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Fresno State Seeks Waiver for Oregon Transfer Tyrell Robinson

If successful, the San Diego product would be eligible to play immediately.

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With the season opener just a week and a half away, the Fresno State Bulldogs are hard at work trying to improve on the field.  As it happens, though, the team is also trying to include one more contributor at a crucial position.

According to Robert Kuwada of the Fresno Bee, the 'Dogs are currently pursuing a waiver that would allow Robinson to play right away following his transfer from Oregon.  Robinson, a linebacker who played in nine games as a true freshman in 2013, had previously cited a "family decision" in explaining his departure from the Ducks.  If the appeal succeeds, he could step in as a backup behind inside linebackers Kyrie Wilson and Karl Mickelsen and provide some critical game experience.

However, it's an open question as to whether the NCAA will accept an appeal or, if that hurdle is cleared, whether the University of Oregon will oblige the 'Dogs.  Both are necessary if Robinson hopes to suit up when Fresno State travels to face USC on August 30.