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Posted on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 : 9:09 a.m.

Michigan football's Denard Robinson, Taylor Lewan make Big Ten's Players to Watch list

By Nick Baumgardner


Michigan football offensive tackle Taylor Lewan and quarterback Denard Robinson were named to the Big Ten's preseason "Players to Watch" list Thursday. file photo

CHICAGO -- There is no such thing as an official Preseason All-Big Ten football team these days.

But Michigan football quarterback Denard Robinson and offensive tackle Taylor Lewan made the next best thing Thursday.

Robinson and Lewan were among 10 Big Ten players named to the now annual preseason "Players to Watch" list at the league's two-day media days event in Chicago.

Robinson and Lewan joined Michigan State's Johnny Adams and William Gholston, as well as Nebraska's Rex Burkhead on the Legends Division list.

The Leaders Division watch list featured Ohio State's Braxton Miller and John Simon, Purdue's Kawann Short and Wisconsin duo Montee Ball and Chris Borland.

Nick Baumgardner covers Michigan sports for He can be reached at 734-623-2514, by email at and followed on Twitter @nickbaumgardner.


Macabre Sunset

Thu, Jul 26, 2012 : 4:48 p.m.

We need a watch list for the watch lists worth watching.


Thu, Jul 26, 2012 : 4:39 p.m.

There's so many WATCH lists out there these days who has the TIME?