November 5, 2007

Robinson shows flexibility in loss

On the verge of losing his seventh game this season and third conference contest on Saturday, Greg Robinson hit the panic button against Pittsburgh. Trailing 10-3 at halftime, he made some drastic personnel changes in an attempt to salvage a win and perhaps his job.

In the end his team still fell short, losing 20-17, but Robinson showed flexibility and a willingness to adapt. Saturday's loss leaves the Orange at a crossroads approaching the rest of the season.

It seems that Robinson and the Orange have finally admitted what fans have realized all along: something's got to give.

Against Pittsburgh, Robinson showed he was willing to make changes but only time will tell how many there will be, exactly what they will be, and if they will work.

Here's what we do know for sure after Saturday's loss:

Cameron Dantley can play

Although Greg Robinson claimed he removed Andrew Robinson from the game at halftime due to back spasms, it seems equally likely that the head coach was trying to light a spark under the offense with the change.

Initially, it seemed to work. Called into action, Dantley completed his first two pass attempts for 25 yards and later completed a 56 yard touchdown pass to Taj Smith and another three yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams.

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