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Michigan's Robinson career ends with new position

Associated Press Modified: November 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm •  Published: November 19, 2012
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Ohio State is going to have to get ready for a lot of wrinkles when Robinson is in the game after getting a peek at the possibilities Saturday.

"You just know something's coming," Meyer said. "It's a question of what."

Robinson lined up behind and alongside QB Gardner against the Hawkeyes. He'll do that again and probably will be split out wide as a receiver at times against the Buckeyes.

He got the ball on toss sweeps, handoffs and short passes. He also got a handoff and flipped the ball on an option to running back Fitzgerald Toussaint, whose left leg snapped and led to him having season-ending surgery.

Once, Robinson was used as a decoy to help Gardner throw one of his three touchdown passes because Iowa was concentrating so much on where Robinson was on the field.

"The attention he gets is amazing," Gardner said.

It's not amazing if you've been paying attention to college football the last four years.

Robinson ranks No. 1 at college football's winningest program with 10,547 yards of total offense. He had a school-record 502 yards of offense at Notre Dame two years ago in his breakout performance and owns 10 of the top 11 games in terms of total offense by a Wolverine.

If he throws a TD pass at Ohio State, and a short one certainly seems possible, he'll be the first player in Big Ten history to throw for 50 and run for 40 scores.

Robinson has just two more games in his college career before getting a shot to be a professional by perhaps making a transition from QB to receiver as former Indiana star Antwaan Randle El did a decade ago.

"It's hard to put it into words what this means to me, being a leader on this team and one of the guys that was picked by the team to be captain is a great honor," Robinson said. "It's kind of hard to swallow right now because it's coming to an end."

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AP Sports Writer Rusty Miller in Columbus, Ohio, contributed to this report.

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