AU Staffing Possibilities

With only three head-coaching spots still open – Army, Miami University and New Mexico State – the focus in the coaching community has shifted to coordinator spots.

Auburn coach Gene Chizik is trying to find the perfect pieces for his coaching staff.

New Auburn coach Gene Chizik has told Tommy Tuberville’s holdovers that they won’t be retained, and there are rumblings that former Auburn coach Pat Dye will play a big role in helping Chizik build his staff.

It has been reported Auburn has contacted Georgia offensive line coach Stacy Searels, who is one of the best in the business. Chizik also could have interest in another Georgia assistant, defensive line coach Rodney Garner. Like Searels, Garner is an Auburn alum.

An early name rumored for the defensive coordinator spot is Dallas Cowboys linebackers coach Reggie Herring, who was linebackers coach at Auburn from 1986-91 and whose son is a linebacker for the Tigers. Another possible defensive coordinator is Ted Roof, who did a fantastic job rehabbing Minnesota’s defense this season.

The most interesting hire for a program that struggled to move the ball this season will be at offensive coordinator. One name that has been tossed out is Texas offensive coordinator Greg Davis. Others to watch are Oklahoma State co-coordinator Trooper Taylor, former Kansas State coach Ron Prince, Miami coordinator Patrick Nix and former Syracuse offensive coordinator Mitch Browning.

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