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Texas RB coach Tommie Robinson a candidate for same position at LSU

This might be a good way for the two sides to mutually part ways.

Tommie Robinson
Tommie Robinson
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The departure of LSU Tigers running backs coach/associate head coach Frank Wilson is the new head coach for the UTSA Roadrunners, which has vaulted Texas Longhorns running backs coach Tommie Robinson into contention for the same position, according to multiple reports:

BON writer Wes Crochet believes that Wilson's departure could have a positive impact on Texas recruiting:

As for Robinson, his original two-year contract at Texas expires this month, so there have been plenty of rumors about his future in Austin, but he did manage to survive the terminations of two other offensive coaches last month when head coach Charlie Strong fired quarterbacks coach/assistant head coach for the offense Shawn Watson and offensive line coach Joe Wickline.

If Robinson does opt to take the LSU job, he'll be the final member of Strong's first offensive staff at Texas to move on. And if he does, it 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. In the long run, the Horns could use another ace recruiter on the staff to complement guys like tight ends coach Jeff Traylor, linebackers coach/recruiting coordinator Brian Jean-Mary, and defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn.

Robinson is an Alabama native and a 30-year coaching veteran who has made stops with the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, USC Trojans, and Miami Hurricanes.