Denard - "No Response" as to whether he comes back next year if RR does not.

Submitted by Knappster on January 1st, 2011 at 5:40 PM

Not trying to start a panic.  Just saw it tweeted by Bruce Feldman. 


Edit:  I think this is an appropriate response at this time.  Why commit either way.  See what happens first.  I think he will stay either way.


Bill in Birmingham

January 1st, 2011 at 7:23 PM ^

I hear what you're saying, but I feel different about Denard than Mallett. Mallett is a very talented young man who was understandably concerned first and foremost about his professional future. He made the right decision for him and good for him. Denard, on the other hand, is a really special college talent. Maybe it will translate to a pro career, but it is not as obvious as in Mallett's case. But he is such as classy, likable young man that you want him to do well at your school. It's more personal for me with Denard because I like him so darned much as a player and a person.

Bill in Birmingham

January 1st, 2011 at 6:26 PM ^

I completely agree with this. And if he were to leave, he has earned the right to do so with every M fan's blessing. The kid has special talent and ought to be able to do what is best for him if he thinks this is not the best place for his future. Of course I hope he chooses to stay. He is an an amazing athlete and the kind of young man you want representing your school.


January 1st, 2011 at 5:45 PM ^

He wont be if RR is gone. It'll be Mallet all over again. Y stick around for transition years where all he would be is a slot reciever when we have a bizillion of them!! My god is was the FIRST PLAYER IN HISTORY for 1500/1500...and now you want him not to?? I'd be going to second tier Div I and blow away the compition!!

SC Wolverine

January 1st, 2011 at 5:46 PM ^

Don't forget that Mallet was also motivated on the other side -- he wanted to be at Arkansas all along.  Denard has been true blue from day one.  I think a new coach would have a very decent shot at selling Denard, whereas I don't think Mallett even gave Rich Rod a chance.


January 1st, 2011 at 5:47 PM ^

will happen. anyone thinking this means he is gone is reading way too much into it. For all he knows, charlie weis could be the coach. For another, he might think its bad to talk as if his coach is being fired when it might not happen.

Heavens to betsie, I really, REALLY don't understand the whole "new coach= no more denard meme".


January 1st, 2011 at 5:48 PM ^

Obviously, he wants RR to stay and the answer depends on how much new coach (if there even is one) wants Denard. New coach (if there is one) may love Denard or may encourage him to transfer. Who knows.


January 1st, 2011 at 5:48 PM ^

I think Denard would listen to the new coach and see where he fits before he leaves. I am of the opinion Harbuagh will use him if he comes here, mostly because he doesn't have anyone who fits his perceieved offense. Even if he snuck one into the class it would be a true sophomore.


January 1st, 2011 at 5:49 PM ^

I got panicked over this for about a minute, but that's the appropriate response. It's a fair question but it can't be easy to give 'what if' type responses right now.


January 1st, 2011 at 6:06 PM ^

Has Denard Robinson done anything in the past two years to indicate that he is anything other than the consummate team player?

Denard, how'd you have such a big day?
"The offensive line was great today."

Come on, people.


January 1st, 2011 at 6:11 PM ^

I dont think Tate has a strong connection to RR.  Assuming he can recover academically, I think he would be the starter next year if Denard transfers.  I think it is a big if as to whether Denard will transfer.  It really depends on how he would fit in next year.  Many coaches tailor their system to what they have in terms of talent.