Robinson a reboot or retread for Texas defense?

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FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2005 file photo, Texas defensive coordinator Greg Robinson reacts to a dropped Longhorn punt return against Michigan in the second quarter at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Texas turned to Robinson to fix the defense 10 years ago. Now he's back, charged again with patching up a Longhorns unit. Longhorns coach Mack Brown announced that former Longhorns defensive coordinator and Syracuse coach Robinson will take over after firing defensive coordinator Manny Diaz on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Mack Brown has turned to friend and former assistant Greg Robinson to reboot his defense and save the Longhorns' season.

Robinson last coached at Texas (1-1) in 2004, when the Longhorns went 11-1 and won the Rose Bowl. He parlayed his only season at Texas into the head coaching job at Syracuse, where he was 10-37 in four years.

From there, it was two years as Michigan's defensive coordinator, where the Wolverines ranked near the bottom nationally in total defense.

None of that dissuaded Brown from calling on Robinson to rescue a season that started with so much promise.