OSU's Robinson returns to practice for Cornhuskers

By Andrea Cohen Published: October 9, 2007
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STILLWATER — Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson was, as offensive coordinator Larry Fedora put it, "smashed” in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 24-23 loss to Texas A&M. The big hit took Robinson out of the game, and Bobby Reid quarterbacked the Cowboys' last two drives.

OSU head coach Mike Gundy said Monday that Robinson had a "slight concussion,”

and "my guess would be that he will play (against Nebraska).” Robinson practiced on Monday.

"But that doesn't mean — four days from now he may puke in the middle of the night and then he can't play,” Gundy said.

Fedora said the nice thing about the two particular quarterbacks he has — current starter Robinson and former starter Reid — is that he doesn't have to stress much or draw up different game plans based on which one will start on Saturday.

"It won't affect what we do because both quarterbacks are very similar, and both are very experienced,” Fedora said. "The only thing you worry about is, is the guy you're going to go with going to get enough reps throughout the week? That's what you worry about. Not necessarily what we're going to do.”

Fedora said he is not concerned about Robinson playing tentatively, despite the tough hit and concussion. The hit occurred on a play where Robinson pulled up "and when you get pulled up on a play like that you don't have protection on the back side, and he got smashed,” Fedora said.

Robinson was slow to get up, then hunched over with his hands on his knees, then went back to the ground.

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