Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Auburn Defensive Line Coach

Tracy Rocker has left Auburn to become the new defensive line coach of the Tennessee Titans. The coaching tree has come up with the following potential replacements:

Glenn Spencer - Oklahoma State Linebackers Coach
  • Came to Oklahoma State in 2008 as their DL coach, working with Trooper Taylor and Curtis Luper, who were also on the staff in '08.
  • Defensive backs coach at Duke from 2004-06, where he worked under head coach Ted Roof.
  • Coached running backs at Georgia Tech in 2001 when Roof was the Yellow Jackets defensive coordinator.
  • Played defensive line at Georgia Tech from 1982-85, where he played all four years with Ted Roof, who was a linebacker.

Dan Brooks - Clemson Defensive Line Coach
  • DL coach at Tennessee from 1994-2008. Trooper Taylor was an assistant with the Vols from 2004-07.
  • DL coach at North Carolina from 1988-93. Tommy Thigpen played linebacker for the Tar Heels from 1989-92.

Lorenzo Costantini - UAB Defensive Line Coach
  • DL coach at Central Florida from 2000-03, working under Gene Chizik, who was the defensive coordinator, for two seasons.
  • Played at UTEP from 1986-90, where he was a teammate of Jeff Grimes, who was an offensive lineman for the Miners from 1987-90.

DeMarco McNeil - Birmingham Southern Defensive Line Coach
  • Graduate assistant at Auburn in 2007 and '08. He was retained by Gene Chizik for the 2009 season until he left to join the Birmingham Southern staff.
  • Played defensive line at Auburn from 2000-03.

Other names in consideration: Mike Pelton, Louisiana-Lafayette; Steve Caldwell, Arkansas; Ted Monachino, Baltimore Ravens.

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