Robinson Pumped About Loeffler Hire

Auburn commitment Jovon Robinson discusses Scot Loeffler being hired as the Tigers' offensive coordinator.

Memphis, Tenn.--One of the happiest Auburn commitments when he learned of the history of new offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler was running back Jovon Robinson.

As the offensive coordinator for Temple last season Loeffler led an offense that was one of the best in the country, averaging 30.6 points and 256.5 rushing yards per game in 2011.

A commitment to the Tigers since the summer, Robinson says for him the only thing left is to get to Auburn and try to do his part in helping duplicate those numbers this season.

"I have talked to a few people who have given me some insight on what he's done in his career," Robinson tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I know he likes to do a lot of everything. He recently had Temple number seven in the country in rushing with like 256 yards a game. That's basically the only background I've gotten on our new offensive coordinator.

"Those numbers are pretty impressive," Robinson adds. "It's really my duty to fulfill what he has done in the past. Those numbers are great, but I still have to produce my own."

Jovon Robinson

When Gus Malzahn decided to take the head coaching position at Arkansas State, it left the coordinator position open for Gene Chizik. Never known to rush into any decision, Chizik took more than a month before naming Loeffler to his staff on Sunday night.

While Robinson says it was a little stressful at times wondering who would be directing Auburn's offense, he notes that everything worked out perfectly in his mind. "We just couldn't be running around looking for a new offensive coordinator," Robinson says. "I think it's the perfect time to hire a new coordinator and I think we're ready to roll."

Even though Robinson will likely never throw a pass at Auburn he does see some major positives that come out of the fact that Loeffler has coached a series of outstanding quarterbacks.

"It shows me that he knows good players and how to facilitate them," Robinson contends. "He's been around good players and knows how to work with them. He knows how to get them involved in what he likes to do. It's going to be pretty exciting."

Now all that is left for Robinson is to sign with the Tigers on Feb. 1, something he plans to do at a ceremony at the library at Wooddale High, and then finish out the academic year on a high note.

Robinson says he is taking care of business in the classroom and is planning to enroll for classes at Auburn as soon as possible after he graduates from high school. "I'm good to go," Robinson says. "I'll be in on May 22."


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