Brian Robinson Jr: 'I don't ever want to let this university down'

On3 imageby:Justin Rudolph12/31/21

The Alabama Crimson Tide controlled their College Football Semi-final Playoff game against the Cincinnati Bearcats with their run game. A big part of Alabama’s success, in the running game, Friday afternoon, was thanks to running back Brian Robinson.

After the game in the postgame press conference, Robinson opened up on his competitive character and how it was built over his time with the Crimson Tide. 

“I literally put all my heart into this, this university, that team in that locker room. I don’t ever want to let my brothers down. I don’t never want to let my coaches down. I don’t ever want to let this university down. I just give it everything I got every chance I get. And it’s just a reflection of all the hard work we put in during the week.”

Robinson topped the 200-yard mark in the fourth quarter of the Cotton Bowl against Cincinnati. When he did, he became the first player to ever rush for 200 or more yards in a bowl game under Nick Saban. Thanks to that, Alabama has secured a spot in the national championship game for the second year in a row.

Robinson is Alabama’s leading rusher and ranked third in the SEC with 89.25 rush yards per game this year. His previous season high was 171 yards against Ole Miss on Oct. 2 — a game in which he scored four times en route to a 42-21 Alabama victory.

Robinson says Alabama will repeat

Alabama running back Brian Robinson didn’t hold back in his interview following the Crimson Tide’s 27-6 victory against Cincinnati in the Cotton Bowl. The victory sends Alabama to the national championship once again, where it will have the opportunity to win back-to-back titles.

“Man, because we just know how to fight, know how to fight until the end,” the running back said. “We know how to come together as a team, as a unit. We’re just warriors, we fight to the end. That’s why we’re going to win the natty and repeat.”

The last time Alabama won back-to-back national championships came in 2016 and 2017. The Crimson Tide will face the winner of Georgia and Michigan for a chance at a seventh championship under coach Nick Saban. They claimed the title in 2020 with a 52-24 drubbing of the Ohio State Buckeyes.