Denard Robinson may not play, but here's how 6 previous Michigan senior QBs fared on senior day
ANN ARBOR -- If one were to read between the lines, it seems that the odds of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson having a senior day to remember are rather slim.
Robinson continues to nurse an elbow injury that has kept him out of the past two games, and while he hasn't been ruled out by Michigan coach Brady Hoke, he hasn't exactly been cleared to play either.
If Robinson can't play during his final game at Michigan Stadium, it'd obviously be a sad way for one of the school's most dynamic offensive playmakers to finish the home portion of his career.
If he can -- well, that'd be a pretty big story, too.
In honor of senior day -- and senior signal-callers -- here's a look at how the last six senior starting quarterbacks played during their final start at Michigan Stadium.
No. 7 Ohio State 14, No. 23 Michigan 3
Nov. 17, 2007
Chad Henne's final game at Michigan Stadium might have actually been his worst.
Obviously bothered by a shoulder injury that plagued his entire senior campaign, Henne went a miserable 11 of 34 through the air for just 68 yards in a 14-3 loss to Ohio State.
Not exactly the way you dream it up.
The loss to the Buckeyes marked the final home game for Henne, Mike Hart, Jake Long and head coach Lloyd Carr -- who retired following the bowl game.
No. 5 Michigan 35, No. 4 Ohio State 21
Nov. 22, 2003
John Navarre feels Robinson's pain when it comes to playing quarterback at Michigan and dealing with heavy fan criticism.
But Navarre told all his detractors where, exactly, they could shove it during his final game at Michigan Stadium. The veteran senior quarterback went 21 of 32 for 278 yards and two touchdowns and pushed Michigan to a 14-point win over defending national champion Ohio State.
Navarre's steady showing -- along with Chris Perry's 154-yard rushing performance -- gave Michigan a Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl bid.
No. 10 Michigan 24, Ohio State 17
Nov. 20, 1999
Brady was far from perfect in his final game at Michigan Stadium, but in what turned out to be a sign of things to come, he was on the money when it counted.
The Michigan senior engineered a 10-play, 77-yard drive that was capped with a 10-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Walker with just 5:01 to play to give Michigan a come-from-behind 24-17 win over hated Ohio State on senior day.
Brady finished his final game at Michigan Stadium 17 of 27 for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns.
No. 1 Michigan 20, No. 4 Ohio State 14
Nov. 22, 1997
Brian Griese wasn't the story during the home finale in 1997 -- but it didn't matter.
He still got hoisted up on his teammates shoulders following a 20-14 win over Ohio State that clinched a perfect regular season and a Rose Bowl bid.
Griese's final stats that day were 14 of 25 for 147 yards. But those aren't the numbers anyone remembers from his last season at Michigan.
The numbers 12 and 0 are usually more prevalent.
No. 19 Michigan 38, Minnesota 22
Nov. 12, 1994
Todd Collins finished his Michigan Stadium career with a bang.
Collins set a career-high with 352 yards through the air to go along with three touchdowns as Michigan breezed by Minnesota in the 1994 home finale. Collins' biggest play of the day?
A 57-yard touchdown pass to Tyrone Wheatley.
The game was also the last home tilt for Wheatley, and ended up being the final home game of Gary Moeller's Michigan career -- as he was forced out the following spring after an offseason arrest.
No. 3 Michigan 22, Illinois 22
Nov. 14, 1992
Grbac helped Michigan clinch a Big Ten championship in his final game at Michigan Stadium, but it wasn't exactly what he envisioned his senior day to be.
He went 21 of 29 for 278 yards and a touchdown, but also threw two interceptions.
Michigan fumbled the ball 10 times -- losing four of them -- and needed a last-second field goal to force the tie. The game was one of three Michigan ties that season, a year that saw Michigan finish 9-0-3.