Troy’s Top 10 Impact Players of 2013: Corey Robinson

Published 12:27 pm Sunday, July 7, 2013

This is a series of 10 Troy players to watch in 2013. Their successes/failures will play a big impact on the Trojans’ season.

10. Camren Hudson

9. Bryan Holmes

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8. Antonio Gillespie

7. B.J. Chitty

6. Chris Davis

5. Deon Anthony

4. Mark Wilson

3. Eric Thomas

2. Tyler Roberts

1. Corey Robinson

I’ve heard it put several times from fans already: Troy will go as far as Corey Robinson’s right arm will take them.

While that may be a lot of pressure, it’s not completely untrue. As a fifth-year senior and a fourth-year starter, you have to expect those expectations.

Robinson has been a very solid quarterback for Troy, but the Trojans need him to be better than solid in 2013 and I would have to guess he knows that. In his defense, his numbers could have been a lot better last year had it not been for turnovers in the redzone, many had nothing to do with him.

Robinson did cut down on his interception total (nine) but he only attempted 389 passes (Remember, he did miss the second half of the WKU game and all of the FIU contest). That is in comparison to the 506.5 average pass attempts he had in 2011 and 2010 when he threw 15 interceptions each year.

Outside of Eric Thomas some may wonder who he will throw to, but he has some very talented receivers in 2013. Bryan Holmes is expected to be the next Chip Reeves, while B.J. Chitty is experienced and primed for a breakout year.

Though Robinson will split time with Deon Anthony as he did last season, it will be up to “The Bazooka from Paducah” to lead the Trojans back to bowl game.