Unable to play for the second consecutive weekend, Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson continues to be listed as day-to-day by Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke, reported by Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press.
Robinson continues to battle an elbow nerve injury that he suffered three weeks ago in a loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and was forced to once again give up the reigns to junior signal caller Devin Gardner against Northwestern. Robinson was in full uniform and still took part in position drills before the game, but never once stepped foot on the field with Gardner in clear command of the offense.
Despite racking up 333 total yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns to help sink the Wildcats, the 6'4 Gardner made sure to defer to his good friend after the key victory. "This is Denard's team, and it's always going to be Denard's team until he's gone," Gardner said. "He's done way too much for two games to change that."
Hoke indicated that Robinson may very well have been the No. 2 quarterback on Saturday, even though Gardner's strong play gave the veteran coach little reason to rush his senior quarterback out on the field at less than 100%. Robinson's status for this weekend's showdown with Iowa will likely be another hot topic during the week, but the Wolverines appear to be in great hands with Gardner in the short-term.