Michigan is back. Shoelace even got a shout-out from President Obama in January. He has the weapons around him to keep defenses honest. Now if he can just show an improved passing touch.
Another 2,000-yard passing, 1,000-yard rushing year is within his grasp, and voters love dual-threat QBs. But his completion percentage (a seven-point slip in '11) must improve if he wants to win the hardware.
Robinson can seize the lead with a big day against Alabama in the opener. If he remains steady against Notre Dame and the conference slate and gets the Wolverines to the Big Ten title game, he'll be tough to beat.
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As the Mountaineers showed in their 70-point Orange Bowl eruption, they'll fit right in with the rest of the pass-happy Big 12, where Smith gets a bigger stage to prove he's among the nation's elite passers.