Denard Robinson at another position? Brady Hoke's not touching that one either
ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. maintained earlier this week that if Michigan senior Denard Robinson is going to have a future in NFL, it won't be at quarterback.
As far as his current situation goes, Robinson has sat out Michigan's last two games with an elbow injury that has prohibited him from playing quarterback, and his status for Saturday's home finale against Iowa is still "day-to-day," according to Brady Hoke.
So, if Robinson can't play quarterback this week, will Hoke consider using him at a different position?
He's not saying.
Hoke was asked specifically about a possible Robinson position-switch Thursday during a weekly appearance on 97.1-FM's "The Stoney and Bill Show," and he didn't have much to say.
"I don't know," Hoke said. "(His health) and all those things are what we're concerned about."
Hoke once again answered the question of "will Robinson play this week" with his standard response of "he's day-to-day." Michigan has started junior Devin Gardner at quarterback the past two weeks, and continues to prepare him under center for Iowa.
If Robinson is again inactive, Hoke was asked if he'd consider putting him in the game at quarterback in a late-game, blowout situation so that the Michigan Stadium crowd could offer one last goodbye to its beloved senior. That's something Hoke said he'd consider.
"That would be something I would think about," he said. "But to be honest with you, the seniors and the guys and the people who are truly Michgian fans, I think they understand the significance he's had (during his career at Michigan)."
Hoke again refused to single out Robinson from the rest of the senior class, something he's repeatedly done this week with local media. He maintains that Robinson is one of 22 seniors on the current Michigan squad, and all of them are "special."
"We've got 22 guys who have done a tremendous job for Michigan and have been through some tough times and been through a transition and responded in a really positive manner," he said. "I'm really proud of all of them."