Despite the senior quarterback's struggles early this season, Denard Robinson still firmly has the confidence of Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke at this point in the season, as Kyle Meinke of MLive writes. The Wolverines are currently 2-2 this season after entering the season with a top-10 ranking.
After Michigan's 13-6 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Sept. 22, Robinson said it was the worst game of his career. But even if the senior is down with his performance .- and he was abysmal against the Irish, throwing for 138 yards with zero touchdowns and four interceptions -- Hoke has faith in Robinson.
He's our quarterback, and he's a damn good quarterback. We're very comfortable and very confident in him... He's got to play a little better. We got to help him play a little better by blocking better, routes, catching better, competing better and also as a staff, we got to make sure he can do the things we're asking him to do.
One of the most prolific rushing quarterbacks in college football history, Robinson has always been a work in progress as a passer. But what's disappointing is the senior's lack of development, as his passing numbers have actually gone backwards since his sophomore season.
Over four games this year, Robinson has completed 55 percent of his passes for 837 yards with six touchdown and eight interceptions. He's still putting up numbers on the ground -- 441 yards and four touchdowns -- but Michigan has scored just 20 points combined in its two games against ranked opponents this season.