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RB James Robinson


James, on the fourth-and-1 play, you had to watch from the sidelines. How did you feel when you saw the personnel that was going in and heard your number wasn't called?

JAMES ROBINSON: I trust my teammates. I was hoping they were going to get in. I thought Trevor [Lawrence] got in, honestly. Like Shaq[uill Griffin] said, nine times out of ten he's going to get in. But I have to go with the play called, and whoever is in there just has to execute.

It was one of your best days with 100-plus yards on 11 carries through the first half. What was working for you today?

JAMES ROBINSON: The line just did a really good job today opening up holes. As you guys could see, every time I got the ball, it was kind of a big play. Guys up front did a really good job today.

James, it was first-and-goal from the 5-yard line and you didn't touch the ball at all the whole series. Was that frustrating after the success you had on the ground earlier in the game?

JAMES ROBINSON: Like I said, I just go with the call. Whatever is called, I just go with it, and we have to be able to execute. I trust my teammates to get the job done, and it is what it is.

How do you wrap your head around 20 consecutive losses?

JAMES ROBINSON: You can't. You can't wrap your head around that. We've got to find a way to win. We're a really good team. Obviously, our record doesn't show it, but we've got a lot of great guys in the locker room, and we've just got to find something that's going to work for us.

Obviously, it's a losing effort, but for you had over 100 yards and a 58-yard run, did you feel like it almost was breaking through a wall, getting over a hump of sorts for you?

JAMES ROBINSON: I mean, from the start of that play, I didn't think it was going to be a big play. I kept my feet moving. Like I said before, the guys up front made great blocks. Now it's just up to me to keep going when I could have just stopped.

Do you feel like this offense has hit its stride? Is this what we can expect from this offense?

JAMES ROBINSON: Yeah, you guys can expect a lot more. I mean, we should have scored in the red zone. Like I said before, we've got a lot of great guys in the locker room and a lot of great guys on offense, and a lot of guys can make plays. We just have to score more.

We've heard several players say in recent weeks, along with Head Coach Urban Meyer, about how close this team is. How close, in your assessment, is this team to getting this thing turned around?

JAMES ROBINSON: I think we're really, really close. It's just kind of frustrating the way we play in the first half, and then we come out in the second half, and it's just like what's going on? I mean, we've just got to come out strong and just finish every game because, obviously, last week we came out strong in the first half, this week we did too, and we've just got to keep it going throughout the whole game.

Do you feel like these losses in the second half are just hitting the team hard, especially when you have consecutive ones this season?

JAMES ROBINSON: Yeah, we're just really hurting ourselves. When we play good, I don't think anyone can beat us really. Obviously, the first half shows that, but when we come out and we're missing little details, those are the things that hurt us. That's how the teams go up on us.

Can you talk a little bit about the impact of losing a guy like Brandon Linder in the middle of the offensive line?

JAMES ROBINSON: It's going to impact us a lot. I hate that he went down. He's a great center and one of the greatest guys up front for me. [Tyler] Shatley is going to come in and fill that spot. I think he's going to do a great job.

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