KC Joyner has an ESPN Insider ($$) article on Denard and the "new offense"
However, nervous Maize and Blue fans should take comfort in the fact that, just as the Cowboys' shotgun offensive changes weren't as great as generally thought, a detailed look at the 2010 season shows why Robinson and company have already mastered a number of the passing elements they will be asked to use in the new system. Based on the abilities and promise shown by Robinson as a passer last season, there is good reason to believe that he could thrive in Hoke's system in 2011 and lead one of the top passing attacks in the country.
Robinson also posted terrific numbers last year when throwing to Junior Hemingway (12.2 YPA on 26 targets) and Martavious Odoms (12.1 YPA on 15 targets). If those totals could be added to improved numbers by senior Darryl Stonum (6.1 YPA on 45 targets), it could make for one of the top passing attacks in all of college football.
This is not to say that Robinson's game was error-free, and there are clearly areas in which he'll need to improve if he is going to ultimately succeed in the Wolverines' new system in 2011. His 5.6 percent bad decision rate means that just over one in every 20 of his passes was a mistake on his part that led to a turnover or a near-turnover.
That is an unacceptable figure, but could easily be cut in half if Robinson merely finds a way to stop staring down his receivers (a habit that accounted for six of his 13 bad decision throws last year).
Even with those blunders, however, Robinson was able to post a top-20 mark in passing efficiency last year. If he can combine some error-correcting improvements with a gameplan that takes full advantage of the aerial skills he and his receiving corps displayed last year, it could vault him to a top-10 passing efficiency total.
There's some great charts and other stats and what not that COULD help some people here back off the ledge after the spring game