Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has decided to stay and play for coach Brady Hoke, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

Backup quarterback Tate Forcier is no longer with the University of Michigan program.

Effectively giving the new head coach his first victory for the Wolveries before ever touching the field. School spokesman Dave Ablauf says Robinson informed Hoke of his decision during a meeting on Thursday.

Robinson’s high school coach said 10 to 15 schools had called him by Wednesday afternoon, expressing their interest in the dual- threat QB if he chose to transfer.

The first player in NCAA history to throw and run for 1,500 yards hasn’t publicly reacted to the firing of Rich Rodriguez last week or the hiring of Hoke.

Robinson came to Michigan because of Rodriguez’s spread offense and the Wolverines led Big Ten in total offense this season, though went 3-5 in the league.

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon said Wednesday that backup quarterback Tate Forcier was no longer with the program after introducing Hoke as the new leader of college football’s winningest team. Forcier was academically ineligible to play for the Wolverines in the Gator Bowl.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

  1. Jim says:

    Who cares! Make sure he shows up at class now and then, with or without shoes. These players are not movie or rock stars, they are students first! Especially if they are getting a free ride. If they are paying, then they can do what they want.

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