College Football Hall of Fame coach John Robinson, 83, has joined LSU as a senior consultant to head coach Ed Orgeron.
Robinson will assist Orgeron with daily planning of practice, personnel and game planning.
“I want to welcome Coach Robinson and his wife Miss Beverly to the LSU Family,” Orgeron said in a statement. “Coach has been a great friend and mentor to me and he will be a very valuable resource for us in growing our championship culture at LSU.”
Robinson is best known in college coaching for his two stints at USC, from 1976-1982 and 1993-97. He led the Trojans to the 1978 national championship (finishing first in the coaches’ poll, while Alabama topped the AP rankings) and five Pac-10 titles. Running backs Charles White (1979) and Marcus Allen (1981) won the Heisman Trophy under his watch.
Robinson was 104-35-4 at USC, finishing his head coaching career at UNLV from 1999 to 2004, going 28-42 with the Rebels for an overall 132-77-4 mark.
In between his stints at USC, Robinson was the head coach of the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, making six playoff appearances in nine seasons and twice reaching the NFC Championship Game. He went 75-68 with the Rams.
He was a member of the 2009 class of the College Football Hall of Fame.