Michigan Wolverines Unveil Sugar Bowl Uniforms (Pics)

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The Michigan Wolverines will wear new white road jerseys in the 2012 Sugar Bowl against the Virginia Tech Hokies.  Check out the pics above and after the jump- this is what you’ll see Jan. 3, 2012, at the Superdome in New Orleans. The Sugar Bowl logo is placed above the heart, a blue Block M on the right upper chest. There’s also two blue stripes on both sleeves and a blue neck line.

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Michigan Star Roy Roundtree Gets Signature Moment, Denard POW Honors

Michigan Wolverines Redshirt Junior Wide Receiver Roy Roundtree is among the best receivers in the Big Ten. The active UM career leader in yards and receiving, he also holds the Michigan record for receiving yards in a single game (246) set against the Illini in the wild 67-65 multiple overtime game last November.

And in Michigan’s exciting come-from-behind victory over Notre Dame, the first night home night game in the 134 year history of the program, Roundtree had a play that will forever be his college football “signature moment.”

Like Desmond Howard’s famous “Heisman pose.”

On the last play from scrimmage, Roundtree caught a go-ahead, game-winning 16-yard TD pass from junior quarterback Denard Robinson with two seconds remaining.

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Denard Robinson, Not Dan Persa Takes Home Silver Football Award

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The Chicago Tribune announced today that University of Michigan sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson has been named the recipient of the Silver Football as the Big Ten’s Most Valuable Player. The award is voted upon by the conference’s 11 head coaches. Robinson was a finalist along with Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor and Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan.

For Northwestern’s Dan Persa to not even be named a finalist is an absolute travesty! The Trib should really be ashamed of themselves on this one. In terms of Denard getting the nod over Persa, I don’t agree with it, but I understand it. If it’s about being the “most valuable player” to your team, I think Persa and Denard are a push. If it’s about being the “best player” than I would go with Robinson.

And overall, this year’s race was wide open.

By Paul M. Banks

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Denard Robinson wins Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Award

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It was definitely a tale of two seasons for University of Michigan sophomore quarterback Denard Robinson. He absolutely destroyed the college football world after his first five games, and his team was undefeated. But the native of Deerfield Beach, Fla. slowed down, as did his team in the back half of the season, once the Wolverines started to play real defenses.

Still DenardD did enough to win the Big Ten offensive player of the year award from both the coaches and media. Robinson was also named to the All-Big Ten first team by the media and earned honorable mention recognition from the coaches.

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Why Michigan’s Denard Robinson is ready to slow down

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A Michigan football team that’s markedly improved over last year’s 5-7 record has been rejuvenated under the leadership of sophomore stud QB Denard Robinson.  It appears a dark – though brief – chapter in maize and blue history has come to an end.  The blazing fast recruit from Deerfield Beach, Florida has made good on a fat stash of potential, and the Wolverines are back in business.

The praise and hype for the kid they call “shoelace” (he doesn’t tie them when he plays) is well deserved.  Robinson has broken the Michigan single game yardage record.  No Big Ten quarterback has ever rushed for as many yards in a game.  He leads the nation in rushing yards per game, and stands second in total offense.  If you’re looking for an Achilles heel, you won’t find it.  At least not yet.

By Josh Weinstock

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Wolverines Denard Robinson: Truly Bigger than Jesus?

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The late John Lennon once got in trouble for saying that The Beatles were “bigger than Jesus.” However, he simply conveyed a valid point- at that particular moment in history, the Beatles’ popularity was arguably bigger than Jesus Christ in certain places. Lennon also gave us one of my all-time favorite quotes: “life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”

Both apply to Michigan Wolverines football and their QB, the Heisman Trophy front-runner Denard Robinson. His numbers, his media coverage and his persona are getting huge right now- by the end of senior year he could be bigger than Tim Tebow (i.e. bigger than Jesus.) In certain parts of Michigan, maybe so already.

And no one counted on nor expected this production. Remember the talk of a balanced attack in the spread-option? Remember the days when Tate Forcier was the starter? Denard is what happens when you make other plans.

By Paul M. Banks

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Michigan’s QB Denard Robinson: Simply Ridonkulous!

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“I’m speechless right now.  I really don’t know what to say right now.  That was amazing.  Our team obviously came together and the defense played well, and we just put it together.”

Those were the first words Michigan Wolverines QB Denard Robinson said when addressing the media in South Bend yesterday after his Wolverines defeated Notre Dame 28-24. He’s not the only speechless one. In the first two weeks of college football action, Robinson has gone on a ridiculous spree mutilating anything and everything in site like Jimmy Conway during the “Layla scene” in “Goodfellas.

For the second straight week, Robinson (Deerfield Beach, Fla./Deerfield Beach HS) was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week.

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