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Denard Robinson has practiced on return teams for Michigan

Denard Robinson may play multiple roles for Michigan in the Outback Bowl.

Jamie Sabau

Michigan may use Denard Robinson in a variety of roles against South Carolina in the Outback Bowl, according to Kyle Meinke of Mlive.com.

Michigan coach Brady Hoke told Meinke that Robinson has practiced "a little bit" on the return team and it's possible that he can play on that unit against South Carolina.

Robinson lined up as kick returner on the opening kickoff of the second half against Michigan State on Oct. 20. The kickoff resulted in a touchback and is the only time that Robinson has lined up with the return unit this season.

Hoke said that Robinson "can do about anything" and has "pretty good instinct of running with the football."

Robinson leads Michigan with 1,319 passing yards and nine touchdowns through the air and is also the team's leading rusher as he's amassed 1,166 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.

Hoke said that Devin Gardner will see snaps at the quarterback position which will free up Robinson for other roles in the game.

The South Carolina defense is giving up 17.4 points per game which ranks 12th nationally.