Live updates: Brady Hoke updates Denard Robinson's status, talks Minnesota
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• That'll do it for Hoke. Robinson's status not exactly 100 percent, but he's not rule out or anything like that. We'll see how the week goes.
• Hoke continues to express how much respect he has for Minnesota coach Jerry Kill, clearly one of Hoke's favorite individuals in this business.
• Hoke says Frank Clark did practice Sunday, should be ready to play this week. He missed Saturday's game with an ankle injury.
• More Denard: Hoke says he can grip a football right now, could he play today if you had to go? "Close."
• Hoke says Michigan simply cannot run the football in the red zone right now, and that's frustrating. Adds that "Fitz ran hard, he took on (line)backers, he took on safeties. I was happy how he played. We didn't block."
• Hoke says Mario Ojemudia suffered an injury Saturday (won't disclose what). But does say "he should be fine."
• Hoke basically saying that if Denard Robinson can't practice this week, he likely won't play. His philosophy has just about always been that way, he says. Rarely any exceptions.
• Hoke says he and his medical staff are looking at preventative measures to protect Robinson's nerve situation -- maybe an arm sleeve, something. Not sure yet, though.
• Hoke says Gardner and Bellomy "will compete" for backup snaps behind Robinson, in case Robinson is injured. If Robinson can play, though, Gardner will remain at wide receiver.
• On Bellomy: Hoke says the offensive line/running backs need to do a better job of picking up blitzes, says that was not good Saturday. He says the experience Bellomy got in that game was very important -- good or bad.
• Hoke says Devin Gardner will get more snaps at quarterback this week due to Robinson's injury, as a precaution. He says he and Bellomy will both receive more reps this week.
• Hoke says Denard Robinson "should be fine." Hoke says he thinks Robinson will be able to practice at full-go this week.
• Hoke maintains that Michigan has to do a better job with everything on offense this week, notably the passing game. Says Minnesota is big for division's sake and for the "Little Brown Jug" trophy.
• Quick game time note: Michigan will host Northwestern at noon on Nov. 10. That'll mark two straight noon games. There's a real chance (a chance, not a certainty) that Michigan plays at noon the rest of the way -- as Ohio State is already slated for a 12 p.m. start.
What's the status of Michigan senior quarterback Denard Robinson?
We're about to find out.
Michigan football coach Brady Hoke will host his weekly press conference Monday at 12:30 p.m., and Robinson's arm injury will surely be the hottest topic of the day.
Robinson re-aggravated a nerve injury in his right arm during the second quarter of Michigan's 23-9 loss at Nebraska on Saturday and did not return.
The Wolverines -- with or without Robinson -- will look to pick themselves up off the mat Saturday when they visit Minnesota in the battle for the "Little Brown Jug."