Denard Robinson To Big Ten Crowd: It's About Choices

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson spoke to Friday’s Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon crowd, and you can watch his speech right here in this post. People attending the luncheon quickly turned to Twitter and applauded Robinson’s performance.

Among his popular remarks, Robinson said, “My motto is: It’s my goal to make somebody’s day every day.” Robinson also said, “Trust me, I’m not perfect. Just ask Coach Hoke. I drive you crazy way too often, right Coach?” Robinson also drew applause when he said, “Character is who you are when no one else is watching. It’s easy when you know the camera is on us to do the right thing but it may be tougher at other times. This year, because of that, I became aware of how big our platform can be. I met the President of the United States and I met LeBron James and they both knew who I was.”

There’s a full transcript of his speech at ESPN’s Michigan football page. recorded some short clips with Robinson during the two-day event. We’ve posted them below here.

Here are a few tweets about Robinson’s speech:

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Doug on 7/28/2012 @ 9:16am EDT Said:

Oh Please Joe Schad. Nobody will ever beat Cousins’ speech…

GBK on 7/30/2012 @ 11:14am EDT Said:

That’s not what Schad said. He said that others passed on the opportunity to speak, but Denard accepted the challenge and delivered a good speech. He didn’t say it was better or worse than Cousin’s speech.

Cindy on 7/30/2012 @ 11:25am EDT Said:

Robinson did, nuff said.

Brock Lorenz on 7/30/2012 @ 3:54pm EDT Said:

Denard stands proudly as an excellent role model for all ages. He deserves all the hype, even though he may not want all the attention. What a great human being and a true Michigan Man. Hopefully this will be the warm up speech for the Heisman !

Doug on 8/2/2012 @ 7:41pm EDT Said:

Schad said it and DROB didn’t, sorry Cindy. Denard will lose the heisman after the Bama massacre