Outgoing Seniors: Denard Robinson and Jack Kennedy
Who Will Replace Them: Devin Gardner and Shane Morris
Senior quarterback Denard Robinson will put the finishing touches on one of the most impressive statistical careers in the history of Michigan football in the Wolverines' upcoming bowl game, and the Maize and Blue will sorely miss his production in the rushing department next season.
The Deerfield Beach, Florida native racked up 4,395 rushing yards and 42 touchdowns over the course of his career, and has been the Wolverines' leading rusher for three straight years.
Robinson was the subject of endless scrutiny for his passing accuracy, or lack thereof, during his time in Ann Arbor, but no one can deny that he will go down in history as one of the greatest athletes ever to don the winged helmet.
The future at the quarterback position looked bleak at the start of the 2012 campaign, but junior signal-caller Devin Gardner impressed in four starts under center for the Wolverines, after Robinson went down with an ulnar nerve injury during Michigan's loss to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Gardner will take over as Michigan's full-time starter next season, and the Inkster High School product will benefit from not having to deal with rotating in and out of the game, thanks to Robinson's departure.
Michigan's other senior quarterback, Jack Kennedy, only appeared in five career games and never broke the two-deep.
Now that Gardner is likely going to be granted an extra year of eligibility, the Michigan coaches will give some serious thought to redshirting incoming five-star quarterback Shane Morris, instead of wasting a year of his eligibility buried on the depth chart.