Former Texas defensive coordinator Greg Robinson interviewed this week for a similar job at California, a source with knowledge of the situation said.
Cal’s defense gave up a school-record 45.9 points and 529.6 yards per game last season, both of which were the second-worst totals nationally among 123 FBS schools. Cal coach Sonny Dykes demoted defensive coordinator Andy Buh last week.
Robinson was enjoying a semi-retirement until former Texas coach Mack Brown summoned him to replace Manny Diaz in September. Robinson steadied Texas’ ship even though the defense still finished with some of the worst statistical totals in school history.
Robinson, 62, was energized by coaching the Longhorns. During the run-up to the Alamo Bowl, Robinson said, “I’ve still got a lot of energy left, and I can outrun a lot of younger coaches, too. I got at least 10 more years left in me.”
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