Poll Results: Who should back up Cam Gordon at FS?

Poll Results: Who should back up Cam Gordon at FS?


September 16, 2010
Marvin Robinson (center)

After Vladimir Emilien was granted his release to transfer last week, I asked the question, Who should back up Cameron Gordon at free safety?

Here were the results:

61% chose freshman Marvin Robinson
34% chose freshman Ray Vinopal
4% chose sophomore Brandin Hawthorne
0% chose Other

My choice would be Robinson.  I think Robinson is a better overall athlete than Vinopal.  And according to Troy Woolfolk, Robinson was a ballhawk during voluntary 7-on-7s during the summer.  However, the coaches have Vinopal at #2 on the depth chart.

Thanks for voting!

2 comments

  1. Comments: 21384
    Anonymous
    Sep 16, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    TTB, care to speculate on why Robinson hasn't seen the field? Is it possible that, athleticism aside, his decision-making isn't quite there yet?

  2. Comments: 21384
    Sep 16, 2010 at 5:04 PM

    @ Anonymous 10:26 a.m.

    Well, he's only a true freshman. I don't like to expect too much from true freshmen, because there's just a lot to learn and adjust to. He would be buried on the bench behind 2 or 3 guys if this was a team with actual, you know, depth.

    But anyway, there were times in high school where I thought he took poor pursuit angles. And while he's a good athlete, he doesn't have great speed. So I imagine that he has some work to do on consistently taking good angles against players who are faster than him, which sounds simple but takes time to learn. And like I said, he's young and just needs to get experience. I think he'll be good down the road, though.

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