Alabama head coach Nick Saban provided some encouraging news in regards to the Crimson Tide’s starting running back Brian Robinson as the team prepares to play Ole Miss on Saturday. According to Saban, Robinson has done well in practice and is encouraged to have him back against the Rebels.
“B-Rob has done great,” Saban said on the SEC Coaches Teleconference. “He looks good. He has practiced well. We’re encouraged he’ll be able to play in the game on Saturday.”
Robinson was held out of the team’s previous 63-14 win over Southern Miss last weekend and was said to be “day-to-day” this week but has progressed well up to this point.
In his three games of action, Robinson is the team’s leading rusher with 213 yards and two touchdowns with an average of 5.6 yards per carry.
With Robinson out, Alabama looked to sophomore running backs Jase McClellan and Roydell Williams to fill the void left by the senior against the Golden Eagles. Both backs rushed for a season-high in the game with McClellan recording 97 rushing yards and a receiving touchdown and Williams posting a game-high 110 rushing yards and one rushing score.
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