It hasn’t quite been the senior season Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson would have liked to have, but he could still have the opportunity to see the field this Saturday against Iowa — senior day.
Robinson’s sat out the past two and a half games with a nerve injury in his throwing arm. While it’s not clear if he’ll start against the Hawkeyes this weekend, Wolverines coach Brady Hoke has a plan. Speaking Thursday on a radio show, Hoke said he would consider sending Robinson out on the field for one play if he’s unable to start.
“That would be something I would think about,” Hoke said. “The seniors and the guys and the people who are truly Michigan fans, I think they understand the significance he’s had.
“To be honest with you, we’ve got 22 guys who’ve done a tremendous job for Michigan, and have been through some tough times, been through a transition, and they’ve responded, in my opinion, in a very positive manner. It’s really a day about all of them.”
It would be a tremendous gesture. Robinson’s had his ups and downs in Ann Arbor, but he’s always represented his university well. If he can’t start, here’s hoping he’ll get one snap.
(Hat tip: Detroit News)