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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Christian Robinson: Front and center

Is Christian Robinson one of the new main faces of the Georgia football team? For now, yes, as we explain in this Sunday feature. The opening excerpt:

ATHENS - A few weeks ago Christian Robinson was walking through the Georgia football team’s training facility when he was stopped. Jeff Owens, a former Bulldogs defensive lineman now with the Philadelphia Eagles, wanted a quick word.

“It’s your ship now,” Owens said, according to Robinson.

Owens meant the defense, that the responsibility for guiding it on the field -- and in the locker room -- now rested with Robinson.

But when it comes to the outgoing rising junior from the Atlanta area, Owens could have meant much more.

Robinson may not be the tallest inside linebacker on the team. It remains to be seen if he’s the most skilled. But when it comes to intangibles, the coaches have seen enough.

You can read the rest here, including quotes from Akeem Dent, Aaron Murray and Robinson.

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