Auburn has filled the hole at offensive coordinator.
After losing Rhett Lashlee to UConn this offseason, the Tigers will be looking to reboot an attack that had its fair share of difficulty last year. Chip Lindsey is tasked with revamping the offensive, the same way he did for the Arizona Wildcats.
Lindsey, who guided the Wildcats to 40th in the country in scoring offense, will now have an opportunity with a more marketable brand. Considered an excellent recruiter, Lindsey has a tool in his arsenal that wasn’t available to him at Arizona: the SEC. Don’t underestimate the power of playing in one of the premiere conferences for churning out NFL quality talent to impressionable teenaged athletes.
Lindsey previously convinced Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett to transfer to the Wildcats. With that kind of prowess on the recruiting trail, and support from a program like Auburn’s, the Tigers might be out of the SEC offensive cellar in no time. Despite going 8-5 this season, the Tigers finished the season with a blow-out loss in the Sugar Bowl; change was imminent.
Lindsey will get to work immediately, attempting to recruit talent for the upcoming football season.