According to new offensive coordinator Al Borges, who coached under Brady Hoke at San Diego State, his new system will mandate that the quarterback should line up under center about half of the time.
He seems far more amenable to using the shotgun than Carr ever was but less so than Rodriguez; the degree to which the shotgun is used will probably resemble something more akin to Ohio State.
Borges is a disciple of Bill Walsh, the patriarch of the West Coast Offense. In 2001, Borges collaborated with his brother to write a book entitled "Coaching the West Coast Quarterback."
There is little from his history that suggests he is optimized to run anything similar to the Rodriguez offense.
In his time at Auburn, he used a modified version of the West Coast known as the "Gulf Coast Offense," which utilized quick reads, accurate passes and a somewhat mobile quarterback.
At Michigan, Borges' expertise and Robinson's style, which is more suited for a zone-read system, might make for an uneasy alliance.
If the coach finds a way to implement Robinson's talents, fans may rest easier.
But with Devin Gardner waiting in the wings, there is no obvious replacement if a different type of quarterback is needed.
The worst-case scenario is if Michigan slips into a constant state of rebuilding.
Borges, for his part, seems genuinely impressed with Robinson's passing ability. Michigan's success, however, will be contingent on Robinson's ability to grow.
If his running game is minimized, will he be as dangerous through the air?