Ed Orgeron

USC loses assistant coach Tommie Robinson to Ed Orgeron and LSU

USC loses assistant coach Tommie Robinson to Ed Orgeron and LSU

Louisiana State has hired assistant football coach Tommie Robinson away from USC, LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette confirmed Tuesday.

Robinson was among USC’s most effective recruiters. He is the first Trojans coach to leave the program in the off-season.

Robinson, 53, joins the staff of former USC interim coach Ed Orgeron, now LSU’s head coach. Robinson will coach running backs, as he did at USC during two separate one-season stints.

USC has seen departures or firings among its assistant coaching staff during every off-season since the 2008 season.

On national signing day last week, Trojans Coach Clay Helton mentioned USC’s coaching consistency as a selling...

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