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New Auburn coach Gus Malzahn was flanked by his fresh-faced protege, offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, and silver-haired defensive boss Ellis Johnson on Friday.
He introduced the 29-year-old Lashlee and 60-year-old Johnson at a news conference three days after his hiring. Lashlee will make $350,000 a year while Johnson received an $800,000 salary, though Auburn hasn't released the lengths of their deals or other terms.
Lashlee's hire seemed almost a foregone conclusion.
He spent three years as Malzahn's quarterback at Shiloh Christian High School in Arkansas and has worked under him in the prep ranks and at three different colleges, including their initial stop in Auburn.
''He's one of the bright, young and up-and-coming offensive minds in all of college football,'' Malzahn said. ''He's been my right-hand man at three different stops in college. At Arkansas he was my right-hand man. I relied on him a lot here at Auburn. He deserves ...
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High school linebacker Reuben Foster has reopened his recruitment despite committing to Auburn and getting a tattoo of the school logo.
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This screenshot of the American Eagle Outfitter’s store shows an elephant (The Alabama Crimson Tide’s mascot) with what looks to be an Auburn Tiger logo on it. They may have stirred up an already intense rivalry that has been documented on ESPN’s “Roll Tide / War Eagle.” I’m sure this will anger Crimson Tide fans as much as it will Tiger fans. Expect to see this removed...
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn has hired former Southern Miss coach Ellis Johnson as defensive coordinator.
New Tigers coach Gus Malzahn announced the hiring of the veteran Southeastern Conference assistant Thursday two days after getting the job.
Johnson was fired after Southern Miss went 0-12 in his lone season, but has an impressive track record running SEC defenses.
There was once a time when five-star linebacker recruit Reuben Foster was so certain he would be playing college ball at Auburn that he got a tattoo to prove it. Then, the Tigers struggled through a 3-9 season and fired Gene Chizik. According to Al.com, Foster has decommitted from Auburn and is now considering Georgia, Alabama, LSU, Washington and Miami. So, about that tattoo…...
Auburn has hired former Southern Miss coach Ellis Johnson as defensive coordinator.
New Tigers coach Gus Malzahn announced Johnson's hiring Thursday two days after getting the job.
Johnson was fired after Southern Miss went 0-12 in his lone season, but has an impressive track record running Southeastern Conference defenses.
He has been defensive coordinator at South Carolina...
Ever get a tattoo of a girlfriend that you later broke up with? Top high school recruit Rueben Foster can relate.
It seems that Foster, who is one of the top inside linebackers in the country coming out of high school, had originally committed verbally to play football at the University of Alabama, which he backed out on this summer.
Next up was Auburn, who Foster again verbally...
Five-star linebacker Reuben Foster is regarded as one of the best linebacker recruits in the country, but he might want to be careful the next time he gets a tattoo.The Auburn (AL) High School product was originally committed to Alabama, but when he switched his commitment to Auburn in July, he got an Auburn tattoo to commemorate the occasion. Little did he know that the head coach...
Yesterday, new Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn informed the assistants from Gene Chizik's staff that they would not be retained. However, he did let them know that if his new offensive and defensive coordinators were interested in them, they could be hired back.
This leaves the world in a dark place right now, as towel-waver, perpetual backwards hat-wearer, and the NCAA&...
Reuben Foster, a five-star linebacker in the 2013 recruiting class, is having serious commitment issues. Foster had a year-long verbal commitment with the Alabama Crimson tide as a junior, and made news when he announced over the summer that he … Continue reading →