Michigan's Denard Robinson says he will play in Outback Bowl


ANN ARBOR - Denard Robinson said today that he plans to play in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 in Tampa, Fla., but the Michigan quarterback wouldn't elaborate on what capacity he'll play in.

The senior quarterback hasn't thrown a pass in a game since Oct. 27 at Nebraska, when he suffered an injury to the ulnar nerve in his right arm. The injury affected how he throws the football, and Robinson said that while he feels good, he doesn't believe he's thrown to his capabilities.

"When we start practicing again, I'll have more to say," Robinson said.

Michigan coach Brady Hoke said the No. 19 Wolverines (8-4) will resume practicing Friday, in preparation for the Outback Bowl, where they'll face No. 11 South Carolina.

Also, a Michigan spokesperson confirmed today that fullback Stephen Hopkins has left the team. In three seasons, the junior had 48 carries for 194 yards and a touchdown for the Wolverines.