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Michigan Spring Practice 2011: Denard Robinson Takes Snaps Under Center

Quarterbacks were takings snaps under center, dropping back to pass behind two-tight end formations at Michigan's spring practice on Tuesday. It must have looked like Michigan football, circa 1995.

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Denard Robinson was in unfamiliar territory as he took on the role of a drop back passer in Michigan's spring practice. Robinson was recruited by former head coach Rich Rodriguez to run the spread offense, but those days seem ancient now. New head coach Brady Hoke and offensive coordinator Al Borges are revamping the Wolverines' offense, with Robinson as the centerpiece as he was last season.

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Robinson and quarterback Devin Gardner took turns taking snaps from the center, dropping back, pausing, then rolling out and hitting receivers on out-routes. After working through a series of plays, the defense and offense broke into smaller groups. Coach Brady Hoke spent time working with linebackers. He floated from one defensive group to another during practice. 

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It remains to be seen what exactly Michigan's offense will be capable of, but there's a good bet it won't look anything like the past three seasons.