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Auburn lands another ex-Texas Tech player

Gus Malzahn AP

Yesterday brought word that the son of a former Auburn head coach had decided to transfer from Texas Tech — by way of Cincinnati — to Auburn.

A day later, another ex-Red Raider player is head to The Plains.

Speaking to the Memphis Commercial AppealChase Robison confirmed that he will continue his playing career at Auburn.  Robison decided to transfer from Tech after Tommy Tuberville abruptly left Lubbock to take the Cincinnati job.

He will have to sit out the 2013 season, but will three years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2014.

It’s a great opportunity,” the defensive end told the Commercial Appeal. “I’ve had a great relationship with coach (Gus) Malzahn going back to when he was at Arkansas State. It’s going to be exciting to play for him and (defensive line) coach (Rodney) Garner and (defensive coordinator) coach Ellis (Johnson).

“Plus it’s closer to home and I’ll be playing in the SEC, which is what I’ve grown up with. Sitting out (a second straight year) is going to be hard — I wish I didn’t have to. But it’s going to give me a chance to become bigger, stronger and faster.”

A three-star member of Tech’s 2012 recruiting class, Robison used a redshirt his true freshman season last year.

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2 Responses to “Auburn lands another ex-Texas Tech player”
  1. addict2sport says: Jul 28, 2013 9:33 AM

    I still find it strange that players have to sit a year when they transfer because they head coach they committed to leaves for greener pastures. I understand they commit for an education from the school but fact remains they had opportunity for education at other institutions and chose that school because of the coaching staff who recruited the player. Strange that a coach can leave with no penalty.

  2. thirty2ncountin says: Jul 28, 2013 2:46 PM

    Agreed, but the rule should force a coach to either sit out a year or take some sort of other penalty rather than let a player transfer without consequence. Not doing so will open the door for de facto free agency in college football.

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