After endless speculation, Travaris Robinson has officially been named South Carolina’s defensive coordinator.
The hire was made abundantly clear when Robinson tweeted out he’s “excited to be a Gamecock” this morning and changed his Twitter bio to read “defensive coordinator at The University of South Carolina.”
— Travaris Robinson (@Coach_TRob) December 8, 2015
Robinson, an Auburn alum, was most recently the defensive backs coach for the Tigers under Will Muschamp.
Robinson also held the same position (DBs coach) on Muschamp’s coaching staff at Florida from 2011-14.
Previously, Robinson helped mentor the likes of All-SEC defensive backs Vernon Hargreaves III and Jalen Tabor.
In 2014, the Gators ranked 15th nationally in total defense (329.8), No. 14 in pass efficiency defense (207.57) and No. 42 is passing defense (213.6). In 2013, they ranked No. 7 is pass defense (171.8) and No. 8 is pass efficiency defense (107.18). And in 2012, Florida finished with the No. 2 pass efficiency defense (93.55) and allowed seven touchdown passes, the second-fewest in the nation.
Bobby Bentley was also named South Carolina’s running back.
Bentley was an offensive analyst at Auburn the past two seasons. He is also the father of Jake Bentley, the No. 5 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2017.
— Bobby Bentley (@bobbybentley) December 8, 2015