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08:21 AM ET 11.09 | Bumps and bruises to a knee, a shoulder, a rib cage have all conspired against Denard Robinson's ability to finish games. This week -- after Robinson left Saturday's win over Illinois before the fourth quarter with dizziness and headaches -- there will be no lingering doubts, coach Rich Rodriguez said Monday, explaining Robinson is "good to go." "Whatever tests he went through (Sunday) were all good, he should be fine," Rodriguez said, adding Robinson would not be limited in practice and would play Saturday at Purdue.

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November 9, 2010  09:08 AM ET

Yeah...but concussions are rough. It's not just one, but a cumulative effect over your career. Robinson needs to take it easy. They still have another great QB and it's not like they are in the running for the Big10 title.

November 9, 2010  09:20 AM ET

Where is Mrs Robinson when we need her? Long term health has to be tops on the priority list.

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November 9, 2010  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Little man Tate better get ready. RichRod has all but used up DR.

Hopefully they can break away from an awful but plucky Purdue team and rest him. Tate is a player so if there is any evidence of DR not feeling well get him in there.

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November 9, 2010  09:54 AM ET
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Agreed. No doubting Shoelace's heart. In my view, however, I sense desperation with Coach Rodriguez and the manner in which he is using up this superb athlete. It's comparable to putting a throughbred in trace to pull a plow until he keels over.RichRod's offensive scheme is so QB-centered that he really needs a rotation going to keep injuries down and players fresh.

Oh I think there is alot of desperation. RR reads the same papers and websites that we do. He knows that he has to win. I do think that regardless of how the rest of this season goes he will be back next year.

November 9, 2010  09:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Where is Mrs Robinson when we need her?

Coo coo cachoo.

Jesus loves you more than you will know.

November 9, 2010  10:07 AM ET

Tate is more than good enough to lead UM to a win against Purdue. Then, RR might as well play Tate against Wisconsin and Ohio State, because UM has no chance against them. Let Robinson rest up until the Little Caesars bowl, have a huge performance, and save RR's job.

November 9, 2010  10:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Where is Mrs Robinson when we need her? Long term health has to be tops on the priority list.

And here's to you Mrs. Robinson Jesus loves you more than you can say hey hey hey. What's that you say Mrs Robinson, Joltin Joe has left and gone away... hey hey hey

:)

November 9, 2010  10:23 AM ET

Buckeyes linebackers are salivating at this image. They will knock this clown into next year.

November 9, 2010  10:30 AM ET

Has Michigan beat a team with a winning record at this point in the season.. What a buncha hoohah hype this kid was against high school teams.

November 9, 2010  10:42 AM ET
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Has Michigan beat a team with a winning record at this point in the season.. What a buncha hoohah hype this kid was against high school teams.

Illinois, UMass and Connecticut (4-4). Illinois is a damn good football team. They had 3 losses coming into Michigan game all were close losses. Who to: Ohio State, Michigan St., Missouri. Three top 15 teams. I thought they would take Michigan and DickRod to the woodshed. Never saw this coming.
As much as you might think I hate Meatchicken (and I do) you cannot diminish what Dennard has done. Even if this kid did this in high school, he would've been ESPN#1 recruit. To think he was putting up these numbers against DI teams was unthinkable. But I knew it would not last. You cannot run your QB 25 times a game in the Big 10 and think he is going to hold up. In four years at WVA Pat White missed at least one game every year and he was averaging 15 runs a game in a lesser conference.
DickRod is running this kid to save his job.

November 9, 2010  11:29 AM ET
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Buckeyes linebackers are salivating at this image. They will knock this clown into next year.

DR..the Ohio State defense is waiting for you.

November 9, 2010  11:48 AM ET

Hail to the victors? That W is nothing to be proud of, 67-65 is a basketball score! Shoe-string is gonna have a tough afternoon at The Shoe later this month.

O-H-I-O....GO BUCKS!!!!

November 9, 2010  01:46 PM ET
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Illinois, UMass and Connecticut (4-4). Illinois is a damn good football team. They had 3 losses coming into Michigan game all were close losses. Who to: Ohio State, Michigan St., Missouri. Three top 15 teams. I thought they would take Michigan and DickRod to the woodshed. Never saw this coming. As much as you might think I hate Meatchicken (and I do) you cannot diminish what Dennard has done. Even if this kid did this in high school, he would've been ESPN#1 recruit. To think he was putting up these numbers against DI teams was unthinkable. But I knew it would not last. You cannot run your QB 25 times a game in the Big 10 and think he is going to hold up. In four years at WVA Pat White missed at least one game every year and he was averaging 15 runs a game in a lesser conference.DickRod is running this kid to save his job.

Nicely put buckeyeboy9 - your tasteful hate is refreshing, other worthless nuts could only aspire to be as good. No doubt at all that RR is trying ton save his job, and Shoelace is definitely his (and just about any other coach at any other program) #1 option, as Denard is simply one of the most electrifying athletes to play the game.
Where RR IS failing miserably is that he has no defense what so ever. As a lifelong Michigan fan (and buckeye hater) I can not get a grip at all on how has a defense this porous ever been allowed to take the field? I KNOW they are young and inexperienced, but EVERY program has similar decisions to make. As much as you nuts like to hate on the vests conservative play calling (now THATS an understatement), you at least have a solid D year in and year out.
Bo would be ashamed and fighting mad at what has happened to our team, and I honestly think even Woody would be ready to fight, as "the team up north" has fallen so far.

November 9, 2010  01:48 PM ET

Yeah, it is all RR trying to save his job by running DR to death as he doesn't care about the long term health of his sophomore QB. Give me a break hacks, RR sat him the remainder of the IL game where if your logic was applied seams to be a important game in trying to save his job. If he was so careless relative to DR, why didn't he run him back into a back and forth game while trying to break a three game losing streak? Maybe you were thinking about Brian Kelly and running Christ back out vs U of M with a concussion. Anyhow, it is tough not to think that all of you Buckeye fans are quite uneasy about the long term prospects of facing Michigan and the RR offense. Once our D is back to average, beating Big Blue will be a tall task with your 1970's style game calling. How pissed must TP be that he is in such a stale offense with his skill sets? With sweatvest at the helm, the Bucks have a strong program with great recruiting combined with a game plan that minimizes risk which is why they come up short in so many big games vs. explosive teams. The RR experiment at Michigan is all about if his system, when fully loaded, can survive the Big 10 season (week after week vs. big strong a slower teams like WI, IA, MSU and OSU). If yes, then I have little doubt that Michigan will be more equipped in the future to face a USC, Texas, Alabama, Oregon or whoever in either a Rose Bowl of a National Championship game. A conservative style just hoping an for mistakes by their opponent won't strike thesame fear into a team playing for the title as going against a Michigan team that spreads the entire field and gets players into open space with DR type athletes at QB, WR, RB. RR was and is a risk for Mich but the alternative was to play it safe like OSU and continue on with our past conservative strategy which nets 8-11 wins seasons and the inability to strike fear in the elite teams.

November 9, 2010  02:11 PM ET

CFL84, please come in....CFL84 please come in...your transmission is breaking up. Dude, the gibberish you have written here is not worth a complete response because it is ridiculous, but I will honor one of your comments with a reply.

How pissed must TP be that he is in such a stale offense with his skill sets?

How pissed was TP? Yeah he regrets not going to Meatchicken so he could sit home last January an watch the scarlet & gray bring back some respectability to B10 by spanking the most vaunted spread offense in college football in the Rose Bowl. Yeah he's pissed that he didn't waste his talents with a low life scumbag who has brought shame to one the most hallowed institutions in the country. Yeah he's so pissed off that he wasted his talents institutions of higher learning.
The sooner you get rid of this hillbilly and hire Harbaugh the faster the B10 can return to relevancy in the eyes of CF. By the way in case you missed it Pryor has repeatedly said that a spread offense will not prepare him for the NFL (see Pat White). He chose Ohio State because he wanted to develop his skills as a pocket QB (something that he is getting better at every game) but is by no means a finished product ready for the next level. Dennard Robinson like Pat White might shine some shoelaces at the next level but he won't be playing football.
As for conservative offenses, maybe you have successfully repressed the memory of the historic 2006 game in Columbus (I understand if you did), but why don't you get a dvd and put it on today and see how the spread offense and "getting guys in space" was so successfully ran against your maize and blue for 545 yds and 42 points. Tressell has always matched his scheme to his personnel, not the other way around like Dickrod.

November 9, 2010  02:16 PM ET
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Nicely put buckeyeboy9 - your tasteful hate is refreshing, other worthless nuts could only aspire to be as good. No doubt at all that RR is trying ton save his job, and Shoelace is definitely his (and just about any other coach at any other program) #1 option, as Denard is simply one of the most electrifying athletes to play the game. Where RR IS failing miserably is that he has no defense what so ever. As a lifelong Michigan fan (and buckeye hater) I can not get a grip at all on how has a defense this porous ever been allowed to take the field? I KNOW they are young and inexperienced, but EVERY program has similar decisions to make. As much as you nuts like to hate on the vests conservative play calling (now THATS an understatement), you at least have a solid D year in and year out. Bo would be ashamed and fighting mad at what has happened to our team, and I honestly think even Woody would be ready to fight, as "the team up north" has fallen so far.

Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Read my reply to CFL84 to save some time and space. I want the "game" to be meaningful again. Its not a rivalry when one side is clubbing the crap out of the other. I don't see your program (and therefore the B10) returning to elite status until this guy is out of here. He is a lowlife.
Get Harbaugh back in the Midwest where he belongs and where he wants to be and get your program back on track. This is embarrassing.

November 9, 2010  03:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Read my reply to CFL84 to save some time and space. I want the "game" to be meaningful again. Its not a rivalry when one side is clubbing the crap out of the other. I don't see your program (and therefore the B10) returning to elite status until this guy is out of here. He is a lowlife.Get Harbaugh back in the Midwest where he belongs and where he wants to be and get your program back on track. This is embarrassing.

I would love to see Jimmy back in Ann Arbor, sitting behind Bo's desk as he did as a kid. Here's the rub on that scenario though: How many years would it take of recruiting to get Michigan and The Game back to relevance? The athletes in Ann Arbor now, would not fit a scheme and style such as that would be brought with Jim "I guarantee a win" Harbaugh at the helm, as such, we would be looking at 3 to 4 years MORE before this could be accomplished with any hope of success. Which, is precisely where we are now with the RR spread experiment. I am no RR backer, but I will back Blue, and as long as Michigan see's fit to have him running the program, then I will support them. I do not like it though, not one bit. Yes, he has delivered the offense as promised, and it should only get better in the next year or two - the defense is an embarrassment and having the NCAA come down on the program for the first time ever is unacceptable.
If Michigan had any defense at all -lets say just a top 50 type D, no Charles in charge D - but just better than average...how good would RR look right now? Just a pipe dream mind you, but that's all it would take, because this offense is more than respectable, it's one of the best in the country - with true sophomores running it.
I was raised on Bo v Woody, I enjoyed the Cooper years, and am withstanding the vest and RR. Buckeye fan's try to keep it in perspective, this dominance will pass as well, enjoy it while you can, the last 20 or so yeas are actually pretty even.

 
November 9, 2010  03:14 PM ET

Well said Juiced but I would add that Harbaugh would get you there quicker than you might think. What he did at Stanford is nothing short of remarkable. He would adapt his scheme to fit his personnel and would put a defense on the field in short order. His recruiting is what scares me because he will come into Ohio and get top shelf talent. RR will not.

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