July 12, 2024

Travaris Robinson’s status on Georgia’s coaching staff seemed uncertain as Alabama’s new head coach, Kalen DeBoer, extended a defensive coordinator offer after an interview. Despite the offer, Robinson, who was hired by Georgia on Saturday as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach, has chosen to remain with the Bulldogs, rejecting the Alabama position, as reported by 247Sports insider Matt Zenitz and Bama247’s John Talty, with the initial news coming from ESPN’s Chris Low.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart expressed his satisfaction with Robinson’s addition, emphasizing his extensive 17-year coaching experience, particularly in the SEC, where he mentored top-ranked defenses. Robinson’s decision to stay at Georgia was welcomed by Smart, ensuring continuity with the coaching staff.

Nicknamed “T-Rob,” Robinson joined Georgia from a successful stint with the Crimson Tide, where the 2023 defense excelled, allowing only 191.1 passing yards per game. Before Alabama, he coached defensive backs at Miami and had a five-season tenure at South Carolina as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach under coach Will Muschamp.

Sources - Travaris Robinson staying at UGA despite Bama interview - ESPN

A former Auburn defensive back, Robinson began his coaching career after a brief NFL playing career. He played for the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers before transitioning to coaching. Born in Miami, Robinson earned his bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Auburn in 2007.

In a corresponding move, Will Muschamp, who had been co-defensive coordinator with Robinson for the past two seasons, is transitioning to a defensive analyst role at Georgia. Muschamp and Robinson have a history of working together at Florida, Auburn, and South Carolina.

Additionally, Georgia addressed the departure of defensive backs coach Fran Brown, who took the head coach position at Syracuse. USC assistant Donte Williams was chosen as his replacement, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a strong recruiting track record. Williams spent the past four seasons with the Trojans and had a brief stint as interim head coach in 2021. He was previously at Oregon, where he played a key role in their impressive defensive performances.

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