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ESPN: Hoke expects Denard Robinson to play

Good news for Michigan (and potentially bad for Minnesota): Denard Robinson is expected to play this week.

Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke said Monday that Robinson "should be fine, should be ready to go" for Saturday's road game against the Gophers. Robinson left the first half of last week's 23-9 loss at Nebraska after re-aggravating a nerve issue in his throwing arm.

Hoke said he expects Robinson to practice all week. Just in case, though, he said Devin Gardner -- Robinson's former backup who has played receiver this year -- would take more snaps in practice at quarterback.

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