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Report: Greg Robinson to become San Jose State DC

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Two days after interviewing for the vacant San Jose State defensive coordinator position, Greg Robinson has been hired by the Spartans, the Contra Costa Times is reporting.

The veteran defensive coordinator will replace Kenwick Thompson, who left SJSU to coach at Vanderbilt.

Robinson comes to the Bay Area after his second stint as the defensive coordinator at Texas. He replaced Manny Diaz two games into last season after the Longhorns gave up a school-record 550 rushing yards against BYU. He was also the Texas defensive coordinator in 2004. Prior to returning to Austin, he coached the Michigan defense for two seasons and was the Syracuse head coach for four seasons.

The Longhorns defense stabilized a bit under Robinson last fall, but it wasn’t enough to save Mack Brown’s job.

He’ll have his hands full trying to improve the Spartans defense, which finished 104th nationally in both scoring defense and total defense in 2013.

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4 Responses to “Report: Greg Robinson to become San Jose State DC”
  1. thefiesty1 says: Feb 11, 2014 7:46 PM

    They’ll drop from 104th to 110th with his read and react too late defense. Proven failure in Syracuse and Michigan and in Texas in 2004.

  2. 13datsyuk13 says: Feb 11, 2014 11:21 PM

    Texas 2004? Didn’t they beat Michigan in the rose bowl that year? If I recall they were 1 loss away from a national championship that year. I can’t speak for his days at Syracuse and Michigan but he did pretty well at Texas. In fact I think he left to become a head coach.
    Good luck Coach and thank you for saving this D from Manny Diaz. I don’t know that I can forget the puzzled look on Diaz’s face during the BYU stomping.

  3. meatcarroll says: Feb 12, 2014 7:07 AM

    He looks like Jim Mora. Playoffs?! You kidding me!? PLAYOFFS?! I just hope we can win a game!

  4. meatcarroll says: Feb 12, 2014 7:07 AM

    He looks like Jim Mora. Playoffs?! You kidding me!? PLAYOFFS?! I just hope we can win a game!

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