Saturday, February 6, 2016

FAMU DRS Hires Former Baby Rattler To Take Over Football Program

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- The Rontarius Robinson era at Florida A&M DRS began on Friday, as the Baby Rattlers announced the 33 year old as the new head coach of the football program.

The process in finding a new coach began in January after longtime head coach Ira Reynolds was let go. The Baby Rattlers were winless this season, and Athletic Director Terrance Milton felt it was time to move in another direction.

Robinson hopes to provide that direction. He's a Baby Rattler alum, and played college football at Howard University, and went on to win a Grey Cup in the Canadian Football League.

While he doesn't have head coaching experience, Robinson has helped with the DRS program the past two seasons, and said Friday he's ready to get the Baby Rattlers back to their winning ways.

"You have to wake up every day and you have to challenge yourself," he said of taking on what he knows will be a rebuilding job. "I look forward to passing that on to my players. Everyday, we will compete. It won't be a day where we're just lackadaisical."


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