|Denard Robinson makes fatties look fat.|
In case you can’t tell, I like to make lists. And depth charts. And lineups. This has nothing to do with football. But when I was about thirteen years old, I laid down in my living room with a piece of paper and a pen. I wrote down a batting order for my favorite team, the Detroit Tigers. And the Atlanta Braves. And the Chicago Cubs. And, what the hell, the rest of Major League Baseball, too.
From memory. If you wanted to know the emergency catcher for the Montreal Expos, I was your man (er, well, boy).
So here’s another list. I’ve often thought about the best players to come through Michigan during the years of my fanaticism, and this one is narrowed down to the Rodriguez years. Which players in the past few years turned out the best seasons for what amounted to be Michigan’s worst three consecutive years in program history? Despite the 15-22 record over Rodriguez’s tenure, we had some pretty good individual players. But as you might expect, the majority of them (nine out of eleven) were on the 2010 squad that had a winning record and played in a bowl game.
QB: Denard Robinson (2010)
182-for-291 passing, 2570 yards, 18 touchdowns, 11 interceptions
256 carries, 1799 yards, 14 touchdowns
This is a no-brainer. For half the season, he was on pace to win the Heisman.
Hit the jump for the rest.