Marvin Robinson to Start?

Submitted by gremlin on September 22nd, 2010 at 1:30 PM

From Adam Rittenberg's chat today:


Daniel (Orlando)

What is going on with Michigan defense this year? Marvin Robinson is expected to start saturday, so he will burn his redshirt. Do you think it will be another shootout in Ann Arbor this weekend against Bowling Green?"


Did I miss something?



September 22nd, 2010 at 2:14 PM ^

Didn't Brian mention something in mail bag the last couple weeks where a guy could play the first 4 games of a year and if he gets an injury that ends his season, he wouldn't lose that year of eligibility?

He also said around week 4 is a time where injuries seem to happen. 

If he can help us back there, I am all for playing him regardless of the eligibility issues.


September 22nd, 2010 at 1:35 PM ^

Starting in the Thomas Gordon spot? T-Gord has been playing decently so maybe this is a chance at giving a back-up some playing experience. If the redshirt is gone then you might as well get him some PT....also could be he really earned it in practice.


September 22nd, 2010 at 1:45 PM ^

This may be a bit of an "Well, we've gotta try SOMETHING" move. That said, the kid should be good. No reason he shouldn't save inexperience.

I'm more concerned with Carvin Johnson's status.


September 22nd, 2010 at 2:09 PM ^

This may be a bit of an "Well, we've gotta try SOMETHING" move.

Starting from a low base it will most likely help us.  Its not a total panic move, hopefully GERG can empty the bench against BGSU and everyone gets to play like its a 2nd grade soccer game.


September 22nd, 2010 at 1:47 PM ^

It is rumored that he will put the fear of God into receivers with a single stare causing all opponents to just look, cry, then give up on the routes and run off the field.


September 22nd, 2010 at 1:48 PM ^

Am I the only one who can't see the quote?

Anyway, I wonder if this is a move to get Kovacs into the box so that Roh can move back to DE. Either that or have MRob start at the SAM position and keep Kovacs where he is at.


September 22nd, 2010 at 1:49 PM ^

we should get players as much as experience as we can before we start Big Ten play.  Plus, I was wondering how he would stack up against Kovacs, so it will be good to get a look.


September 22nd, 2010 at 1:56 PM ^

Get a young kid some experience for the long term?  And risk an MGoBoard meltdown if BGSU scores over 20 points?  No way, I say we do everything to throttle these "lesser" teams so that the people of MGoBoard sleep easier at night.  Forget long term success, these kids at computers need something to feel good about.



September 22nd, 2010 at 1:53 PM ^

If Michigan has a stud like MRob who can play, then by all means put him in. This guy is one of the best recruiters for our team. I think he will be even more effective when he starts seeing the field on a more regular basis.

As for Carvin Johnson, I think they are just being cautious. They could have used him last week, but it wasn't worth bringing him back and not having him available for the Big 10 campaign. Better to sit him out this week as well and if not needed, against Indiana as well. Have him back for MSU at 100% not 75 or 80.


September 22nd, 2010 at 1:54 PM ^

I doubt that whoever asked the question has any credible sources.  Someone who has knowledge that M. Robinson is starting would also know that M. Robinson already played this year and thus is not redshirting.  And secondly, someone with insider knowledge of M. Robinson starting wouldn't be asking Rittenbarg about what's going on with the D, since he probably knows better himself.


September 22nd, 2010 at 2:07 PM ^

....UMass did not go deep much.  But, I know their QB couldn't find open men sometimes.  Maybe he was looking downfield?  They scouted us well and I would bet they were looking to burn Cam at some point.

Also, Cam seemed to do well in run support.


I think he improved.


September 22nd, 2010 at 5:47 PM ^

UMass may not have gone deep very often because our DBs were 40 yds off of the line of scrimmage. Some call it a "cushion", I call it "we can't get beat deep if we start off deep" or WCGBDIWSOD for short. Quite effective at beating the long ball.