Corey Robinson excited to play back in his home state

By: Jim Johnston Email
By: Jim Johnston Email

South Bend, Ind. This weekend the Fighting Irish head to The Lone Star State for their game against the Arizona State Sun Devils. The 2013 Shamrock Series game will be played at AT&T stadium in Arlington.

For Irish freshman Corey Robinson it will be somewhat of a home coming. The San Antonio native grew up in Texas watching his dad David Robinson play for the Spurs. This time, the roles will be reversed as Corey will be the one playing and David will be watching from the sideline.

"I'm really excited," says Corey Robinson. "It’s going to be fun going back home and seeing all of my family and friends up there."

Corey said his grandfather would travel to every one of David's games when he was at Navy. So now, David is doing that for him.

"[David] realized how important it was to him to have his dad at every game," Corey said. "We play all over the country so I'm like 'good luck with that dad.' I'm excited to see him on the sideline every game. It kind of brings it back to like high school for me when I can run out and see my dad and see my mom. Everything else just goes away and I just play football."

But even with the extra family and friends, the enormous stadium, and a prime time showdown, Corey says it still comes down to just playing football.

"We have got to come out with a 'W'," Corey said. "It doesn't matter if we are playing in front of 20,000 fans or 120,000 fans we have got to go make plays and we have got to do the ordinary things great." He added "Once the lights come on and the football is snapped, it’s just football."

Kickoff is set for 7:30 Saturday night as the Irish look to improve to 4-2.

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