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Adam Robinson will seek a transfer from Iowa

Posted on: May 18, 2011 8:28 am
Edited on: May 18, 2011 8:28 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

After several pump fakes that led many to believe there was a chance for return, Iowa running back Adam Robinson will officially seek a transfer.

"All I can say now is that he's exploring his options," Robinson's mother told the Des Moines Register. "We don't know where he will be enrolling, but he will be someplace, hopefully in time for summer school."

Robinson led the Hawkeyes in rushing last season with 941 yards and 10 touchdowns. Robinson was suspended indefinitely after the regular season finale, then was arrested for marijuana possession on the eve of Iowa's Insight Bowl victory over Missouri. Like many coaches, Kirk Ferentz has been on the booster club trail since the end of spring practice. Last month Ferentz did not rule out the possibility of Robinson returning, as long as he got his academics in order. According to the Robinson family, they have already moved on.

"Hopefully this gets done soon," Sally Robinson said. "Summer school is approaching. We're talking to schools, seeing which one would be a good fit."

If those schools are Division I colleges, Robinson will have to sit out the 2011 season and then return to the field with one year of eligibility in 2012. His only hope to play this fall is to transfer down a division or get a medical waiver from the NCAA. Robinson's mother would not say who the family has been contacting.

For Ferentz and Iowa, moving on had already begun. Sophomore running back Marcus Coker played exceptionally in Robinson's stead last season, capping the year off with a 219 yard, two touchdown performance in the Insight Bowl victory. With James Vandengberg stepping into the starting quarterback role, Coker will be expected to carry some of the load early while the 6-3, 212 pound junior gets comfortable under center.
Comments

Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 10:53 am
 

Adam Robinson will seek a transfer from Iowa

Good one buffetfan...very original.  I guess that's your excuse for why tOSU kicks Iowa's a$$ year after year.  Perhaps he was more afraid that he was going to die during one of Iowa's conditioning sessions.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 10:46 am
 

Adam Robinson will seek a transfer from Iowa

His decision is probably best for both himself and the school.  Once again, Iowa was an overrated team last season and a major disappointment, something that Iowa fans are probably used to by now.   Their off season has not been much better.  Hopefully Robinson will get his act together and return to football at a FBS level, though most people in situation don't.



Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 10:45 am
 

Adam Robinson will seek a transfer from Iowa

His decision is probably best for both himself and the school.  Once again, Iowa was an overrated team last season and a major disappointment, something that Iowa fans are probably used to by now.   Their off season has not been much better.  Hopefully Robinson will get his act together and return to football at a FBS level, though most people in situation don't.



Since: Apr 8, 2010
Posted on: May 18, 2011 10:36 am
 

Adam Robinson will seek a transfer from Iowa

I hope A-Rob lands on his feet and does well where ever he ends up, but I have to say I'm glad Kirk didn't let him back on the team.  The Hawks don't need anymore knuckleheads on the team and have plenty of young talent at the RB position.  Coker should have a great sseason behind what should be the best O-line in the Big 10.



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 10:33 am
 

Adam Robinson will seek a transfer from Iowa

He is probably going to Ohio State so he can get paid anyway.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 9:39 am
 

Adam Robinson will seek a transfer from Iowa

This kid is going nowhere.  I don't mean transferring either.  His mommy is bailing him out as usual and agreeing with his bad decisions(who she is partly to blame as she clearly has enabled this fool).  He will transfer, but he will just get in trouble again.  What she should have done, was told the kid to stay in school there and work his rear off to get back on the field.  But that would be the tough road and clearly he doesn't want to go down that road which leads to success.  Failure here he comes!



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: May 18, 2011 9:24 am
 

Adam Robinson will seek a transfer from Iowa

he's getting really bad advice if he transfers. he would be one year closer to going pro (getting paid) and really moving on.


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