It goes without saying that Texas Longhorns junior running back Bijan Robinson is the star of the team’s offense. Hell, let’s be real – he’s the best damn player on the whole team.
We’re not alone in thinking that.
In a video for On3, analyst JD PicKell broke down what he expects from Robinson this season.
“First and foremost, they’re trying to feed Bijan,” PicKell said, per On3. “Steve Sarkisian has made no bones about it. He’s been very clear. He said, ‘Bijan Robinson we want to get around 20 touches a game.’ Some games it might be more like 30. That’s in the run game (and) in the pass game.
PicKell later continued, “To put a finer point on this, they want to run the football, establish the trenches and be able to assert their will with the offensive line running ahead of Bijan Robinson. If five is touching the ball a lot in the run game and getting downhill, good things are happening for your offense. If you’re able to do that on first and second down, even better. That’s their bread and butter. That’s what they want everything else to span from and that makes a whole lot of sense.”
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