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Denard Robinson Officially Back At Michigan: Fans React

Ryan Shazier attempts to tackle Denard Robinson.

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 26: Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines tries to get around the tackle of Ryan Shazier #10 of the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan won the game 40-34. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, Ant Wright of On3 reported that Denard Robinson is joining the Michigan Wolverines’ staff for the 2022 season. Moments ago, the school confirmed the move.

It was announced on Thursday that Robinson will be joining Michigan as the assistant director of player personnel. He'll work closely with director of player personnel Tom Gamble and director of recruiting operations Albert Karschnia.

In an official statement, Robinson expressed how ecstatic he is to return to his alma mater.

"I am so excited about coming back to Michigan," Robinson said. "This place means a great deal to me and I look forward to interacting with past, present and future Wolverines in my new role. Coach Harbaugh and I have been talking for almost a year about returning to help the program, and to have it finally come together is a dream come true and fulfills one of my career goals. I love this University and can't wait to get to work."

This offseason hasn't been filled with great news for Michigan, but this announcement is certainly an exception.

"Bright spot today," one fan tweeted in response to the Robinson news. "SHOELACE!"

"Shoelace is officially back," Anthony Broome of On3 said.

Clearly, the fan base in Ann Arbor is thrilled that Robinson is back.

Robinson played such an exciting brand of football, finishing his Michigan career with 6,250 passing yards, 4,495 rushing yards and 91 total touchdowns.

Now, Robinson will try to make an impact for the Wolverines off the field.