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Nick Saban explains the return of LB Quandarrius Robinson to the team

Quandarrius Robinson (No. 34) going through drills in Alabama spring practice
Photo by Rodger Champion of Alabama Athletics

Alabama football has returned an outside linebacker to the team.

Quandarrius Robinson, a sophomore, was suspended for two games. He missed the matchups versus Miami and Mercer due to being arrested for driving under the influence.

A native of Birmingham, Ala., Robinson was welcomed back to the Crimson Tide for last week’s game against Florida. He was the backup long snapper during pregame warmups at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

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“He has done everything we’ve asked him to do, so we allowed him to come back for this game,” Nick Saban said Monday to reporters on returning Robinson to the team versus the Gators.

According to the Crimson Tide’s head coach, an injury to tight end Major Tennison created an opportunity for Robinson to get snaps as the backup long snapper. Saban said there are multiple players on the team that can handle different roles. Lyndell “Mack” Wilson, an alumnus of Tide football, was a linebacker and backup long snapper during his collegiate tenure.

Robinson, who stands at 6’5″ and weighs 220 pounds, has been involved in counseling sessions. The University of Alabama is helping him understand the results behind poor choices.

He is getting an education about not putting himself or others in dangerous situations.

Per Saban, the sessions have helped Robinson.

He is becoming a better person, and Alabama fans are excited to see him on the field soon.

Robinson came in the 2020 signing class as a five-star from Jackson-Olin High School.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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