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Brady Hoke stays silent on Denard Robinson's appearance on kick return unit

Denard Robinson was lined up to receive the opening kickoff of the second half against Michigan State.

Leon Halip

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke was evasive when asked why quarterback Denard Robinson was lined up with the kick return unit at the start of the second half against Michigan State on Saturday.

Hoke's response regarding Robinson's purpose, to Kyle Meinke of Mlive.com: "Maybe return a kickoff."

The kickoff sailed over everyone's head and through the endzone, so Robinson's exact role on the play will remain unknown.

Michigan ended a four-game losing streak to Michigan State on Saturday when Robinson marched the Wolverines down the field in the final minute to set up a 38-yard game-winning field goal. The win was Robinson's first against Michigan State in his career.

Michigan improved to 5-2 overall and 3-0 in conference play. The win puts them in first place in the Legends Division, one game ahead of second-place Nebraska. Nebraska narrowly beat Northwestern, 29-28, last Saturday.

Michigan will travel to play Nebraska this Saturday.