Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke has done a good job of keeping quiet about quarterback Denard Robinson’s injury. Ever since the athletic pivot injured his elbow against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Hoke has kept his status under wraps leading up to each game. Robinson did not play last week, but was still in uniform and even went out for the overtime coin toss.
Hoke once again this week wouldn’t reveal whether Robinson or Devin Gardner would get the nod on Saturday against the Iowa Hawkeyes. He did say, however, that because it is the Wolverines final home game of 2012 and senior day, he may give Robinson at least one play even if he is injured. Just so the Michigan faithful can give him a good send off during his last home game with the Wolverines.
Hoke also wouldn’t exclude the possibility of using him in other positions besides quarterback. His overall health will obviously be the determining factor if that is possible, but he certainly does have the athleticism to contribute in other areas. Just having him out there will force the defense to be on its toes.
Gardner hasn’t been spectacular, but has done a decent job in relief. So if Robinson can’t go it shouldn’t be a disaster. Gardner looked good in last week’s win against the Northwestern Wildcats. He threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for two scores. Not to mention that huge 53-yard pass to Roy Roundtree with just seconds left that set up the game tying field goal.
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