(WSYR-TV) — Former Syracuse head coach Greg Robinson passed away Wednesday, SU confirms. He was 70 years old.
G-Rob, as he was nicknamed, won back-to-back Super Bowls in Denver as the Broncos defensive coordinator. After stops in Kansas City and Houston, Robinson was hired as SU’s head coach before the 2005 season. The G-Rob era, despite only going 5-37 (five wins were taken away due to sanctions) in four seasons, developed NFL ready talent like Delone Carter, Ryan Nassib, Mike Williams, Justin Pugh, Curtis Brinkley, plus Arthur and Chandler Jones.
In a statement released by SU:
The biggest win for Syracuse under Robinson came in his second-to-last game as head coach. Art Jones sacked Jimmy Clausen to close out a 24-23 win over Notre Dame in South Bend.
Chris Carlson, of Syracuse.com, who confirmed the news with Robinson’s son, reported Greg “died from a form of Alzheimer’s Disease.”
After his time in the Salt City, Robinson mostly stayed in the college game coaching at Michigan, Texas and San Jose State to finish his career.