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San Jose State football: Greg Robinson to retire after bowl game

The Spartans will need a new defensive coordinator after their bowl game.

Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose State will be in the need of a new defensive coordinator as Greg Robinson is retiring after the Spartans bowl game against Georgia State.

Defensive coordinator Greg Robinson announces retirement after @curebowl #sjsuspartansfb #sjsu #superbowlwinner #sjsuspartans

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Robinson came to San Jose State for the 2014 season and the former Syracuse head coach was a well-known name for the school to hire and while the passing defense was top notch the rushing attack was not very good in his two years. In 2014, this defense gave up 240 yards per game on the ground and it slightly improved to 213 yards this year.

However, all of that rush defense should not be on Robinson as Caragher has not had a rush defense crack the top-100 nationally as the head coach.

The passing defense has been one of the best in the country and this year was second in the nation in yards per game at 153.

As for who will replace Robinson there are a few options. The most obvious option would be to promote defensive back coach Donté Williams who also happens to be a very good recruiter for the Spartans. One outside candidate according to Jimmy Durkin of the San Jose Mercury New is Troy assistant head coach Jon Sumrall.

Sumrall was on Caragher's staff while at San Diego for five years and the Spartans head coach has attempted to hire Sumrall a few times but to no avail the past three ye

Hopefully, the next hire will make an emphasis on the run defense.