He just feels it – and so do those people around him.
"It's not just the calendar date, but the disposition that I am in by the time this starts rolling around and getting closer," Robinson said.
The fact that he has an experienced defense to coach this season is a result of some hard work by the players and the coaches.
"It is all about the finished project and we have been preparing, crossing our T's and dotting our I's," Robinson said. "We are ancy and anxious to see where we are with our football team."
No part of the Arkansas program has made a bigger improvement than the defense since head coach Bobby Petrino arrived four years ago.
A defense that used to be described as beleaguered and over-matched is now viewed as a strength.
"I get goose bumps looking at those kids in the meeting room and it just happened so fast," Robinson said. "Those kids are now seniors and they were sitting way back in the room as freshmen and now all of a sudden they are at the front of the room. You have to realize that the majority of those kids are now starters, so for the first time there is a world of experience and that is something to be excited about."
"That was our very best football game as a team as a whole against South Carolina," Robinson said. "We are capable of doing that weekend and week out. So it is going to be a matter of making sure of that…If we can get all three phases to work, I'm not sure who can do that, who can beat us. It (Arkansas) is a very talented football team and we can get those three to work every week, it is very attainable."
The defenders have certainly been pushed this summer by strength and conditioning coach Jason Veltkamp and his staff.
"He has thrown everything at them and tried to break them," Robinson said. "…They have told me, ‘Coach, he hasn't broken us.'"
The sweltering heat could be a concern when fall camp starts next week, but the NCAA not allowing you have consecutive days of two-a-days keeps that from being too much of a problem.
"You don't have as many double days as you used to and we kind of structure our practices where we get it done in a situation which might not be as hot," Robinson said. "Our training staff does a great job in monitoring the heat index and we do a great job in watering our kids quite often."
The defensive line is getting a lot of praise for its depth and potential and will add back in defensive tackles D.D. Jones and Byran Jones – who missed spring drills with injury.
"The fact that the two Jones kids were not there in the spring is kind of a double-edged sword," Robinson said. "They both needed reps, but it gave our other kids the reps. They are both healthy from my understanding, everything has gone great and they are moving really well with their drill work and their change of direction. There is nothing there that they lack in."
One of those guys who got the reps and flourished was newcomer Robert Thomas.
"Robert Thomas is a guy that has tremendous physical ability," Robinson said. "Really his only drawback is how many reps he can get in the things we are going to do and how proficient he is when we does it."