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Tim Horton Will Replace Rich Bisaccia as Running backs Coach

By on January 25th, 2013 in Football, News 10 Comments »
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Its official Rich Bisaccia has left Auburn to take the same position with the Dallas Cowboys. Head Coach Gus Malzahn wasted no time in replacing Bisaccia withTight Ends Coach Tim Horton. As a running backs coach at Arkansas from 2007-10, Horton coached four 1,000-yard rushers including All Americans Darren McFadden and Felix Jones.

Coach Malzahn named Scott Fountain, the Tigers’ player personnel director, to Horton’s previous position as tight ends coach. And Fountain will also be responsible for special teams.

As we covered in a profile piece here at Track ‘Em Tigers, Tim Horton has an outstanding background in coaching running backs during his 23 year coaching career.

Malzahn said. “(Horton) has a tremendous track record coaching some great backs and I’m extremely confident that will continue here at Auburn.” He added, “Scott is someone I tried to hire as an assistant coach a year ago at Arkansas State. He is a great coach with a tremendous work ethic, and his strong ties in the state of Alabama will be an asset to our program.”

While Bisaccia leaving just a few days after taking the Auburn job is a disappointing development, it looks like the Gus bus is still moving forward. At this point, nothing will slow down Malzahn in his drive to restore the Auburn program.

10 Comments

  1. MyAuburn myauburn says:

    My questions are what does Fountain know about tight end play and special teams? Is there any history of experience? Is he a temp pending another hire?

  2. Malakai Malakai says:

    “Scott Fountain serves as assistant coach for Auburn’s tight ends and as special teams coordinator under Coach Gus Malzahn.

    Joined Auburn Staff: February, 2009

    Previous Experience: Was responsible for all aspects of recruiting and assists with day-to-day football operations, with emphasis on administrative assistance to Auburn head coach Gene Chizik. Helped Auburn sign three Top 10 recruiting classes, including the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation in 2011 according to Scout.com. Served as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator for Gene Chizik at Iowa State from 2007-08. Was retained by Paul Rhoads at Iowa State for two months to coach tight ends/offensive tackles prior to joining Auburn staff. Served as the offensive line/assistant head coach at Georgia Southern (2006) and offensive line coach at Middle Tennessee State (2004-05). Coached for seven seasons at Central Florida, starting as the offensive guards and centers coach and co-recruiting coordinator in 1997, before taking over as the offensive tackles/tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator from 1998-2003. Started his college coaching career as an offensive graduate assistant at Florida State from 1994-96. Served as an assistant coach at Flomaton High School in 1988 and at his high school alma mater, W.S. Neal, in 1989 before being named head coach at Frisco City High School in 1990. After a three-year stint at Frisco City, he was head coach at Monroe County for a year.” -AU official site bio

    I’m sorry, where exactly does it say he coached running backs?

  3. Malakai Malakai says:

    Oops, all the new names has me mixed up. Thanks for correcting me.

  4. wpleagle wpleagle says:

    So nobody else is ready to vomit because this pistachio guy jumps his job after only three weeks!! AU is damn sure better off without this guy.

  5. spanky says:

    My thought is that Rich figured he would get a NFL offer, but to be sure he had a job he took the AU job just in case.

  6. bornatiger says:

    so long farewell wish him luck though don’t Need him need in Auburn man

  7. SandMountainTiger SandMountainTiger says:

    In case you needed any other reason to hate the Cowboys. Cowboys under Jerry=carreer killer.

  8. wde1988 wde1988 says:

    Looks like you were right after all. Still, Auburn will be just fine.

    WDE