Robinson ineffective against Tide

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The way to stop Denard Robinson has always been to turn him into a pure passer. Something strange happened at the Cowboys Classic on Saturday, though.

As much as the Alabama defense stifled the senior quarterback in the Crimson Tide's 41-14 win over Michigan, Robinson also was undone by his own team's playcalling, which took Robinson away from his most obvious skill -- running the ball.

When Robinson takes off, he often is one or two cuts from a huge play. Yet in the first half, he had just one designed run -- which went 6 yards for a touchdown -- and one scramble. Otherwise, it was Robinson in the pocket, throwing the ball with less than limited success.

"I didn't make the throws I should have made today," Robinson said. "I feel I didn't play as a Michigan quarterback today."

For Michael Rothstein's full WolverineNation post, click here.