Huesman Addresses Terrell Robinson Departure
Mocs coach Russ Huesman addressed quarterback Terrell Robinson's decision to quit the team before practice on Wednesday. Robinson became the SoCon Freshman of the year last season after stepping in for the injured B-J Coleman. This season, he was battling Russ's son, Jacob Huesman, for the starting quarterback job.
"Well let me start by saying that we hate it for Terrell to leave the program. I spent three hours with him trying to talk him into staying. I asked him go back and talk to your teammates. Think about it, please. Then come back and see me. He came back, and it was, I'm sticking with my decision. Terrell is a good person. He's an excellent football player. Our players love him. Is he letting them down. Yes. And I told Terrell that. I feel bad about this decision, but I want everybody to know that this team, this coaching staff, and myself, wanted Terrell Robinson on this football team. These are decisions that kids make, and it was with the approval of his family. I truly believe if number 14's name was not Huesman, I don't know if there would be this much of a controversy. I'm going to a beating because his last name is Huesman. I understand that, and I don't mind. Beat me up all you want. He's a great kid and a good football player. That's a coach talking. Not a Dad talking. Did he have Terrell beat out? No. And Terrell knew that. And Terrell was going in starting. Nobody walked up and said, Terrell, you ain't starting this week bro. You guys need to understand, he (Jacob) and Terrell are close. They like each other. They spent tons and tons of time together. Terrell told me. He said I love Jacob man. He's tight. We're good friends. Our team met today. We normally don't have team meetings, and they met. They asked me if they could get together on their own, and I said yeah. When the meeting was over, I asked one of the captains if there was anything I should be concerned about, and he said no, not one thing. Nobody wanted him to leave. Nobody. Not one person in the administration or football team. Terrell has been a great kid for this program. If Terrell has a change of heart, and our team wants him back, I will welcome him back."