slipadeedoodah 24 Posted January 14, 2015 Share Posted January 14, 2015 Strange things are afoot. Auburn has completed its coaching staff by hiring Alabama linebackers coach Lance Thompson away from the Crimson Tide, the school announced Wednesday morning.Thompson, a linebackers coach with a great reputation as a recruiter, will handle the linebackers for Will Muschamp, allowing the defensive coordinator to work with Travaris Robinson and coach the safeties. Thompson, who has coached at Alabama the past three seasons, has spent three separate stints in Tuscaloosa. "I'm really excited and very appreciative to be joining the Auburn football family and work with Coach Malzahn, Coach Muschamp and the entire staff," Thompson said in a release. "I have a great amount of respect for Coach Malzahn and what he represents and what he has accomplished in a short period of time." Speculation on Auburn's final coaching spot had centered around former Miami linebackers coach Micheal Barrow, but the move to get Thompson adds a coach who has worked with Muschamp before at LSU in 2002 and 2003. "I'm excited to have Lance Thompson join our staff. Lance is very familiar with Will having worked with him before," Malzahn said. "He's an outstanding coach and an outstanding recruiter who is very familiar with our state and the Southeastern Conference. Lance will be a great addition to our staff." Thompson, who began his career as a defensive line coach with Georgia Tech (1995-1998, 2001) and Alabama (1999-2000) has spent his career moving into and off of Nick Saban's staff. ... "I hope to bring my strengths to the program to help Auburn football achieve its goals of winning a national championship," Thompson said. "I'm blessed to be joining Coach Malzahn's staff and the Auburn family." http://www.al.com/sp...hompson_aw.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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