University of Michigan football coach Rich Rodriguez plans to use three quarterbacks in the Wolverines’ season opener against Western Michigan.
Rodriguez spent about the first 10 minutes of his news conference Sunday answering questions about freshmen Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson, who are competing for snaps along with junior Nick Sheridan.
Robinson became the story of media day because he hasn't tied the laces of his cleats since he started playing football at the age of 7.
It hasn't slowed him down.
He starred for Deerfield Beach High School last season and at the Florida 4A track and field championships.
Michigan makes Robinson tape his ankles for practice, but doesn't plan to force him to tie his laces for games.
The Wolverines could surprise this season, but chances are Rodriguez will need at least another year or two before his program is competing for a national title again. Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made Michigan 90/1 to win the 2010 BCS National Championship.
Posted: 8/23/09 5:30PM ET