Nov 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Michigan Wolverines safety Marvin Robinson (3) jumps on a muffed punt by Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Philly Brown (not pictured) in the second quarter at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan Football: Internet Rumor -- Marvin Robinson To Leave Team

Posted at 6:00am — 5/13/2013

Michigan Football: Internet Rumor — Marvin Robinson To Leave Team

Internet reports say Marvin Robinson has asked for release and will be granted today.

Two things here about Marvin … We are glad at GBMWolverine about is we will not have to answer anymore questions about “When will Marvin overtake Jordan Kovacs” and also “how can a 4-5 star recruit not beat out a walk-on”?

Wish him well, but this is one reason why “recruiting” isn’t that big of deal for us at GBMWolverine anymore or follow it on a daily basis or religiously like we use too because it doesn’t matter how good you are, or what others rank you that have never played the sport themselves, but what you do, what effort you put into it, and what your focus is once you put on the winged helmet.

April 14, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (28) is tackled by safety Marvin Robinson (3) during the Michigan Spring game at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Also hard to monitor two things from a recruit — heart and brains and both of those were lacking for Marvin and why he was on the bench watching a walk-on play in front of him for three straight years and at times could barely move with that offensive linemen brace that Jordan wore several times.

The interesting thing to us is we wonder what program will take on a Senior? Obviously he can red-shirt and come back as a 5th year guy, but that would be a tough call for a head coach to take unless he has plenty of room, a small school, or a program locally for him that wants him back home. I guess as well he could go to a lower division program and play right away as well.

He was the best built physically built safety to ever play at Michigan (In our opinion) … to bad the football IQ didn’t fit the body because he would be the best safety ever. Still remember the time GBMWolverine was inside the Glick football practice facility and seeing Marvin walk past us with no shirt on and then see Jordan walk past us just a minute later and we just looked at each other and said “how is it possible that Marvin cannot beat out Kovacs who looks like a typical college student” … refer to above comments to know why. Kovacs just had the bigger heart and the better football IQ over Marvin and knowing where himself and others were suppose to be helped Kovacs be on the field and Marvin not. Remember Marvin went through two coaching staffs and also 3 different defensive coordinators and all seemed to have the same opinion and also made Kovacs the starter as well.

Well no idea right now, but one thing to keep in mind is with more competition and better talent coming in on a yearly basis now you can bet that we will still see players leaving because they believe they should be playing especially in this new world of playing early and everybody telling a player since he was 14 by recruiting sites how great they are and in most cases they have always been the best player on their team until they came to Michigan. Some kids can handle it and some kids cannot. Some will always believe they are better than they truly are and also some believe they should be playing ahead of others as well and not getting a fair shot.

Can tell you from past practices and several coaches at Michigan … these coaches at Michigan right now give more of a chance to the back-ups to show what they can do than any other coaching staff in the last 10 years (IMO) … they allow players every opportunity to show what they can do and get a chance and as a player that is all you can ask for.

Also with how Coach Mattison likes to rotate in fresh players this also increases competition and also lets the back-ups know that they got a chance to play in the rotation as well. Same goes to the offensive side of the ball for the skilled players as well with all the different formations and schemes that Coach Borges likes to use.

As Ricky Powers told us at the one coach’s clinic Michigan needs to get back to the “It’s a dog eat dog world” of football and making it tough to keep your position and you don’t want the back-up to get a chance because they are just as talented behind you and not want them to replace you.

Anyway … wish him well.

We are hearing another player could be leaving as well. A possible 5th year defensive player who seen limited time and was injured at times while at Michigan. Keep coming back to GBMWolverine for the latest.

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