ago that the first player passed for 2,000 yards and rushed for 1,000 in one season: Woody Dantzler of Clemson. His offensive coordinator: Rodriguez.
He's a little over 200 yards aways on the ground from being the first to do this as well...
Keep the fingers crossed on 2000 rushing yards. Communist Football projects him to be somewhat short of this...
Not to mention the fact that those yards could be tough to come by against Wisconsin and OSU. He'll need to put up apocalyptic numbers against Illinois and Purdue to have a chance at 2000/2000.
on my Denard goes for 532 at the 'shoe with a punt return for a td and a Heisman pose parade.
something very special
timmy did his 300 at Michigan
would love to see denard light up the buckeyes at the 'shoe
Communist Football is not including a bowl game. Unless DRob does not play a significant amount of time in some of the remaining games due to injury, he is going to end up extremely close to 2,000 yards rushing (and might even hit it) if we go to a bowl game. He is averaging over 160 ypg and his three lowest yardage games to date are 84 (MSU), 104 (UMass) and 105 (IA, in which he only played two quarters). Assuming Wisky and OSU each hold him to his low of 84 ypg and he hits his average of 160 ypg for the other three games, DRob will have 1,935 yards rushing by the end.
2,000/2,000 would be really impressive considering the Defenses of Wisc and OSU we have in our near future. I think he's at least make the 1,500/1,500 threshold...which would be a phenomenal achievement.
You must be referring to a Big 10 record for rushing yards in a season by a QB, because the previous UM record for that was 674 yards by Steve Smith. I would guess DR surpassed that in his fourth game, if not earlier.
Regardless, it's a shame how this tremendous achievement has been lost in all the uproar over our poor defense in the last three losses. It seems like ages ago already that Denard was being mentioned as a serious Heisman contender.
Actually, Denard already broke the Big Ten record for QB rushing in a season, and he's well in reach of the NCAA FBS record. This is from the record-keeping guru, Communist Football:
I am going to mention this one again because it is astounding: Denard last week broke the Big Ten single-season record for rushing yards by a quarterback. The previous record was held by Antwaan Randle El of Indiana, who gained 1,270 yards in the year 2000.
Denard is 224 yards away from the NCAA record, set by Beau Morgan of Air Force in 1996. While it's not inconceivable that he could break that record next week, Purdue is the most likely setting.
Actually he meant NCAA, Denard set the B10 record against PSU
It's nice to read a thread that's about football and not who's coaching the team or reactions to sanctions, etc. Not that those things aren't relevant or important, but it's nice to focus on the game for a while.
The record I'm most interested in is the NCAA record for rushing yards by a QB. The D IA record is a little under 1,500 yards by Beau Morgon IIRC. The NCAA record is about 1650. I think that Denard will get it and he'll become the first member of the 1,500-2,000 club. He might be joined in that club by Cam Newton later in the year.
...goes 2000 / 2000 this year, it would be hard for Heisman voters to overlook him, regardless of team record.
i don't think just going 2000/2000 would do it for him, though it is truly tragic. i can only imagine how frustrating that would be from denards vantage point.
Why not? 2000 yards rushing alone wins you the Heisman, let alone also having 2000 passing yards.
personally i don't think denard cares whether he gets the heisman or not. The way he talks all he cares about his his team winning and that is all that matters.
if we manage to win these next 2 weeks and can beat OSU in the shoe, knocking them out of B10 title contention, Denard should have a legit shot at the heisman. at the very least, he'll make it to New York.
I think we can do that if we knock off Illinois this weekend. this is, IMO, the last stand for this team and coaching staff. another showing like last weekend, and this team crumbles. maybe we still beat purdue, but the Fire Rich Rod campaign will be amped up if we can't beat illinois in the Big House.
Bold prediction? Denard gets back-t0-back 200/200 games coming up.
M 38 Ill 35 - Denard leads a last minute drive to win the game. Defense gets significantly more blitz happy, gives up several huge plays to Illinois, but also causes a game changing turnover or 2.
And only being a sophmore, that is nothing short of remarkable
Denard is the man! Imagine if our defense could get off the field. I think he would easily be lookin at 2000/2000 right now.
so RR has transformed our offense into a unit that can be ranked in the top 5 nationally, while still playing inconsistently, and with young, inexperienced backs.
RR clearly knew what he was doing when he stood there and insisted "Denard isa QB". How many of you thought he was just being loyal/ obstinate?
As Denard's passing improves, and we keep working on the offense, we can see we are getting everything we expected, offensively, from RR.
Shafer got run off after one year, and in hindsight, that might not have been so good. He has done wonders at Syracuse. And GERG? a great resume, but a lousy coach. expect his head to roll after this season. the defense doesnt have to become "shut down" for us to win again........it just has to get better.
I don't understand how LaMichael James can be in the Heisman conversation when he has less rushing yards than Denard...
He is the feature back on the best team in the country, and near the top of the NCAA DI rushing list. See also Ingram, Mark.
Yeah I obviously realise. I guess thats why they say the Heisman is a popularity vote
Denard is a passer as well, and he has struggled as a passer against MSU and Iowa. If he was a running back with those numbers, I think he'd be top three.
It'll be nice when one day Michigan isn't starting any true freshmen on defense. Then the offense and defense will be rocking.
Denard going 1500/1500 or 2000/2000 in passing and rushing, I would think that Denard has the record for total offense for Michigan, at least, within reach.
Denard breaking the rushing record and racking up wins against Illinois and Purdue = a bowl game, and a very happy two weeks on the mgoblog. Hopefully even muppets?
It should also help RR keep his job for at least one more year. A lot is riding on Denard. Ah to be a QB at a big time school like Michigan.
I think he will do it, but probably not until the bowl (yes, I do think we can win at least one more).
another thing, RE: Denard's stats. let's be realistic, here. He's not going to grow into a 3000/3000 guy or something. His production will more than likely go down as he gets older. As some have said, RB production has to improve to make this sustainable. That will happen eventually.
The things that will hopefully improve are his pass-efficiency and decision-making. To me, he's really producing for 2 positions. Ideally, we'd have a workhorse in the backfield who can gain us 1000+, and Denard can still account for 10-15 carries, 100 or so yards/gm.
It's nice to know, though, that if needed, Denard's fine with carrying the ball 30 times for 200 yards. that's unbelievable.
After the first 2 years, I was wondering if we'd ever get a 1000 yard rusher with rodriguez. Luckily, Denard came around and is sweet.