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Can Denard Robinson adapt to Brady Hoke's new system and lead the Wolverines in 2011?
Denard Robinson is the key to Michigan's offense in 2011.
The two biggest questions for the 2011 season for the Michigan Wolverines are can Robinson adapt to Brady Hoke and Al Borges' new system, and can Robinson can stay healthy a full season?
First, Robinson had a great season in 2010. Robinson passed for 2,570 yards, completed 62.5 percent of his passes and threw 18 touchdowns to 11 interceptions. On the ground, Robinson ran for 1,702 yards, scored 14 touchdowns and averaged 6.6 rushing yards per attempt.
Second, this offseason Robinson has had to adapt to Hoke and Borges' new system. That system is a West Coast offense where Robinson will have to take more snaps under center now. It will also want Robinson to hand the ball off more to help lighten the load off him.
Robinson will have to learn not to always tuck and run with the ball, but to be patient. Plays will develop if given time. There will times to tuck and run with it.
Michigan will want Robinson to start and finish this season.
Third, the biggest and most important factor for Michigan's success is keeping Robinson healthy.
Robinson did not even finish at least 10 games last year. Imagine what he could do if didn't get injured last year and finished games.