Coach Beamer officially introduces Robertson as Gamecocks defensive line coach

May 2, 2023

Shane Beamer was part of the heyday of Gamecock football under Steve Spurrier, and one of the defensive stalwarts during those years was DT Travian Robertson. In 56 games over five seasons, Robertson accounted for 123 tackles with 21 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks.

Following an NFL career as a seventh-round pick, Robertson entered the coaching world through a high school opportunity. He then moved on to the college level with stops at Albany State, Georgia State, and Tulane.

On Tuesday, Robertson stepped on Gamecock soil again, as the Gamecocks’ new defensive line coach replacing Jimmy Lindsey. After two seasons with the Gamecocks, Lindsey accepted the same job at LSU last week but for much more money. He was scheduled to make $ 475 thousand dollars per season with the Gamecocks, and with the Tigers, he reportedly received a two-year deal worth 1.5 million dollars. Plus, LSU will pay his $300,000 buyout to the Gamecocks.

Details of Robertson’s contract at South Carolina have not yet been released. In 2022 at Georgia State, he was paid $135,000. Tulane, as a private school, does not publicize coaches’ salaries.

Late Tuesday afternoon, after returning from the Southern Company Peach Bowl Challenge at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Beamer held a press conference to introduce Robertson and also take some media-related questions related to his team. One important injury note…starting left tackle Jalen Nichols, who suffered a leg injury in the spring game, will not be ready for the start of the season. Beamer hopes he can play by the latter part of the season. He did not give further details about the injury.

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