Former Texas Longhorns defensive coordinator Greg Robinson has interviewed with the Cal Golden Bears about their open coordinator position, according to a report from Pete Roussel.
Per source, former Texas defensive coordinator Greg Robinson has interviewed with Cal. http://t.co/yIAjVJeG4s
— Pete Roussel (@coachingsearch) January 16, 2014
This past season, Robinson took over the defensive coordinating reins for the Longhorns after they fired Manny Diaz following poor performances against the BYU Cougars and the Ole Miss Rebels.
In the time that Robinson took over, the defense in Austin improved significantly, and the Longhorns went from 1-2 to start the season to nearly capturing the Big 12 Championship.
With the overhaul of the coaching staff on the heels of the hiring of Charlie Strong, it’s still not yet officially known whether or not Robinson will stay on staff at Texas, so interviewing with Cal seems to point toward him not sticking around with Mack Brown gone.
Unfortunately, for as well as this season went for Robinson reputation-wise, he’s more well known for his shortcomings as the defensive coordinator for the Michigan Wolverines from 2009-10 under Rich Rodriguez, where the defense was one of the more poorly constructed in the country.