Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.com with notes on Michigan from Big Ten Media Day:
Quarterback Denard Robinson won’t be stepping completely out of his comfort zone this fall. After excelling in the spread offense, Robinson will be operating a new scheme but not an entirely different one. “We were smart enough to have elements of what he does well from the past in the spread in our offense,” coach Brady Hoke said. Hoke added that having a pro-style offense better prepares Michigan’s defense — which faces the offense daily in practice — for a physical conference like the Big Ten.
Brady Hoke continues to say/do all the right things. There were a lot of people worried that with the move to a “pro-style” offense that Denard wouldn’t be running like he did last year. Hoke seems smart enough to realize you can’t effectively remove the best skill of your best offensive player. Add to it the fact that Michigan really doesn’t have running backs designed for a pro-style offense, and it’s obvious Hoke has to think outside the box.