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Pat White on Denard Robinson: 'He's a beast'

After accounting for more yards of total offense in the first two games than 86 teams in the country, Michigan’s Denard Robinson has already been slapped with the very lofty label of Pat White v2.0.

According to v1.0, it’s an apt moniker for the Wolverines quarterback.

On a conference call to announce his move from pro football to pro baseball, White was asked about Robinson and what he’s accomplished thus far as the prototypical centerpiece in the Rich Rodriguez version of the spread offense.  Needless to say, the former West Virginia quarterback has been impressed with what he’s seen.

“He’s a beast.  He’s just doing amazing things out there,” White said according to USA Today.  “He obviously knows the position and looks like a hard runner and a good leader. He doesn’t look afraid to run the ball or stick his nose in there.”

With over 10,000 total yards and 100-plus touchdowns on his collegiate résumé under Rodriguez, White certainly knows what he speaks of when it comes to triggermen in that offense, and his reviews of Robinson should carry a good deal of credibility regardless of how far removed he is from the situation.

Obviously, though, all of the praise being heaped upon Robinson after just two games as a starter may turn out to be way premature and extremely misguided, but, damn, how can you not gush about a player who put those numbers on the board — 885 yards of total offense, five touchdowns — against schools that don’t answer to the name Arkansas State or UCLA*?

Robinson has a long way to go to prove he’s the real deal, but, thus far, he’s more than proven he may very well be just that.

(*sorry, Bruin fans.  Couldn’t resist.)

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9 Responses to “Pat White on Denard Robinson: 'He's a beast'”
  1. JaggedMark says: Sep 16, 2010 10:23 AM

    3 yards and a cloud of smoke!

  2. T-Bone says: Sep 16, 2010 10:41 AM

    “very lofty label of Pat White v2.0”
    Florio doesnt count

  3. red4skins says: Sep 16, 2010 11:50 AM

    T-Bone… I’m sure Florio is the only one who’s made that claim…

  4. Pabst says: Sep 16, 2010 12:00 PM

    Big shoes to fill when u get compared to Pdub!!! No way his body holds up in the B10/11/12.

  5. Who's Randy? says: Sep 16, 2010 12:46 PM

    Its ironic that DR looks & plays like Armanti Edwards.

  6. Tradertrik says: Sep 16, 2010 3:39 PM

    As an Irish fan, I can only say, “what was that?” That kid is great! That being said, I wonder what Michigan would be like if/when this kid gets hit enough that the next one puts him out of a game. If you watch the tape, ND was wacking him pretty well but it didn’t seem to make too much difference but they all add up. Hope he stays healthy and glad we get a year under our belt before we see him again.
    I feel sorry for Sparty…………………..

  7. Suh-weet says: Sep 16, 2010 5:56 PM

    It’s hard to get excited just yet because of last years slippery slope going from 4-0 to losing 7 of the last 8 games. That said – this kid is amazing. I have a feeling his numbers could decrease over the next 3 games with Rich Rod trying get the rest of his offense to up their production in an attempt to abandon the “one-man show.” But with these upcoming defenses, I think D-Rob will bust off a couple of long runs, unintentionally. Either-way this is one happy Wolverine fan!

  8. PolegoJim says: Sep 16, 2010 6:06 PM

    I’m jazzed, but also concerned about the potential for serious injury.
    I do agree 100% with Suh-weet – the O will develop around him as they try to game plan the D against him. Things are going to open up and he’ll end up where he should be.
    That said, we need a true running back…. Hart like, or beefier.

  9. FootballFanMan says: Sep 16, 2010 6:14 PM

    I like the Armanti Edwards comparison. Michigan has wanted one since ’07 so they finally got them one. ANNNNDDD… this one may be better than Armanti Edwards. Funny how no one is talking about Rich Rod on the hot seat now.

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