UM announces Travaris Robinson as DB coach; Diaz comments

UM announces Travaris Robinson as DB coach; Diaz comments

Stefan Adams
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Travaris Robinson, who spent the past five seasons as defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at South Carolina, will join the Miami Hurricanes football staff as defensive backs coach, head coach Manny Diaz announced Friday. Robinson’s hire is pending completion of a standard University background check.

Regarded as one of the top recruiters in the country, Robinson, known as “T-Rob,” is a Miami native who boasts 15 years of college coaching experience.

“We are excited to welcome Travaris and his family back to Miami,” Diaz said. “He is a proven defensive coach and an excellent recruiter who will be an outstanding addition to our coaching staff.”

Last season Robinson mentored defensive lineman Kingsley Enagbare, a first-team All-SEC selection, and defensive back Jaycee Horn, a second-team All-SEC pick. In 2019, the South Carolina defense - led by first-team All-American defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw - held its opponents to 20 points or less in five games. Sophomore cornerback Israel Mukuamu earned second-team All-SEC honors, while Jammie Robinson and Zacch Pickens earned SEC All-Freshman accolades for the Gamecocks in 2019.

In 2017 South Carolina led the SEC and ranked ninth in the country with 28 turnovers forced, while ranking 25th in points allowed per game at 20.7. The Gamecocks held 11 of 13 opponents to fewer points than their season average. South Carolina tied for 10th in the nation in turnovers forced with 27 during the 2016 campaign, including 15 interceptions.

Robinson spent five seasons coaching defensive backs before arriving in Columbia, S.C. as defensive coordinator - first at Florida (2011-14), then at Auburn (2015). The former Auburn Tiger standout began his coaching career at his alma mater, first as a staff assistant in 2006 while finishing up his undergraduate degree, then as a GA in 2007.

Robinson spent one season each as a defensive backs coach at Western Kentucky (2008), Southern Miss (2009) and Texas Tech (2010) before joining the Florida staff.

In his first season at Florida in 2011, Robinson guided a UF secondary that ranked seventh in the nation in pass defense (166.8), while the Gator defense ranked eighth nationally in total defense (299.5).

Robinson led a secondary that was one of the best in the nation in 2012, ranking No. 2 in pass efficiency defense (95.55) and allowing just seven touchdown passes - the second-fewest in the nation. Florida had 20 interceptions on the season, good for seventh nationally while safety Matt Elam was a first-team All-America selection and first-round draft pick.

In 2013, Robinson’s secondary was seventh nationally in passing defense and eighth in passing efficiency defense, while the defensive unit was eight in total defense. Under Robinson, Vernon Hargreaves III was a freshman All-SEC and freshman All-America pick while being named the National Freshman Defensive Player of the Year by College Football News.

In 2014 at Florida, Robinson again tutored Hargreaves III, who was a first-team All-SEC pick and named first-team All-America. Jalen Tabor received freshman All-America and freshman All-SEC honors. The Gators defense finished the 2014 regular season ranked ninth nationally in total defense, 14th in pass efficiency defense and 23rd in passing defense.

At Texas Tech, he helped the Red Raiders to an 8-5 record and a TicketCity Bowl victory over Northwestern. In his one season at Tech, Robinson had two defensive backs earn All-Big 12 Honorable Mention recognition and a third that was named a freshman All-America honorable mention.

His 2009 Southern Miss squad finished in the top four in Conference USA in pass efficiency defense, interceptions and yards per pass attempt, and he coached First Team All-C-USA selection Eddie Hicks.

Before embarking on his coaching career, Robinson played two seasons in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Auburn posted a 30-19 record during his playing career, including a top-20 ranking in the final polls after his senior season. He was selected the MVP of the Iron Bowl after recording 12 tackles and breaking up a pair of passes to help the Tigers to a 13-9 victory over Alabama, as they would go on to defeat Penn State in the Capital One Bowl. He was a first-team AP All-SEC selection after collecting 92 total tackles, second on the squad, with four interceptions. He concluded his collegiate career with 166 tackles and five picks.

Robinson was born in Miami and attended Coral Park High where he was a four-year letterman and earned all-state honors as a defensive back and wide receiver. He received his bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Auburn in 2007.
 

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Travaris Robinson, who spent the past five seasons as defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at South Carolina, will join the Miami Hurricanes football staff as defensive backs coach, head coach Manny Diaz announced Friday. Robinson’s hire is pending completion of a standard University background check.

Regarded as one of the top recruiters in the country, Robinson, known as “T-Rob,” is a Miami native who boasts 15 years of college coaching experience.

“We are excited to welcome Travaris and his family back to Miami,” Diaz said. “He is a proven defensive coach and an excellent recruiter who will be an outstanding addition to our coaching staff.”

Last season Robinson mentored defensive lineman Kingsley Enagbare, a first-team All-SEC selection, and defensive back Jaycee Horn, a second-team All-SEC pick. In 2019, the South Carolina defense - led by first-team All-American defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw - held its opponents to 20 points or less in five games. Sophomore cornerback Israel Mukuamu earned second-team All-SEC honors, while Jammie Robinson and Zacch Pickens earned SEC All-Freshman accolades for the Gamecocks in 2019.

In 2017 South Carolina led the SEC and ranked ninth in the country with 28 turnovers forced, while ranking 25th in points allowed per game at 20.7. The Gamecocks held 11 of 13 opponents to fewer points than their season average. South Carolina tied for 10th in the nation in turnovers forced with 27 during the 2016 campaign, including 15 interceptions.

Robinson spent five seasons coaching defensive backs before arriving in Columbia, S.C. as defensive coordinator - first at Florida (2011-14), then at Auburn (2015). The former Auburn Tiger standout began his coaching career at his alma mater, first as a staff assistant in 2006 while finishing up his undergraduate degree, then as a GA in 2007.

Robinson spent one season each as a defensive backs coach at Western Kentucky (2008), Southern Miss (2009) and Texas Tech (2010) before joining the Florida staff.

In his first season at Florida in 2011, Robinson guided a UF secondary that ranked seventh in the nation in pass defense (166.8), while the Gator defense ranked eighth nationally in total defense (299.5).

Robinson led a secondary that was one of the best in the nation in 2012, ranking No. 2 in pass efficiency defense (95.55) and allowing just seven touchdown passes - the second-fewest in the nation. Florida had 20 interceptions on the season, good for seventh nationally while safety Matt Elam was a first-team All-America selection and first-round draft pick.

In 2013, Robinson’s secondary was seventh nationally in passing defense and eighth in passing efficiency defense, while the defensive unit was eight in total defense. Under Robinson, Vernon Hargreaves III was a freshman All-SEC and freshman All-America pick while being named the National Freshman Defensive Player of the Year by College Football News.

In 2014 at Florida, Robinson again tutored Hargreaves III, who was a first-team All-SEC pick and named first-team All-America. Jalen Tabor received freshman All-America and freshman All-SEC honors. The Gators defense finished the 2014 regular season ranked ninth nationally in total defense, 14th in pass efficiency defense and 23rd in passing defense.

At Texas Tech, he helped the Red Raiders to an 8-5 record and a TicketCity Bowl victory over Northwestern. In his one season at Tech, Robinson had two defensive backs earn All-Big 12 Honorable Mention recognition and a third that was named a freshman All-America honorable mention.

His 2009 Southern Miss squad finished in the top four in Conference USA in pass efficiency defense, interceptions and yards per pass attempt, and he coached First Team All-C-USA selection Eddie Hicks.

Before embarking on his coaching career, Robinson played two seasons in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Auburn posted a 30-19 record during his playing career, including a top-20 ranking in the final polls after his senior season. He was selected the MVP of the Iron Bowl after recording 12 tackles and breaking up a pair of passes to help the Tigers to a 13-9 victory over Alabama, as they would go on to defeat Penn State in the Capital One Bowl. He was a first-team AP All-SEC selection after collecting 92 total tackles, second on the squad, with four interceptions. He concluded his collegiate career with 166 tackles and five picks.

Robinson was born in Miami and attended Coral Park High where he was a four-year letterman and earned all-state honors as a defensive back and wide receiver. He received his bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Auburn in 2007.
Thank you Stefan! Do you have any other important/critical defensive coaching changes that you can report on?
 
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Travaris Robinson, who spent the past five seasons as defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at South Carolina, will join the Miami Hurricanes football staff as defensive backs coach, head coach Manny Diaz announced Friday. Robinson’s hire is pending completion of a standard University background check.

Regarded as one of the top recruiters in the country, Robinson, known as “T-Rob,” is a Miami native who boasts 15 years of college coaching experience.

“We are excited to welcome Travaris and his family back to Miami,” Diaz said. “He is a proven defensive coach and an excellent recruiter who will be an outstanding addition to our coaching staff.”

Last season Robinson mentored defensive lineman Kingsley Enagbare, a first-team All-SEC selection, and defensive back Jaycee Horn, a second-team All-SEC pick. In 2019, the South Carolina defense - led by first-team All-American defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw - held its opponents to 20 points or less in five games. Sophomore cornerback Israel Mukuamu earned second-team All-SEC honors, while Jammie Robinson and Zacch Pickens earned SEC All-Freshman accolades for the Gamecocks in 2019.

In 2017 South Carolina led the SEC and ranked ninth in the country with 28 turnovers forced, while ranking 25th in points allowed per game at 20.7. The Gamecocks held 11 of 13 opponents to fewer points than their season average. South Carolina tied for 10th in the nation in turnovers forced with 27 during the 2016 campaign, including 15 interceptions.

Robinson spent five seasons coaching defensive backs before arriving in Columbia, S.C. as defensive coordinator - first at Florida (2011-14), then at Auburn (2015). The former Auburn Tiger standout began his coaching career at his alma mater, first as a staff assistant in 2006 while finishing up his undergraduate degree, then as a GA in 2007.

Robinson spent one season each as a defensive backs coach at Western Kentucky (2008), Southern Miss (2009) and Texas Tech (2010) before joining the Florida staff.

In his first season at Florida in 2011, Robinson guided a UF secondary that ranked seventh in the nation in pass defense (166.8), while the Gator defense ranked eighth nationally in total defense (299.5).

Robinson led a secondary that was one of the best in the nation in 2012, ranking No. 2 in pass efficiency defense (95.55) and allowing just seven touchdown passes - the second-fewest in the nation. Florida had 20 interceptions on the season, good for seventh nationally while safety Matt Elam was a first-team All-America selection and first-round draft pick.

In 2013, Robinson’s secondary was seventh nationally in passing defense and eighth in passing efficiency defense, while the defensive unit was eight in total defense. Under Robinson, Vernon Hargreaves III was a freshman All-SEC and freshman All-America pick while being named the National Freshman Defensive Player of the Year by College Football News.

In 2014 at Florida, Robinson again tutored Hargreaves III, who was a first-team All-SEC pick and named first-team All-America. Jalen Tabor received freshman All-America and freshman All-SEC honors. The Gators defense finished the 2014 regular season ranked ninth nationally in total defense, 14th in pass efficiency defense and 23rd in passing defense.

At Texas Tech, he helped the Red Raiders to an 8-5 record and a TicketCity Bowl victory over Northwestern. In his one season at Tech, Robinson had two defensive backs earn All-Big 12 Honorable Mention recognition and a third that was named a freshman All-America honorable mention.

His 2009 Southern Miss squad finished in the top four in Conference USA in pass efficiency defense, interceptions and yards per pass attempt, and he coached First Team All-C-USA selection Eddie Hicks.

Before embarking on his coaching career, Robinson played two seasons in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Auburn posted a 30-19 record during his playing career, including a top-20 ranking in the final polls after his senior season. He was selected the MVP of the Iron Bowl after recording 12 tackles and breaking up a pair of passes to help the Tigers to a 13-9 victory over Alabama, as they would go on to defeat Penn State in the Capital One Bowl. He was a first-team AP All-SEC selection after collecting 92 total tackles, second on the squad, with four interceptions. He concluded his collegiate career with 166 tackles and five picks.

Robinson was born in Miami and attended Coral Park High where he was a four-year letterman and earned all-state honors as a defensive back and wide receiver. He received his bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Auburn in 2007.
Little late to the party with this news . Are you sure you’re not Blake’s bother with late adjustments
 
Thank you Stefan! Do you have any other important/critical defensive coaching changes that you can report on?

Nothing to report publicly. Just prefer to stay out of the rumor wars regarding coaching hires due to past mishaps unless it's verified by a big fish source high up the chain. It just ends up being a headache otherwise and harms our team relationships. I've heard plenty of 50/50 info I can talk about privately if you would like to DM me.
 
Nothing to report publicly. Just prefer to stay out of the rumor wars regarding coaching hires due to past mishaps unless it's verified by a big fish source high up the chain. It just ends up being a headache otherwise and harms our team relationships. I've heard plenty of 50/50 info I can talk about privately if you would like to DM me.
What you hearing on a new DC
 

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Exactly what we need!
Well if you replace coach rumph with somebody from the crib, I can't be mad at that. It was just gone look stupid thinking we gone get Miami style football without having any Miami style coaches, t-rob, you on deck, let's see if he can "uphold the standard" coach rumph and coach banda already coached the #1 secondary in the nation, this should be an easy transition, cause he talk it like we talk it, however i will be looking to see who actually coached the more aggressive db's. I'm looking to be seeing this or better, cause this how them boys started playing after coach rumph got here:



 
Proud to have a fellow Coral Park lalumn with the Canes. The Rams have only had a handful of football players who were very good. Robinson and Barret Smith were the only two I acn recall that made it to the NFL. a
 
Well if you replace coach rumph with somebody from the crib, I can't be mad at that. It was just gone look stupid thinking we gone get Miami style football without having any Miami style coaches, t-rob, you on deck, let's see if he can "uphold the standard" coach rumph and coach banda already coached the #1 secondary in the nation, this should be an easy transition, cause he talk it like we talk it, however i will be looking to see who actually coached the more aggressive db's. I'm looking to be seeing this or better, cause this how them boys started playing after coach rumph got here:



I saw more man coverage in the first two highlight videos than I saw all season. That's the baker difference
 
Proud to have a fellow Coral Park lalumn with the Canes. The Rams have only had a handful of football players who were very good. Robinson and Barret Smith were the only two I acn recall that made it to the NFL. a
Pistol Pete Gonzalez played with the Steelers for a cup of coffee I believe.
 
Interesting Manny's statement includes acknowledging Ribinson as 'a proven coach' on the defensive side of the ball. Characteristic we were sorely lacking. Hopefully establishing a theme for upcoming hires.
And that he’s an excellent recruiter. He’s basically everything Rumph wasn’t.
 
I saw more man coverage in the first two highlight videos than I saw all season. That's the baker difference
Good to see somebody knows what he's looking at, the people that's been blaming coach rumph either have amnesia and see definitely to caught up in the recruiting star whores system. The way coach rumph was teaching the db's when manny was the d-co didn't change, people on here want to pretend, forget and act like they don't remember the db situation coach rumph walked into and how he made no excuses and got his boys to ball out, than after corn and them left, alot of these rift raff's on here was nervous as shat, than got extra mad as if it was coach rumph's fault those 2db's chose to go to the security & exchange commission conference, it didn't matter to them that, one of the Father's of a certain player said coach rumph recruited his son perfectly, and did everything right. It didn't matter to these people that all of a sudden, coach rumph had #28 Jackson and True freshman bandy ballin and lock-in people up, when people that don't know football was only crying about shat that didn't matter, it didn't matter to them that the next year, we had the #1 pass defense in the nation, it didn't matter to them that dj ivey played real solid all year as a True junior should be, many several people kept asking was he on the field. It didn't matter that our corners locked up Clemson receivers, and held them in check in man coverage, and took away the bullshat excuse they tried to use about "what real qb did we go up against that year" and when I posted the passing stats of what joe burrow did against us and what he did against Bama, Crickets.

All of a sudden we start playing man defense against Oklahoma st. and shat started getting shut down, I don't like that scapegoating shat, baker, patke, fields, should have been gone way before coach rumph, but we here now.
 
Good to see somebody knows what he's looking at, the people that's been blaming coach rumph either have amnesia and see definitely to caught up in the recruiting star whores system. The way coach rumph was teaching the db's when manny was the d-co didn't change, people on here want to pretend, forget and act like they don't remember the db situation coach rumph walked into and how he made no excuses and got his boys to ball out, than after corn and them left, alot of these rift raff's on here was nervous as shat, than got extra mad as if it was coach rumph's fault those 2db's chose to go to the security & exchange commission conference, it didn't matter to them that, one of the Father's of a certain player said coach rumph recruited his son perfectly, and did everything right. It didn't matter to these people that all of a sudden, coach rumph had #28 Jackson and True freshman bandy ballin and lock-in people up, when people that don't know football was only crying about shat that didn't matter, it didn't matter to them that the next year, we had the #1 pass defense in the nation, it didn't matter to them that dj ivey played real solid all year as a True junior should be, many several people kept asking was he on the field. It didn't matter that our corners locked up Clemson receivers, and held them in check in man coverage, and took away the bullshat excuse they tried to use about "what real qb did we go up against that year" and when I posted the passing stats of what joe burrow did against us and what he did against Bama, Crickets.

All of a sudden we start playing man defense against Oklahoma st. and shat started getting shut down, I don't like that scapegoating shat, baker, patke, fields, should have been gone way before coach rumph, but we here now.
I can agree with alot of that and have been on the baker calls a less aggressive more soft zone version of manny's defense. The lack of cb recruiting was the most disturbing part
 
I can agree with alot of that and have been on the baker calls a less aggressive more soft zone version of manny's defense. The lack of cb recruiting was the most disturbing part
Just look at this, d-linemen and safeties started lining up to play here but no cb's and linebackers, lol, you know why, it's the scheme. Now having coach t-rob in here might put a band-aid on it for a minute because he'll have guys out their thinking now that he's here we're going to get back to being more aggressive but if baker is still the d-co, let's see how it looks. This back, when the penn disgrace morons were here, linebackers came here with no hesitation or problems, but d-linemen kept going elsewhere, why, bullshat azz scheme for several positions, they even at first convinced cb's to play here early on until mofo's started seeing all that off ball coverage.
 

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