John Robinson last walked the sideline as the Rams coach a quarter-century ago, but his imprint on the organization remains.
And it goes beyond Coach Jeff Fisher, a former USC player and Rams assistant under Robinson.
In 1999, Robinson was coaching at Nevada Las Vegas when Rob Boras found himself at an early career crossroads.
Boras had worked as an assistant at the University of Texas and then spent a year as head coach at tiny Benedictine University in Illinois.
Now he was in Robinson’s Las Vegas office, seeking an opportunity.
The young coach impressed Robinson — winner of a national title at USC and 75 games with the Rams — with his...