Remember the Kliff Kingsbury/Bret Bielema feud? Add another angle to it now
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Remember that guy?
He was the smallish wide receiver who was supposed to be destined to be a dynamic slot guy at Arkansas. Never turned out. Robinson played one season – 2015 – and logged six catches before being removed from the roster.
Robinson had some off-field issues.
He transferred to junior college and now that he’s finished there, he has a new destination.
Based on the headline, I’ll give you one guess.
Yep. Texas Tech. You know, the program that has been the top of the heap in college football passing offense for almost 20 years now.
Expect Robinson, if he can make it to class, to put up numbers better than a lot of his former teammates at Arkansas. Well, if he makes it to class and figures out the playbook.
Anyway, it doesn’t amp up the Kliff Kingsbury/Bret Bielema rivalry too much but it does link the two coaches in yet another way.
Can we get them playing again soon? Pretty please. Move some things around, ADs.
This kid has confidence
LaDarrius Bishop is my dude now. After reading a piece from SEC Country’s Trent Shadid, the 2018 Arkansas recruit is my kind of guy.
The Ashdown cornerback has plenty of offers. Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Baylor. Arkansas, too. In fact, when then-defensive coordinator Robb Smith was down in Ashdown recruiting Bishop’s teammate — Razorbacks recruit safety Montaric Brown — Bishop had some fun with Smith.
“Hey, coach, we don’t sit down in the weight room,” Bishop told Smith, who was caught on his behind. Bishop said those words, then simply smiled and walked away. Smith rose to his feet.
Read up on Bishop and his story in Shadid’s piece.
Know this is hard for some to believe, but …
There was a time when I was a fan of the Arkansas Razorbacks. For real.
This career has sapped any sort of fandom of teams — or even sports — I cover, though. Among other things. But, yes, there was a time. My coming of age years in the early 1990s. The earliest memories of sports I have are from that era.
Growing up about 35 miles from Fayetteville, the Razorbacks were a part of my life growing up, even if I didn’t grow up inside the state.
So this tweet brought back some old memories.
— Lee Mayberry (@leemayberry11) June 26, 2017
- Catcher Grant Koch and Team USA (the college version) beat Chinese Taipei on Tuesday night, 6-3. It’s the first game of a five-game set between the two countries.
- Koch’s former teammate Chad Spanberger started Rookie League ball in Junction City, Colo. Drafted earlier this month by the Rockies, the first baseman’s debut was vintage Spanberger: 2 for 5 with a 2-run homer and 2 strikeouts. Gonna be the story of his early years.
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