Robinson: 'Take THAT, negative recruiters'

CRAIG ROBINSON

IT WASN'T PEACE of mind. It wasn't about a feeling of security. No, the first thing Craig Robinson mentioned to Oregonian beat writer Paul Buker after OSU announced his two-year contract extension at Oregon State through the 2015-16 season, was that now schools would stop the negative recruiting against him and Oregon State.

Paul Buker of the Oregonian had an enlightening Q&A with Craig Robinson after the coach's hoops contract extension had been announced.

"..you know what I feel like? I feel like, ‘good, now people can't keep calling up our top 50 recruits and telling them I'm leaving. Because that was a big distraction. It's definitely been used as a weapon against us," says Robinson in the interview.

Robinson had been mentioned by various media outlets, (and apparently quite a few schools out on the recruiting trail,) to be a top contender for, among others, the DePaul job.

The 47-year old Chicago native led the Beavs to an 18-18 record and the CBI postseason tournament title in his first year at Oregon State. Oregon State was 6–25 the year prior to his arrival.

This season, OSU is 13-15 (7-9) Pac-10 with two more regular season games to play. They currently sit at seventh in the Pac-10 but are just one game out of fourth place.

To reed the Oregonian Q&A, click here.

BeaverFootball.com Recommended Stories


  • THE ISAAC SEUMALO WATCH began in the spring after he broke his foot this past December in the Hawaii Bowl. Then it continued all the way through fall camp. As the regular season began and the weeks…

  • REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SAFETY Justin Strong remains listed as the No. 2 strong safety on the depth chart. But it’s hard to imagine Beaver fans won't see a good deal of him at Stanford based on his…

  • SAN FRANCISCO -- Some quick hit comments from Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott on the state of the Pac-12 and some new initiatives that are coming this men's basketball season, including an update on…

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…

  • Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.

Up Next


Tweets