Denard Robinson's Play in the Spring Game

Denard Robinson's Play in the Spring Game

Submitted by Seth on April 17th, 2011 at 2:15 PM

This thread used to be the "go easy on Denard" post. I'm taking it over because some of the responses and discussions were on a level far above that of the argumentative original post that started with "Give me a break," ended with "get a grip" and in between had a laughable amount of spelling and grammatical errors. Please continue sharing your thoughts, remaining respectful to those who may disagree with you.

OP's main points enhanced and summarized thusly:

  1. Getting a hand on Denard counts as a tackle in the Spring Game, but Big Ten linebackers get no points for touching The Great Denard with one hand, except points for touching pure awesome amirite?
  2. The accuracy was off but other than the one interception his reads were good.
  3. Denard's rushing stats will come down when he's no longer the feature back, but that's a good thing so long as his legs and arm are opening up the running back running game.
  4. In the Spring Game, you're supposed to see the defense look better than the offense (Ed-M: why?)


Big Ten Spring Practice/Game Dates

Big Ten Spring Practice/Game Dates

Submitted by MGoShoe on February 8th, 2011 at 1:36 PM

A few days ago in this thread there was enough good information to conclude that Michigan's Sping Game would be held 16 April.  Now, in his ESPN Big Ten Blog, Adam Rittenberg reveals the dates for spring practice and spring games for all of the Big Ten teams.

For Michigan, spring practice will begin 19 March and the Sping Game is confirmed as 16 April.  Maybe we can change the "There Are..." countdown from the Spring Game to spring practice since it's a closer date.

The first team to start spring practice is Purdue (01 March) and the last is OSU (31 March).

Half of the Big Ten is playing its Spring Game on 16 April. Joining Michigan are Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern and Penn State.