The Washington Times - November 21, 2009, 10:55AM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Experience is supposedly the best teacher.

Jamarr Robinson can attest to that.

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The Maryland quarterback ran for 129 yards last week against Virginia Tech, eschewing the slide for contact with defenders.

Which makes you wonder if the shifty sophomore even considers the self-preserving slide part of his repertoire.

“It hasn’t been, but it’s definitely something that I’m considering,” Robinson said.

No wonder. The guy’s taken a beating the last game and a half for Maryland. Never mind the six sacks last week; Robinson was in position to take some open field hits as well. He wore a walking boot to last Saturday’s press conference, and while he said he’ll be fine for today, it’s clear there are some aches and pains already.

With limited depth behind him, the idea of a sliding Robinson might have come from Ralph Friedgen or James Franklin.

But guess again.

“Moreso me,” Robinson said. “Coach Franklin tells me to get my pads down and stuff like that to deliver the punch as opposed to taking it. Just how I was feeling this past week and the week before that, I need to make some changes so I’m not feeling this way.”

Patrick Stevens