Iowa Loses Starting Running Back Robinson For Year

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BHGP: "A-Paki-Lypse Soon?"

SB Nation’s own Black Heart Gold Pants has the takeaways from Robinson’s injury: the Iowa depth chart is now down to three backs, and one of them is the mellifluously named Paki O’Meara.

So it’ll probably be a tailback-by-committee approach from here on out until one of the Three Wise Men (note: we cannot vouch for the wisdom of any of the three running backs) establishes himself as the de facto number one.

Playing with fire, thy name is Iowa football. This is also a reminder that if you are a talented young running back considering Iowa, your chances of sustaining an injury while there are—for unknown reasons—exactly one hundred percent.

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Iowa Loses Starting Running Back Robinson For Year

Iowa has played a terrifying brand of low-margin football all year long, happy to flirt with disaster against opponents big and small on the way to a top 5 ranking and an undefeated 2009 season to date. They may have gotten even more terrifying if you think of them like a normal team, but that may be your first mistake. Losing their starting running back only makes them less predictable, meaning they're going to find new and even more hair-raising ways to turn their fans into cardiac arrest cases. 

Freshman Adam Robinson will miss the rest of the year with an unspecified ankle injury. His replacement, Brandon Wegher, has rushed for 321 yards in relief duty, and will have to fill in for the rest of Iowa's inevitable, ever-teetering campaign for the fluke of all fluke BCS championships, my predicted Boise State/Iowa matchup. Oh, laugh now. When you're starting at your television agape with shock on January 7th, you'll be sorry you mocked it back when.

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