Denard Robinson was one of the most exciting players to watch over the past four years in the Big Ten. He also happened to be one of the most inconsistent passers in the Big Ten as well and that drove many a Maize 'N Blue faithful crazy. He wasn't exactly the worlds greatest quarterback, he may have been the best athlete the Big Ten has seen in years, but that's a whole different story.
Coming into 2013 a lot of people believe it could be addition by subtraction, with the Wolverines no longer needing to stretch an offensive philosophy around one specific player, instead they'll be able to fit the players into the system as a unit for the first time in the Brady Hoke era.
Frankly, 2013 could well be put up or shut up time in Ann Arbor as well - one has to ask at what point are excuses as good as you know what and results matter. This season on offense will tell the college football world a lot about where Michigan is headed. If they can find the balance they are looking for it could be a dynamic group that wins them football games, if they don't find the balance needed it could get ugly in the Big House.
No doubt about it, 2013 is a pivotal moment for the Michigan offense and it's up to a few names to show that this team is better now than it was with Shoelace at the helm.