jokenjin

January 2nd, 2013 at 1:09 AM ^

I shed a couple of tears watching this. I love everything about Denard Rebinson and he is firmly entrenched in Michigan lore. I wait in anticipation on the day that we honor him with a Legends jersey.

Go Blue.

Victor Hale II

January 2nd, 2013 at 9:24 AM ^

I would imagine it'll just be a matter of time before #16 is a Legends Jersey.

 

I'm thinking the College Football HOF is in his future, too.

 

I can't wait to see how he does at the combine and various NFL workouts; I also can't wait to see him on the field come Sundays in September.

dieseljr32

January 2nd, 2013 at 2:54 AM ^

Just looking at his stats at the end of the video takes my breath away.  If there's another Denard Robinson out there, I'd like to see. 

In the future I hope we talk about him like we've talked about past greats.

borninAnnArbor

January 2nd, 2013 at 3:13 PM ^

As much as his stats, his smile, and his attitude, I think I will remember him not for his record but for the guy who helped us transition.  He was a man who always tried to put a positive spin and bolster his team mates.  I found that just about every time he would touch the ball I was waiting for him to weave his way around the mass of bodies into the open where he was just a beauty to watch.  I will remember the multiple times where, breaking out into the open, I rose from my chair and chanted "go, go, go. go....." and then looking for someone to high five.

Other players have impacted the game and deserve to be remebered, but Denard gave me memories. I wish him all the best with his pro career.  

 

Mabel Pines

January 2nd, 2013 at 8:00 AM ^

This will be the last time we ever see this at Michigan. A quarterback running, and running and running?  I'm sure Coach Hoke will do great with the new teams and offenses, but that sure was exciting stuff! 

 Congrats on Graduation Denard!   Great kid...

jhearnj

January 2nd, 2013 at 8:56 AM ^

Thanks for everything D Rob... great smile, great player, great Michigan man.

good luck at the next level... I, for one, am a fan for life. 

Mike420GoBlue

January 2nd, 2013 at 6:25 PM ^

Dear NFL teams,

I am writing to say my fandom is for sale. With my becoming a fan of your team, you also get possibly the most electric college football player ever. My proposal is- you draft Denard Robinson, negotiate a contract with him, and I will become a fan of your team.

Thank you for your time.

P.S. Detroit Lions, I'm not talking to you

bluebelle

January 2nd, 2013 at 9:33 AM ^

These highlights made me smile and tear up at the same time. I'm still in denial.  I don't know what to say, so I'll just say: Thank you Denard, we love you and we'll miss you.

los barcos

January 2nd, 2013 at 9:44 AM ^

like we're watching the demise of college football - with superconferences breaking up traditional rivalries, the shameless money-grabs, etc – i’ll always love this game because of players like denard.  Electrifying talent, humble, class, and sometimes even maddening – denard robinson is what makes college football great.

MGoStrength

January 2nd, 2013 at 9:55 AM ^

As much as we all love to win games, especially against our rivals, in bowls, the B1G etc. winning has nothing to do with what I will miss most about him.  I will definately miss all those long runs and making big plays out of nothing.  But, the thing I will miss most about him is his positive fun loving attitude.  I'll miss seeing him get tackled and while his opponents are busy taunting hiim he helps their teammates up for them and pats them on the helmet.  I'll miss that even after a loss and the media only wants to ask him questions about why he didn't do this and why he didn't do that he still stays positive and keeps a smile on his face and never fires back.  I'll miss the being hungry antics against OSU.  I'll miss seeing Lewan pick him up.  I'll miss that million dollar smile.  Basically I'm just going to miss one of the best people you could have on a sports team.  And, I'm sure he'll be successfull with whatever he does in the future because what organization wouldn't want a person like that in their organization.

Bluecamo

January 2nd, 2013 at 10:36 AM ^

Not trying to bring up the RichRod debate, but it would have been very difficult for Denard to not win the Heisman this year, if he would have still been in RichRods offense. He was great for college football and we have been VERY fortunate to watch him these last few years. I look forward to seeing what the NFL has in store for him, or vice versa.

Leonhall

January 2nd, 2013 at 11:34 AM ^

To this, you could be right about that heisman prediction, however, I believe RR's defensive scheme would have prohibited him from winning the Heisman because I don't think we would have won enough games for him to be in the conversation.

swoosh

January 2nd, 2013 at 12:00 PM ^

How good is this kid?  He rushed for over hundred against the best d-line in the country, with the worst O-line in recent Michigan history.

South TX MFan

January 2nd, 2013 at 3:55 PM ^

I'm going to miss how excited my little 4yr old nephew got watching Denard. Every time Denard broke a run his eyes would light up and he'd look at me and yell "Go Denard!"

Thanks for the memories Denard.

BlueFordSoftTop

January 2nd, 2013 at 4:44 PM ^

The local dust continues its inexorable accumulation, and I say we dig holes within each endzone at the Stadium and embed a pair of Denard's untied cleats under the turf and just across the goal lines. This should serve players and fans in perpetuity reminding them about a certain true Michigan Man and what that notion means. Good luck Mr. Robinson. I confidently trust you will make your own good fortune in this life and you will continue to share the benefits with others to the credit of our great University and those who love it.

sandalrage

January 3rd, 2013 at 11:42 PM ^

I'll bet Eastern Michigan is the happiest program in the country that Denard is finally gone after this video.  Great video!  Thank you and best of luck DRob!