Matt Robinson is looking for a change of scenery from Illinois, coach Bret Bielema shared with reporters on Tuesday when he said that he’s entering the transfer portal and was not at practice.

Robinson did not play in a game last season, and in 2020, Robinson appeared in 2 games and started one at quarterback as he registered 4 rushes for 5 yards on the season.

In 2019, Robinson as a backup quarterback played in 8 games, and started games against Michigan and Northwestern. He was 42-of-77 passing for 475 yards and one touchdown on the season.

Against Minnesota in his first extended playing time of his career went 15-of-29 passing for 125 yards after starter Brandon Peters was injured in the second quarter.

Robinson arrived at Illinois as a 3-star recruit by 2the 47Sports Composite, and ranked the No. 53 dual-threat quarterback in the nation by 247Sports. But it appeared that there were long odds for him to gain meaningful playing time. Tommy DeVito is set to lead new offensive coordinator Barry Lunney’s offense while Art Sitkowski is recovering from arm surgery. Once healthy, he’s expected to challenge DeVito for the starting position.