Denard Robinson definitely feels like he will have a Charles Woodson effect in the future. He will he constantly be talked about, but much like Woodson you won't see many if any players compared to him. Woodson was in a class of his own and so is Denard. Also like Woodson I can see Denard constantly giving back to the program the community and the school.
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I agree and, then again, I do not. I was lucky enough to be in school with Woodson and he was definitely loved. But I don't think he was/is appreciated on the level that Denard is and will be appreciated, at least not as universally anyway. Woodson was appreciated as an amazing football player (Heisman trophy, national championship, etc.) but the appreciation for Denard seems to be exponentially greater because he stayed through the coaching change and ended up on top, smiling all the way. Maybe its just me, but that's how it feels.
That's an interesting comparison. I was in undergrad when Woodson was there too. In my mind, Woodson was actually appreciated more than Denard in terms of what he and the team were able to accomplish. But Denard seems to be appreciated more in terms of just general appreciation of his personality. Different types of people I guess.
Tough call. I was in school then too. Loved Woodson and what he did for our team. Hard to separate his accomplishments from the 1997 football team overall.... can't really. It is saying something that the teams Denard has been on have not accomplished as much, but Denard is still loved as much or more.
I can't believe it has been four years already. I am very excited about the direction Brady and his staff are taking this program but Denard is going to make me wish we could hold onto a little bit of the past every Saturday.
Leave us with a win against Ohio, please.
Leave us with a win against Ohio, please.
Leave us with a Rose Bowl victory.
The win against Ohio is included then.
"The report of my death was an exaggeration."
He still has 3 games left to win and amaze us. Then we can memorialize his career for years to come.
"Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated".
I'm sure my neighbors will remember these last few years "DON'T GET HURT!!! GET OUT OF BOUNDS!!!" And other obscenities during any close game.
How could my carpet forget the beer spilt on it during last years notre same game
I haven't tied my shoes on Saturdays since 2009
How will I forget
but the last few years have shown that the difference isn't nearly as great as I thought.
Ditto. If there was anything I learned during Denard's collegiate career about Michigan football it was just that which you mention. I have to say that not knowing that to be true was much more enjoyable than knowing it.
I haven't been able to help myself and I've ripped into a few people that sat around me and said some extremely stupid shit.
but we're still doing alright
Losing brings out the worst in a lot of people, and Michigan football had not undergone a bad streak like those years you are refering to in.... well...ever.
...I believe many of us will miss that smile, for it is disarming and could end wars.
That being said, the college career of one of the most electrifying and exciting players in college football history really is coming to a close and that does make me a little sad. He has been awesome to watch right from that fumbled snap and touchdown against Western Michigan, and his absence as a player and a leader on the team will most certainly be felt. It may be a long, long time before there is another Denard Robinson at Michigan, if indeed it ever happens, but there will be none quite like the one who will graduate in mere months now.
I just hope we haven't seen Denard's last collegiate game, because that would make me:
Denard is awesome.
His gushing, fawning, blathering fans?... I could do without.
I've never seen so many grown men act like teenage girls at a Justin Beiber(?) concert as when Denard gets brought up.
Get off my lawn.
why in the world are you so upset? what did denard ever do to you?
I don't think he's upset with Denard so much as with the legions of fans that are fixated on him all the time and forget about his 110 teammates.
I'm just jealous of all the attention you get for being so negative. I think I'm being overlooked and need to step up my game.
This is the kind of post that that guy up there ^^^ is not going to like, but Denard is the kind of player that makes me wish I was 10 years old again. Football and awesome football players are just that much awesomer when you're 10. I had Desmond Howard to watch at that age, so I got that going for me and can't complain, but if there's a better role model in college football for kids than Denard Robinson, than Jesus himself is playing D-III ball somewhere.
I knew Jesus in high school, but he didn't play football. He was a wrestler.
I was kind of suprised when he turned down an offer to wrestle for Iowa, and went to Notre Dame.
I appreciate the sentiment . . . but we need to thank all the seniors. A lot of them have great personal stories that people don't even know about, because they're not in the media spotlight.
If I only I could get RR to red shirt him his freshman year
Eh, he was a situational backup QB as a freshman (and appeared in all 12 games), and then started the next three years. There's not much for us to complain about there.
Now as for Gardner's (possible) burned redshirt...
And David Cone. Considering Tate Forcier did miss some playing time with injuries (e.g., against Iowa), I'm fine with Denard playing as a freshman.
This entire thread started when I found a picture of Denard wearing a Florida Gator hat to National Signing Day. Let me repeat:
DENARD WORE A FLORIDA GATOR HAT TO NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
His joke on everyone was the purpose for the whole thread until david from wyoming got all hyper-snarky and caused everyone to start bashing him (not that it's wrong or undeserved).
If you just would have changed the title like everyone else does when they have a lacking title, we wouldn't be here.
THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS
In this instance, snark is justifiable. You thread title is awful. The fact that the conversation has drifted so far off topic is testament to that. That isn't David's fault, it's yours.
EDIT buttons are there to fix mistakes.
He became hyper snarky because this thread has a shitty, vague title.
My favortie player of all time. Thank you for staying with Michigan and honoring your commitment to the university and the team! Wish more young adults acted like Denard, Class act.
Thank You, for everything.