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Michigan Football: Nick Saban Says Denard Robinson Is Most 'Significant' Opponent Since Cam Newton

Denard Robinson has earned plenty of praise over the past two seasons, but perhaps the highest compliment came from the coach Robinson will play against on Saturday: Alabama's Nick Saban.

Saban said Monday that Robinson might be the best quarterback the Crimson Tide have faced since 2010 Heisman winner Cam Newton.

From the Detroit Free Press:

The Alabama coach - and former Michigan State coach - began his weekly press conference Monday by saying that Robinson was "as significant a player as we've played against maybe since Cam Newton in terms of the quarterback position."

In 2010, the dual-threat Newton relied on his arm more than his legs as Auburn staged a comeback win and went on to win the national championship.

The Wolverines have a tough challenge, but count Saban as one person who wouldn't surprised by a monster game from Robinson.

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