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Auburn hires Travaris Robinson as secondary coach
Jan. 3, 2015

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Travaris Robinson returns to Auburn after coaching the last four years at Florida

By Charles Goldberg
AuburnTigers.com

AUBURN, Ala.  Travaris Robinson is coming home to coach Auburn's cornerbacks.

Coach Gus Malzahn announced the hiring of the former Auburn player and graduate assistant Saturday. Robinson played at Auburn from 1999-2002 and spent the last four years at Florida coaching the secondary for new Auburn defensive coordinator Will Muschamp. He was a staff assistant and graduate assistant at Auburn in 2006 and 2007 during Muschamp's first stint as the Tigers' defensive coordinator.

"I'm very excited about returning to Auburn where I played, received my degree, and was a graduate assistant," Robinson said. "Auburn has provided me so many opportunities and I'm excited to be able to give back to a place that has meant so much to me. I have a lot of respect for Coach Malzahn and I'm looking forward to working for him. My family and I are glad to be back home."

Florida's defense was ranked seventh, eighth, fifth and eighth nationally in the four years Muschamp and Robinson were with the Gators. Robinson's 2012 secondary was ranked second nationally in pass efficiency and allowed the second fewest passing touchdowns in the country.

He was ranked college football's best recruiter by ESPN.com in June.

"Travaris is one of the nation’s best young coaches and recruiters, who is very familiar with Auburn and the Southeastern Conference," Malzahn said. "He was an outstanding player at Auburn and will be a tremendous asset for our staff and players. We’re excited to have Travaris back at Auburn."

Robinson, 33, replaces Melvin Smith, who spent the last two seasons at Auburn.

Robinson began his coaching career at Auburn in 2006. He became a full-time assistant coach at Western Kentucky in 2008, coached at Southern Mississippi in 2009 and rejoined his Auburn coach, Tommy Tuberville, at Texas Tech in 2010. He joined Muschamp at Florida in 2011.

COACHING EXPERIENCE
2011-14           Florida (Defensive Backs)
2010                 Texas Tech (Secondary)
2009                 Southern Miss (Cornerbacks)
2008                 Western Kentucky (Defensive Backs)
2007                 Auburn (Graduate Assistant)
2006                 Auburn (Staff Assistant)

Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Follow him on Twitter:

 

 

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