The Cardinals have a complete coaching staff again. On the heels of the news John Lott (and the rest of the staff as well) is back under contract through 2010, the Cards have hired Tommie Robinson — who was the running backs coach for the University of Miami — to replace the departed Curtis Modkins as the Cards’ running backs coach.
Robinson, who had been at the “U” for three seasons, was an assistant for the Dallas Cowboys from 1998-2000. Between his time with the Cowboys and the ‘Canes, Robinson coached at Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech and Memphis.
It’ll be the third running backs coach in three years for the Cards. Maurice Carthon, who came in with coach Ken Whisenhunt, left after the 2008 season to join former Cards’ assistant Todd Haley in Kansas City. Modkins left after one season to become the offensive coordinator in Buffalo under new head coach Chan Gailey — who, ironically, coached Robinson in college and used Robinson on his coaching staffs with the Cowboys and Georgia Tech.
Robinson will have a nice backfield to work with, given Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower. And the Cards are expected to lean on the run more often now that Kurt Warner has retired.
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