Phillip Lolley has been reassigned from coaching Auburn's cornerbacks to an off-the-field role with the team. Here are some potential candidates to replace him on the Tigers staff:
Willie Martinez - ex-Oklahoma Defensive Backs Coach
- DB coach at Georgia from 2001-04, when Brian VanGorder was the Bulldogs' defensive coordinator.
- DB coach at Central Michigan from 1998-2000 under VanGorder, who was the DC in 1998 and '99. Scot Loeffler was on the CMU staff in 2000 and '01 as QB coach.
- Defensive coordinator Central Florida in 1995 and '96. VanGorder was his LB coach.
Mark Collins - Atlanta Falcons Defensive Assistant
- Worked under Brian VanGorder the last two seasons with the Falcons.
- LB coach at Georgia Southern in 2006, where VanGorder was the head coach.
- Graduate assistant at Michigan in 2003 and '04, where he worked on staff with Scot Loeffler, who was the Wolverines' QB coach.
Jeff Koonz - Louisiana Tech - Linebackers Coach
- DB coach at Iowa State in 2007 and '08, where he worked on staff with Gene Chizik as well as Jay Boulware and Mike Pelton.
- Graduate assistant at Texas in 2005 and '06 under Gene Chizik, who was the Longhorns defensive coordinator.
- GA at Auburn in 2004 after starting his coaching career as a student assistant for the Tigers. Chizik was the DC at Auburn from 2002-04.