When Greg Robinson came back to the sidelines this year as the defensive coordinator at Texas, he did it not only because he was itching to coach again, but because he wanted to help a dear friend in Mack Brown.
"I needed to come here and coach. I wanted in the worst way to get back and coach," Robinson said. "But you know what else? Mack Brown is the most special person I’ve met in all my 40 years of coaching. I put him at the very top of the list and I’ve been with some great ones. This guy is special to me."
Robinson turned around a defense that, under Manny Diaz, looked awful in a 40-21 loss to BYU in the second game of the season. The Longhorns held Baylor, who boasted the nation's highest scoring offense to 30 points in their regular season finale, then essentially held Oregon, also one of the nation's most dynamic offenses, to 16 points in a 30-7 loss in Monday's Alamo Bowl.
Even without Brown returning next season, Robinson said he still wants to coach.
"Yeah, I want to coach. I’m a football coach," Robinson said. "My
wife would like me to be coaching. Not re-arranging the kitchen."