Tommie Robinson, who coached running backs at USC for one season before joining Charlie Strong's staff at Texas, appears to be headed back to USC, multiple sources told

Robinson, whose two-year contract at Texas expires at the end of the month, appears to be getting a bit of a staff promotion from USC coach Clay Helton as Robinson is expected to receive a three-year deal as the running backs coach and run game coordinator for the Trojans, sources said.

Robinson coached RBs at USC in 2013 when Lane Kiffin started off as the coach before getting fired and replaced by Ed Orgeron six games into the season with Helton coaching USC in the bowl game. Steve Sarkisian was then named coach and was fired in his second season with Helton named Sarkisian's replacement.

Strong made tight ends coach Jeff Traylor the run-game coordinator at Texas one game into last season, replacing Joe Wickline, when Jay Norvell was promoted to offensive play caller, replacing Shawn Watson.

The offensive staff under Strong is underdoing a makeover with the firings of Watson and Wickline and hiring of new offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert and OL coach Matt Mattox.

Gilbert and Mattox were both at Tulsa last year under former Baylor OC Philip Montgomery and  were together at Bowling Green (2014) and Eastern Illinois (2012-13) under Dino Babers before that.


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