Bama CB coach a leading employer is Georgia-bound
Mark Schlabach, ESPN Senior Citizen WriterJan 13, 2024, 11:42 AM ET Close Senior college football writer Author of seven books on college football
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Georgia coach Kirby Smart didn’t wait long to grab one of previous Alabama coach Nick Saban’s top assistants, employing former Crimson Tide cornerbacks coach Travaris Robinson as his group’s co-defensive coordinator and securities coach, the Bulldogs announced Saturday.Robinson, 42, is regarded as one of the leading recruiters in the nation. He coached under Saban the past 2 seasons and formerly operated at Miami, South Carolina and Auburn, his alma mater, to name a few schools. The Georgia Bulldogs have worked with Travaris Robinson, cornerbacks coach for the Alabama Crimson Tide, as co-defensive organizer and safeties coach. Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire
“We are happy to announce Travaris Robinson as our new co-defensive planner and securities coach,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart stated in a declaration. “Travaris has 17 years of college coaching experience, including over a decade in the SEC mentoring some of the top defenses statistically in the NCAA.”
Robinson will function as co-defensive planner with Glenn Schumann, who has worked with Smart at Alabama and Georgia because 2008.
With Robinson’s hiring, co-defensive coordinator Will Muschamp is moving to an off-field analyst function in 2024, Smart revealed. Muschamp wants to spend more time with his family, Smart stated. Muschamp’s son, Whit, will be a freshman quarterback at Vanderbilt this season.
“We are delighted about the addition of Coach Robinson and his family to the University of Georgia, while having the chance to retain Coach Muschamp and his family on our staff,” Smart said.Muschamp, a previous Florida and South Carolina head coach, was Georgia’s unique groups coordinator in 2021 and helped collaborate the defense the past 2 seasons. The Bulldogs won back-to-back CFP championship games in 2021 and 2022 and led the FBS in scoring defense in 2021 (10.2 points per game). On Friday, Georgia added Alabama backup safety Jake Pope out of the transfer portal.