MAILBAG: Why didn't Denard get pulled?

Nolan from Holland asked, "Why didn't the University of Michigan take out Denard Robinson after he threw five interceptions during the Wolverines' loss to Notre Dame on Saturday?"
Mark Brooky
Sep 28, 2012



When asked during the postgame press conference if he considered removing Robinson, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke simply replied, "No."

Really, Hoke has no other choice but to live and die by Robinson as the team's signal caller this season. U-M's back-up quarterback, Devin Gardner, has been moved to wide receiver, and has quickly developed into the team's best playmaker at the position, so he's not likely going to replace the erratic Robinson. Michigan's third-string quarterback, redshirt freshman Russell Bellomy, received positive reviews for his improvement during preseason camp, but is far too inexperienced to be handed the reigns as well.

So, for Michigan fans, the only solution is to grit your teeth and bare through the rest of this season — because, unless he gets injured, Robinson isn't going anywhere. Robinson is still one of the most exciting players in college football, but his decision-making as a passer will likely leave you screaming at your television the rest of the way.

(Thanks to Nate Thompson for this one!)

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