That's not normally done during the season.
"We did," Robinson said. "It was run, play-action and we got what we needed out of it. It was good against goods and we are not afraid to do that. It's about the idea of contact, doing what is right, keeping our eyes right. It made us very honest."
Razorback senior defensive end Jake Bequette noted that Wednesday's practice consisted of getting ready for Ole Miss and sharpening up on fundamentals and techniques.
"It's been awhile, a few weeks," Bequette said of getting to go against the ones. "We usually don't do that during game weeks. But I think during the off week, Coach really wanted to challenge us and get the competitive juices flowing again."
Bequette returned in last week's 38-14 win over Auburn after missing three weeks due to a hamstring injury.
"Jake really played hard and to have him back has been more of a calming thing and a sounding board to realize we could really depend on him," Robinson said. "He did some nice things. He really did. I think he was excited to play. His leadership really stood out.
"I know that we didn't get quite the pressure that we had or that we wanted to on third down, but I am going to tell you that he was the one guy that got across the line of scrimmage and made the pocket move," Robinson said. "As long as we keep getting that from him then we can get down there and play off each other and we need to improve in that area up front and inside especially."
Robinson noted that the Razorback staff had also been able to keep its younger player out later and work with them.
"We've done that the last two days, which has been great for us," Robinson said. "The kids are learning one or two defenses and know what they are doing."
He mentioned three true freshmen defensive ends as youngsters that have stood out this week."
"Trey Flowers is really going to be a special football player for us," Robinson said. "Lonnie Gosha is the same way. We keep those guys afterwards just because of the number of reps that get in regular practice. Those guys are really, really good football players.
"(Redshirting) Horace Arkadie is a player that we really, really like when we were recruiting him," Robinson added. "He wasn't a guy that flashed a lot, but he has made strides for us as well."
One area stressed this week for the defense has been improving against the run.
"The run is obviously something that been a bug-a-boo for us," Robinson said. "We are not fitting things right. I think we are anxious up front. We play to our gap and then we come out of our gap too fast and so our linebackers get a little dirty on their fits. We are not tackling very well still.
"Our eyes at the linebacker position are really aren't on what our keys need to be," Robinson added. "If anything that happens to flash in front of their face, they kind of get distracted by that. We've been working on that all this week."
Like Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino mentioned earlier Wednesday on the SEC Teleconference, back-up cornerbacks Greg Gatson and Tevin Mitchell started on merit last Saturday.
Robinson noted that normal starters Darius Winston and Isaac Madison were actually healthy enough to play.
"The thing about it is that Darius and Isaac have obviously been cleared and stuff and they are ready to go, but these other two kids in the course of the time that they have been there and the others haven't been there, they have given us great effort and execution," Robinson said.
The starters moving forth will be the two that earn it according to Robinson.
"It still is a matter of competing out there on who is going to take the job," Robinson added. "We grade effort day in and day out and those two kids have been the kids that have given us that. We are hoping those other two young men step up and want those jobs back."
Robinson noted that this week was being used to shore up all fundamentals.
"It is the whole realm – the footwork, the eyes, the tackling and the whole nine yards and then put it together with effort," Robinson said. "It is a great week and that is what we have really, really been stressing – technique, getting to the ball and getting off blocks."
Robinson said that some defenders have been trying to get to the ball before taking care of their responsibilties.
"I think the anxiousness of getting to the ball sometimes can break down your defense because you don't do your job first," Robinson said.
He does like that the defense has not allowed a touchdown in five of its last six quarters.
"The one thing that has picked up is that we have been playing physical," Robinson said. "Our last two quarters at A&M and our last three quarters at Auburn we have been playing physical and running to the football."
Robinson will join the other coaches on the road this weekend recruiting.
"I am not a phone guy and eye-to-eye contact is always something that has been very important to me, not just with the players, but the coaches," Robinson said. "Obviously you still can't have the contact now, but you can still get down there and evaluate and they can still feel your presence. To see the coaches is very important as well."
"We are excited about getting out there, but we want to make sure we finish up these little things at home first," Robinson said. "These are still our guys."