Florida Gators lose linebackers coach Christian Robinson to Michigan

Linebackers will be under new management in Gainesville next season as Christian Robinson accepted a position on Jim Harbaugh’s staff at Michigan.

Robinson leaves Todd Grantham to join forces with another coach he shares Georgia connections with as Michigan recently hired Mike MacDonald as its new defensive coordinator.

Robinson joined the Florida Gators as a part of Dan Mullen’s original staff. It was his first full-time coaching position following graduate assistant roles at Georgia, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

In three seasons as linebackers coach for the Gators, Robinson’s youthful energy quickly made him one of the most well-liked coaches among players and recruits.

A few of his top recruits at Florida include linebackers Derek Wingo and Ty’Ron Hopper as well as cornerback Jahari Rogers and defensive end Jeremiah Williams.

He helped David Reese II to a strong finish in his career, Vosean Joseph to a breakout season and Ventrell Miller to a strong career that continues with the Gators.

While some of Florida’s linebackers played extremely well under Robinson, development seemed to be a key issue.

Assuming Miller returns for the 2021 season, the Gators’ new linebackers coach will have a room including him as well as fellow SEC veterans Mohamoud Diabate and Amari Burney.

The departure of Robinson leaves another hole in Florida’s defensive staff that will need to be filled in the coming weeks

Gator Country will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available.


Bailiegh Carlton
A lifelong sports fan, Bailiegh Carlton knew from a young age that she wanted to work in sports in some capacity. Before transferring to the University of Florida to study journalism, she played softball at Gulf Coast State College. She then interned for Gator Country for three years as she worked toward her degree. After graduation, Bailiegh decided to explore other opportunities in the world of sports, but all roads led her right back here. In her time away, she and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world. When she isn't working, she can almost always be found snuggled up with sweet baby Ridley, Cody and her four fur babies.