Posted by Tom Fornelli
While Iowa may have won the Insight Bowl against Missouri last week, just about all the news coming out of Iowa City over the last month has had to do with players getting busted with drugs. There was Derrell Johnson-Koulianos running that drug house of his, and then, after he was already suspended for the bowl game, running back Adam Robinson got busted with marijuana in his car.
Well, it seems that, once again, pot is a gateway drug to Coker. Or in this case, Marcus Coker. I guess that seeing Coker rush for 219 yards and two touchdowns against Missouri was all Kirk Ferentz needed to make a decision on Robinson's future at Iowa. That decision being that Robinson will no longer have a future at Iowa.
“Running Back Adam Robinson has been dismissed from The University of Iowa Football team,” said Ferentz in a typically verbose, and confusing statement.
Which means that the three running backs who began 2010 on top of the Iowa depth chart are no longer with the team. Robinson follows Brandon Wegher and Jewel Hampton out the door. Robinson was rather productive during his first two seasons with the Hawkeyes, too, rushing for 1,775 yards and 15 touchdowns in his first two seasons.