The Alabama football program continues to leak talent in the wake of Nick Saban’s retirement. Top pass catcher Isaiah Bond entered the transfer portal on Friday, while five-star recruit Ryan Williams de-committed from the Crimson Tide on Thursday. The fallout continued on Saturday, with top assistant coach Travaris Robinson darting for the Georgia Bulldogs, per Matt Zenitz of 247Sports.
Georgia has hired Alabama assistant Travaris Robinson as co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach.
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) January 13, 2024
Travaris Robinson: Two Years with Alabama Football
Robinson joined the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2022, earning a spot on Nick Saban’s staff as the cornerbacks coach. After Robinson’s first year, Cornerback Eli Ricks joined the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent. Star safeties Jordan Battle and Brian Branch also operated in the Alabama backfield. This season, redshirt sophomore corner Terrion Arnold shined under Robinson, snagging an SEC-best five interceptions. He also had 12 passes defended, the second-best mark in the conference. The Crimson Tide finished the year allowing just 19 points per game, the 16th-lowest average in football.
Robinson spent one year with the Miami Hurricanes as the defensive backs coach before Alabama. Before Miami, he spent five seasons with the South Carolina Gamecocks as a defensive coordinator and DBs coach. Robinson has had stops at Auburn, Florida, Texas Tech, Southern Miss, and Western Kentucky as a corners or DBs coach. He played two seasons in the NFL.
Georgia Bulldogs: Hiring Robinson as Co-DC, Safties Coach
Robinson will take on the roles previously held by Will Muschamp. However, Muschamp will move into an analyst role as he transitions to a less taxing position. Robinson worked under Muschamp when the latter was the head coach with the Florida Gators. Georgia also has Glenn Schumann on staff as a co-defensive coordinator. Schumman has worked with Georgia since 2019, winning two College Football Playoff National Championships. He started coaching in 2008 with the Alabama Crimson Tide. He worked under Nick Saban until 2015, helping the team win four titles.