Alabama's Najee Harris knocks over football legend John Robinson, an LSU consultant

Erik Hall
Lafayette Daily Advertiser

College Football Hall of Fame member John Robinson was on the sideline for Saturday's game between LSU and Alabama. 

The 85-year-old Robinson, who joined LSU football as a consultant in the summer of 2019, got too close to the action midway through Saturday night's first quarter.

Alabama running back Najee Harris got tackled into Robinson with 7:12 left in the first quarter. 

Play was temporarily stopped while medical people helped Robinson to his feet. After adjusting his face mask, Robinson appeared to stay on the sideline. 

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Robinson was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009 for serving as Southern California coach (1976-82, 1993-97) and UNLV coach (1999-2004). His 1978 USC Trojans' team went 12-1 and won the national title. 

He also coached the Los Angeles Rams from 1983-91.

On Saturday, Alabama defeated LSU 55-17. LSU went to 3-5 overall and 3-5 in the SEC. The Alabama Crimson Tide, ranked No. 1 in the Amway Coaches Poll, improved to 9-0 overall and 9-0 in the SEC.

After Saturday, Alabama leads the all-time series 54-26-5 against LSU.

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Nick Saban is the Alabama football head coach. Ed Orgeron is the LSU football head coach. 

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik