The Longhorns are entering the 2021 season with a whole new identity, but one thing that will remain constant is sophomore running back Bijan Robinson’s success.
Robinson showed signs of greatness during his freshman season while only averaging 9.6 carries per game. It is safe to say that under new head coach Steve Sarkisian, things will look different.
“I do think there is something to be said when you do give a ball to a guy 20 times a game and your team knows it and your offensive line knows it," Robinson told Chip Brown of 247 Sports last month. "There’s an identity that gets instilled in your team.”
In 2020, Robinson established himself, running for 703 yards and receiving 196 yards in the air. Now, as the bell-cow back, Robinson is primed to break out and compete for college football’s most prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy.
Robinson recently shared his thoughts on the Heisman:
“I know there’s a lot of hype around the Heisman Trophy and all that stuff, but I don’t pay attention to that stuff," Robinson said. "If you start paying attention, you start getting a big head and won’t work as hard.”
While oddsmakers usually favor quarterbacks to win the award, Robinson falls as the first ranked running back according to William Hill Sports Books:
Spencer Rattler, QB, Oklahoma: +650
D.J. Uigalele, QB, Clemson: +900
Bryce Young, QB, Alabama: +1000
JT Daniels, QB, Georgia: +1300
Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina: +1700
D’Eriq King, QB, Miami: +2000
Kedon Slovis, QB, USC: +2500
Bijan Robinson, RB, Texas: +2500
Jayden Daniels, QB, Arizona State: +3300
Matt Corral, QB, Ole Miss: +4000
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