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Obama greets UM star QB Denard Robinson

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - President Barack Obama gave Michigan quarterback a shout-out during his campus visit to talk college affordability.

Shortly after greeting the crowd of about 4,000 on Friday at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he said: "Denard Robinson is in the house," prompting big applause.

He added: "I hear you're coming back, man. That is a good deal for Michigan."

The school announced earlier this month that Robinson would be back for his senior season.

Robinson threw for 2,173 yards and ran for 1,176 in his first season under new coach Brady Hoke. Michigan beat Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl.

When someone in the audience yelled: "Denard Robinson in 2012" the president joked that Robinson has to graduate - and get a little older - before he runs.

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