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ClaytonAU    646

Per a source, Auburn has hired North Carolina running backs coach Larry Porter as an offensive assistant, as first-reported by 247Sports ...

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Porter coached at UNC since 2014.

There he developed Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan into two of the top backs in the ACC.

Porter is known as one of the nation’s elite recruiters.

He was twice, in 2007 and 2009, named as the National Recruiter of the Year by Rivals.com
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Porter will amp up Auburn’s recruiting efforts in Louisiana, Atlanta and mainly in south Florida where he has tremendous ties.

http://auburn.247sports.com/Bolt/Breaking-Auburn-hires-Porter-51235978

 

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He will coach tight ends and H-backs in addition to becoming the program's recruiting coordinator.

"Larry is a true professional and will be a great addition to our staff,” coach Gus Malzahn said. “He is an outstanding coach with a very good history of player development and is one of the top recruiters in the country.”

https://auburn.rivals.com/news/porter-added-to-auburn-s-staff


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Larry Porter

Coaching Year-By-Year

  • 2014-present - North Carolina Running Backs Coach/Special Teams Coordinator
  • 2013 - Texas Running Backs Coach
  • 2012 - Arizona State Running Backs Coach
  • 2010-11 - Memphis Head Coach
  • 2006-09 - LSU Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs
  • 2005 - LSU Running Backs Coach
  • 2002-04 - Oklahoma State Running Backs Coach
  • 1999-2001 - Arkansas State Running Backs Coach
  • 1998 - Tennessee-Martin Running Backs Coach
  • 1996-97 - Wooddale High School Running Backs/Defensive Backs

A native of Jackson, Miss., Porter spent five years on the LSU coaching staff. He had also worked three years with LSU coach Les Miles at Oklahoma State before joining Miles in Baton Rouge in 2005. He coached the LSU running backs while also holding two key roles on staff assistant head coach and chief recruiter. Porter was elevated to the position of assistant head coach during the spring of 2006. He was twice (2007 and 2009) named as the National Recruiter of the Year by Rivals.com making him one of the top all-around assistant coaches in college football.

In his 18 years of college coaching, Porter has mentored a number of future NFL players, including Dontari Poe, Jacob Hester, Joseph Addai, Quinn Johnson, Trindon Holliday and Tatum Bell. He has been part of 10 bowl teams since 2002, including a pair of BCS bowls (2007 Sugar, 2008 BCS Championship). 

In three of his five seasons at LSU, the Tiger rushing unit averaged over 165 yards a game, including a high of 214 yards per game in 2007. That squad closed out the season ranked 11th nationally in rushing. From 2005-08, the Tigers totaled 108 rushing touchdowns, including 35 in 2007.

As LSU’s running backs coach, Porter helped develop some of the finest players at that position in LSU’s history. From 2005-09, LSU produced a 1,000-yard rusher twice Jacob Hester with 1,103 yards in 2007 and Charles Scott with 1,174 yards in 2008 as well as having five players (Hester, Joseph Addai, Quinn Johnson, Charles Scott, Trindon Holliday) selected in the NFL Draft.

Porter and the Tigers had a “running back-by-committee” approach during the national championship season in 2007. Hester led all rushers with a career-best 1,103 yards and 11 touchdowns and was a second team All-SEC selection. Williams was second on the squad with 478 yards and six scores, while Trindon Holliday was third with 364 yards and two touchdowns.

Following the 2007 season, Hester was picked in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. Hester became the fourth running back coached by Porter that has been selected among the first three rounds of the NFL Draft since 2004.

At Oklahoma State, Porter’s stable of running backs continued the tradition of “Tailback U,” as he coached 1,000-yard rushers for three-straight seasons. In 2004, Vernand Morency earned second team All-Big 12 honors after rushing for 1,474 yards, which ranked eighth in the nation, and 12 touchdowns. Morency was a third round pick of the Houston Texans in 2005.

A year earlier, Tatum Bell earned first team All-Big 12 honors with 1,286 yards and 16 touchdowns. Bell and Morency combined for 2,204 yards and 24 touchdowns for the Cowboys in 2003. Bell then went on to become a second-round draft pick by the Denver Broncos in the 2004 NFL Draft. 

Prior to his arrival in Stillwater, Porter spent three years at Arkansas State, where he coached Jonathan Adams to back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons. Under Porter’s tutelage, Adams capped his career as the second-leading rusher in Arkansas State history.

Porter began his coaching career at Wooddale High School in Memphis, Tenn., serving as head track and field coach, while assisting with the running backs and secondary on the football squad. After two years at Wooddale, Porter moved to the collegiate ranks, coaching the running backs at Tennessee Martin in 1998.

Porter lettered four years (1990-93) at Memphis, serving as co-captain of the 1993 Tiger squad, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education. Porter and his wife, Sharmane, have three children - Brandon, Omari and Olivia.

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aufan57    454
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Per a source, Auburn has hired North Carolina running backs coach Larry Porter as an offensive assistant, as first-reported by 247Sports.

Porter coached at UNC since 2014.

There he developed Elijah Hood and T.J. Logan into two of the top backs in the ACC.

Porter is known as one of the nation’s elite recruiters.

He was twice, in 2007 and 2009, named as the National Recruiter of the Year by Rivals.com

Prior to that he served one season each as an assistant at Texas and Arizona State.

He also was the head coach at Memphis from 2010-11.

Porter was the Assistant Head Coach at LSU from 2005-09. He also worked as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State and Arkansas State.

It’s still being determined if Porter will coach the running backs and the tight ends or both.

http://auburn.247sports.com/Bolt/Breaking-Auburn-hires-Porter-51235978

What is Horton's status if Porter was to coach the RB? 

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tigerfangs    133
24 minutes ago, aufan57 said:

What is Horton's status if Porter was to coach the RB? 

If Horton is asked to change positions, will it be any drop off? Horton had been fantastic at RB. I remember Hood bc we were after him, but don't know much about other backs. 

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auburnphan    573
Just now, lionheartkc said:

I'm lost here... excited to have Porter, but why are we replacing our best position coach?

Staff needed a top recruiter, period.  Horton already coaches returners for special teams, by the way

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lionheartkc    3,753
Just now, auburnphan said:

Staff needed a top recruiter, period.  Horton already coaches returners for special teams, by the way

Don't disagree with that, but the last thing we need to do is give Horton an excuse to leave.  He's a top recruiter, too... and his record as a running backs coach speaks for itself.

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auburnphan    573
10 minutes ago, lionheartkc said:

Don't disagree with that, but the last thing we need to do is give Horton an excuse to leave.  He's a top recruiter, too... and his record as a running backs coach speaks for itself.

Horton has been looking around for years.  I would move Horton to WR coach and Special Teams, Kodi to TE/ Assistant special teams

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AU64    1,706

So Chiz just left UNC ...I'm guessing to move back to Auburn where apparently he still has his home..  Wonder if he had anything to do with this?

But however it happened....looks like a very good move. 

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au_bsci_04    178

Scheme and blocking have been a huge reason why our backs have been successful under CGM. I don't expect that to change with new RB coach. But there is no denying the upgrade in recruiting between Fountain and Porter. And as WDE said, Horton was already coaching returners. Worst case is we still need to hire a TE/ST coach if Horton leaves. Best case is Horton stays and moves to TE/ST and continues his good coaching and recruiting in North AL.

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JoeinPF    22

Porter also coached ST @ NC. 

IMHO Porter gets ST's and Kodi/CCL split TE's.

Then when the day comes, and we know it will, when Horton gets an OC offer Porter can shift over.

But for 2018 and hopefully a few years beyond, again IMHO the combo of Horton & Porter is hands down the best 1-2 combo we've had. I would rather have them than Craig & Crime Dog.

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CR    91

According to USA Today Porter was making 279 grand at UNC. He will be getting a pretty significant bump at AU I suspect.

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augolf1716    2,771
31 minutes ago, auburnphan said:

Horton has been looking around for years.  I would move Horton to WR coach and Special Teams, Kodi to TE/ Assistant special teams

Wouldn't be shocked if he's leaves

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Gowebb11    507

This is a Wolf 🐺 hire. Boom, Gus!

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auburnphan    573
12 minutes ago, augolf1716 said:

Wouldn't be shocked if he's leaves

Agree, I hinted as much in the Fountain thread, just gonna say there are some pretty nice RB coach job openings

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JDUBB4AU    277

I call a top 5 class for this cycle. Recruiter and developer . Great job Gus and Co 

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AU64    1,706
20 minutes ago, augolf1716 said:

Wouldn't be shocked if he's leaves

He's apparently been trying...but JMO, the clock ticks on these guys and if years pass and they are looking without success, it becomes harder...or they have to lower their sights.  Again JMO but often they start looking too high...and are sometimes not realistic.  Whatever.....hard to imagine him at AU after this season.  

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