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Report: Former USC RB coach Tommie Robinson returning to USC

Robinson will reportedly leave Texas to return to his old job at USC

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Current Texas Running backs coach Tommie Robinson is reportedly leaving UT to return to his old job at USC according to and other sources. Robinson will reportedly be the running backs coach and the run game coordinator under Head Coach Clay Helton who continues his trend of bringing back former USC coaches to round out his staff.

Robinson would be one of several members of Lane Kiffin's USC coaching staff to rejoin Clay Helton for the 2016 campaign including John Baxter at special teams, Clancy Pendergast at defensive coordinator, Tee Martin, and of course Clay Helton himself.

Robinson was hired by Lane Kiffin in 2013 as the USC Running backs coach helping Buck Allen have a great season that year. Coach Steve Sarkisian, however, did not keep him around when he took over for the 2014 season. When Sarkisian let Robinson go, he took the same post for Charlie Strong at the University of Texas.

At Texas, Robinson was a fine position coach but a little underwhelming as a recruiter. Burnt Orange Nation had this to say:

"Losing Robinson might not be a major blow for the Longhorns, as he's been a bit of a disappointment on the recruiting trail -- running backs coaches are typically asked to shoulder a tremendous load as ace recruiters for many coaching staffs and Robinson hasn't been that in Austin, though he's done a commendable job as a position coach."

Prior to his time at Texas and USC, Robinson coached three years (2010-12) for the Arizona Cardinals, three years (2007-09) with the Miami Hurricanes as well as several other stints with colleges, high schools and NFL teams in a coaching career that dates back to 1986.