Since he announced that he'd be taking his talents to the Plains, junior college transfer running back Jovon Robinson has been the fan favorite to be the bell cow back in Auburn's offense.
But let's pump the brakes for now. Robinson could be a stellar player -- and pretty much everyone is when they play running back for Gus Malzahn -- but neither he nor Roc Thomas nor Peyton Barber has separated himself from the pack themselves this spring. That's not necessarily a bad thing, considering the season is far away and I'm sure it's not like those guys aren't qualified for the job.
"In all seriousness, I don't know who is going to start right now," running backs coach Tim Horton said. "I would leave the practice field some days and say, 'OK, this guy is our guy.' And then the next day I would leave and I'd say, 'No, he missed two protections today and today this guy is our guy.' I'm pleased with how they're doing but we're just waiting for one to kind of take control of the job."
The Tigers won't be scrambling to find a valuable running back option this fall. After all, an Auburn running back has led the SEC in rushing the past two seasons.
To read more about Robinson and the battle at running back on the Plains, check out AL.com.