USC Assistant Gets Closer To His Players In Year Two

The Gamecocks led the SEC in takeaways last season and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson wants that same kind of production but he's focusing on what he does off the field to guarantee that.

COLUMBIA, SC - Going into preseason football practice we look at players who are trying to improve their performance from a year ago but camp is also a time where USC coaches like Travaris Robinson are getting better as well.

Robinson enters year two as the USC defensive coordinator on Will Muschamp's staff.  Coach T-Rob, as he's called, is known for his recruiting skills and his expertise as a defensive backs coach. He was one of Muschamp's first hires when he took over in 2016. He's learned a lot after one year at the helm of a college defense.
"My whole life I've been worried about the defensive backs so my first year at coordinator I have to worry about what the d-line is doing, I got to worry about what stunt we're running, what pass defense we're running. For me it's slowed down because I had a lot of time in my mind see exactly I want to play it and how I want us to play," Robinson said.
With a season under his belt where the Gamecocks led the SEC in turnovers, the former Auburn defensive back and NFL pro, is taking a more hands on approach off of the field so that the Gamecocks can be even better on the field this season.
"I'm making sure I'm spending a bunch of time with defensive line and the linebackers and not just spending time with the defensive backs was very important. I started that throughout the end of the season last year and through this offseason and even now you know just going to eat with the d-line, going to eat with the linebackers, spending some time with those guys because I think relationships are very important."
USC continues preseason practice this week as they get ready for their season opener against NC State on Saturday, September 2nd in Charlotte.

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