Lane Kiffin reacts to Peach Bowl decision of key Penn State defender
Lane Kiffin can rest easy knowing his Ole Miss team will not face one impact defender in the postseason.
Chop Robinson has been an impact pass rusher for Penn State’s defense throughout his time with the Nittany Lions. Now, he’s ready to make the jump to the NFL.
In a Tuesday announcement, Robinson confirmed he is declaring for the 2024 NFL Draft. He also announced he will be foregoing the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl matchup against Ole Miss.
“To the Penn State fans, Thank you from the bottom of my heart for accepting me with open arms and making these past two years the best years of my life,” Robinson wrote on social media. “I will always cherish our time together and your unwavering support through the many ups and downs is something I will be eternally grateful for.
“After careful thought, I have decided to forego our bowl game and declare for the 2024 NFL Draft. From one dream to the next, I am excited to continue this next chapter.”
— Chop (@chopyoungbull) December 5, 2023
To anyone wondering, Kiffin is certainly paying attention to the bowl situation of Ole Miss’ opponent. Kiffin reacted to Robinson’s announcement on social media, wishing the young player “best of luck” in the NFL.
Best of luck!! Congrats on a great career!! https://t.co/8zIPPjapta
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) December 5, 2023
Kiffin certainly has reason to be glad Robinson will not suit up in Atlanta. Despite missing 2 games this season, Robinson finished 3rd on the Nittany Lions with 7.5 TFL and 4 sacks with 2 forced fumbles.
Robinson is a versatile and athletic pass rusher, and he’ll have a shot to impress teams in the pre-draft process this offseason.