And the New Offensive Coordinator is…
… Rhett Lashlee.
You never heard of him??? Shame on you.
Rhett served as Gus’s OC at ASU. He is an up and comer. He has a great reputation. And he is a hard worker.
He is a whopping 29 years old. He spent the 2009 and 2010 season at Auburn, where he served as offensive graduate assistant under Gus Malzahn. He also collaborated with Malzahn at Arkansas in 2006 and again last season in Jonesboro.
Does his relationship go back further? Why yes, WDE1988… it does!
He also played quarterback for Malzahn at Shiloh Chrisitan in Springdale, Ark.
Lashlee earned his first full-time job at Samford in 2011, when he helped the Bulldogs raise their points-per-game average from 17 to 28.
New development: Ryan Russell has been hired as the Tigers’ new strength and conditioning coach.
He also has Auburn ties — having served as an intern under Kevin Yoxall in 2005 and 2006. Russell has been a full-time assistant at both Boise State and Arkansas State since then.
Are we getting a bit of bacon flavor at AU? Looks that way.
I sorta think all this backwoods flavor might make Coach Tubs want to come home. All you would have to do is say Duck Hunting… or Texas A&M… and he would be back in flash.
What do you think? And I mean of the new developments… not my demented sense of humor.