Robinson, who has coached for 30 years, accepted the job offer given to him by athletics director Daryl Gross. Gross said he wanted to hire a coach with college and professional experience as well as someone who placed an emphasis on defense.
"Greg Robinson brings a winning attitude and championship football tradition to our program," Gross said.
Texas finished 11-1 this year and topped Michigan to win the Rose Bowl. Robinson was a big part of that success, as he coached a defense that didn't allow a third-quarter touchdown and held opponents to 27 percent on third down conversions.
Before accepting the coaching position at Texas last year, Robinson was a defensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs (2001-03), Denver Broncos (1995-2000) and New York Jets (1994). He also has extensive college experience including an offensive coordinator post at UCLA.
"It has been a long time coming," Robinson said. "It is funny how your blessings come, but I am really glad that the opportunity is coming now in my career."
Syracuse hires Robinson as new football coach
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