FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas hired its second defensive
coordinator in about a month Wednesday, introducing Willy Robinson
at the team's news conference for national signing day.
New coach Bobby Petrino initially brought in Ellis Johnson, but
Johnson left Jan. 24 to join the staff at South Carolina.
Robinson, who turns 52 Sunday, was the secondary coach for the
St. Louis Rams in 2006 and 2007. He's also coached for the
New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers and
On the college level, he's coached at Oregon State, Miami,
Fresno State and San Jose State.
"I have a great desire to get back into college," Robinson
said. "Having the ability to teach, working with people that don't
think they know everything."
Robinson's last college job was with Oregon State -- he was
defensive coordinator and secondary coach there in 1999.
Robinson said he'll coach safeties in addition to his
responsibilities as coordinator.
"We are extremely fortunate to add Willy Robinson to our
coaching staff," Petrino said. "He is an excellent coach and
teacher of the game. He has extensive experience as a coordinator
and an assistant coach on the collegiate level and in the NFL. His
wealth of knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to