Tim Horton Will Replace Rich Bisaccia as Running backs Coach
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.