Robinson Discusses AU's Offensive Line Play

Comments from redshirt freshman offensive tackle Greg Robinson are featured in this Auburn football report.

Auburn, Ala.--With coordinator Scot Loeffler still installing his scheme for the Tigers' offense, Greg Robinson said communication is the biggest factor toward being effective after Wednesday's scrimmage.

"If we don't communicate and everyone isn't on the same page, the plays won't go as they're designed," the tackle said. "We're progressing a lot. We've just got to come together as one and get everybody on the same page, stick together."

Part of an offensive line that features a lot of inexperienced players, the redshirt freshman said he felt his group was "average" at Wednesday's scrimmage, the first of the preseason for the Auburn football team, but he added he felt good about new guys getting time on the field. Robinson added the line is bonding together.

Greg Robinson came to Auburn as a highly-regarded recruit.

Competing for a starting spot at left tackle, Robinson said, "I've been trying my best to work as hard as I can and get better, but when things go bad sometimes players get down. I feel like I've came a long way, though."

After injuries in 2011 left the line's depth thin, the Louisiana native said the group is trying to get its health to 100 percent so "we can move guys and move full speed."

The Tigers' offense produced several big plays during the scrimmage that, according to Robinson, came from running backs Onterio McCalebb, Jovon Robinson and Mike Blakely along with wide receiver Sammie Coates.

"That's the most important thing is for people to strike out and build momentum," Robinson said about explosive plays.

Jovon Robinson is the only freshman running back in the 2012 signing class.

The offensive tackle specifically said Robinson, the running back, has come a long way since joining the team.

"He had like two or three big runs," the redshirt freshman said about the tailback. "I see him as more of a power runner, but I really don't know. I haven't really looked at him much except the plays when he broke out, but he runs with a long of power."


Inside The AU Tigers Top Stories