Tie Your Shoes, Kid: Denard Robinson Will Not Win The Heisman Trophy

Dan ScofieldAnalyst ISeptember 15, 2010

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 11: Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines dives into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown as Harrison Smith #22 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish brings him down at Notre Dame Stadium on September 11, 2010 in South Bend, Indiana. Michigan defeated Notre Dame 28-24.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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We've seen what he can do on the football field.

We've all seen the cuts, the speed, the dreads flowing in the air in midst of burning yet another secondary.

I will admit, however, coming late to the party. However, I did have the luxury of watching Robinson light up the field and my Irish as he ran his way to 258 yards on two touchdowns. He single-handily (and I mean that) won Michigan their fourth game out of five against Notre Dame.

Now, in result of his eye-popping (or eye-gouging depending on what fanbase you are loyal to) stats, Robinson's name has soared to the top of the Heisman list. All it took was two weeks, two wins, and two domination's for the next Michigan quarterback to be crowned the Savior.

Let's take a step back to last season.

Enter Tate Forcier.

A freshman at the time, Forcier lead Michigan off to a fantastic start to the year with 4 straight wins and looking like the next big thing in Ann Arbor. Of course, I also had the displeasure of watching him lead his team to a victory over my Irish, just like Robinson did in 2010.

Fast forward a year later.

Forcier, now the third-string quarterback behind "Shoelace" and freshman Devin Gardner, is merely Rich Rodriguez's personal waterboy. Seen on the sidelines with his usual skullcap, clipboard, and hand warmers, Forcier knows what it's like to be given praise and have it taken back rather quickly.

And with that said, he may be the most electrifying player in college football. He very well may prove many people wrong and go on to start all 12 games for Michigan this season, racking up better numbers week in and week out.

However, if history proves correct, he won't be out there for every down and every game played.

A quarterback who carries the ball 30 times a game, on top of being abused by opponent defenders on passing attempts, isn't going to last a full season in the Big Ten. With a skinny frame to build upon, Robinson would be lucky to weigh in at 190 drenched in Forcier's sideline water.

His running style, relying on speed and elusiveness and not the brute strength of a Tim Tebow, calls for one big hit to put an end to all Heisman talk.

The point here is this—just don't get your hopes up. Robinson can lead Michigan to victory in every game they play this year, but without him, this team is going to lose plenty of football games.

So for now, and however long it lasts, enjoy the cuts, speed, and dreads. 

It might not be here come week six, and it certainty won't be there come time for the Heisman ceremony in the Big Apple.