While former Baylor quarterback Jarrett Stidham may have attended the Auburn Tigers’ practice on Wednesday, presumed starting running back Jovon Robinson was not in attendance.
There was no reason given for why he wasn’t with the team for their first practice of the preseason.
247Sports’ Brandon Marcello reported that Robinson was not dressed out or seen on the sidelines at the Tigers’ practice. A spokesperson for the team could not confirm his status and head coach Gus Malzahn is scheduled to speak with reporters after practice which hopefully spread some light on his absence.
Robinson joined the Tigers from the junior college level ahead of the 2015 season. He was the best player at that level following the 2014 season after rushed for nearly 2,400 yards and 34 touchdowns.
In 2015, he went for over 600 yards and three touchdowns on the ground and started to eat away at Peyton Barber’s starting role near the end of the season. He was named MVP of the Birmingham Bowl after rushing for 126 yards.
He is expected to get the bulk of Auburn’s starting snaps after Barber left for the NFL and Roc Thomas transferred out earlier this year. The Tigers open the season on Sept. 3 when they host Clemson.