A former football Warrior is back on the UH practice field.
Dan Robinson has been through it all at the UH. An 0-12 season followed by a 9-4 turnaround and a WAC co-championship. So when Dan Robinson talks, people listen. The ex-Warrior quarterback now has a hand in helping the current crop of UH signal callers as a UH graduate assistant.
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Dan Robinson tried to pursue a professional career after graduating from the University of Hawaii. He got released by the Baltimore Ravens and went to NFL Europe where an injury ended his playing career.
"Had a German guy come through and run me over as I was throwing the ball and blew my shoulder out. My playing days are pretty much over," says Robinson.
So he's bringing his experience and winning ways to the Warrior quarterbacks.
"Dan's familiar with what we're doing and he has a way about him. He's a winner," says June Jones.
"He's been in the wars, he's stood back there and thrown the ball so when he talks to the quarterbacks, they know it's coming from someone who stood in the middle of it," says
He already had an affect on some of the players when he suited up as a Warrior.
"I trained with dan his senior year here. He was a big influence on me coming here. They did so well that year I watched every game," says Timmy Chang.
Robinson realizes making the switch from player to coach isn't that easy.
"It's something that I love it's something that I'll always enjoy, but these guys put in a lot of time, it's pretty rough."
The first thing Robinson noticed with this team is the kind of talent the Warriors have at the quarterback position.
"They've got some athletes at quarterback it's upgraded at the quarterback position. They would've cut me by now. They have real quarterbacks now."
Robinson is now working towards a masters' degree in business. And apparently being a grad student, a grad assistant, a husband and a father of two is just ridiculously boring. Robinson also has plans to attend either dental or medical school.