Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Willie Robinson to Coach the Defense

At today's press conference to announce the recruits Letters of Intent, Coach Petrino announced his new defensive coordinator. His name is Willie Robinson and he brings to Arkansas a rich history of coaching talent and a proven record at the college and professional level.

Robinson has coached at the professional level for the Saints, 49ers, Seahawks,and Rams. He also spent time coaching at the college level at Miami, Oregon State, Fresno State, and San Hose State.

Robinson is a native of Fort Carson, Colo. He attended Redwood High in Visalia, Calif., played two seasons (1975-76) at the College of the Sequoias (Calif.) before transferring to Fresno State from 1977-78 to finish his career as a defensive back. He earned first-team all-Pacific Coast Conference honors as a junior and second-team honors as a senior before graduating with a degree in physical education.

Robinson has two daughters, Brittany and Mallory, and currently lives in St. Louis.

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