toddc 10,187 Posted January 21, 2022 Share Posted January 21, 2022 (edited) Auburn expected to hire Jimmy Brumbaugh as new D-line coach ByJASON CALDWELL 14 minutes ago Share1 Comments Bryan Harsin is expected to hire Auburn alum and longtime defensive assistant Jimmy Brumbaugh as the program's next defensive line coach, sources told 247Sports on Friday morning. Nick Eason left the position vacant after just one year at Auburn, taking an assistant job under Dabo Swinney at Clemson, his alma mater, earlier this month. Brumbaugh, who had 15 sacks during an All-SEC Auburn career in the late '90s, spent last season as an analyst on Oregon's staff, after he was the defensive line coach at Tennessee in 2020. He was let go by head coach Jeremy Pruitt midway through the year. After serving as LSU's strength coach during its 2008 national championship season, Brumbaugh has made six FBS stops as a defensive line coach, most notably at Kentucky. With the Wilcats from 2013-16, Brumbaugh developed three future NFL Draft picks. He mentored Bud Dupree for two seasons as the future Pittsburgh Steeler earned All-SEC honors in 2013 and 2014, while finishing in the league’s top 10 in sacks both seasons. Dupree was a first-round selection by the Pittsburgh Steelers, going No. 22 overall in 2015. Za'Darius Smith, who Brumbaugh coached in junior college and at UK, was chosen in the fourth round by the Baltimore Ravens. Smith was named to the 2020 Pro Bowl after leading the Green Bay Packers with 13.5 sacks. Overall, four defensive linemen earned All-SEC honors during his tenure with the Wildcats. Brumbaugh was part of a coaching staff that turned the Wildcat program around. Kentucky reached its first bowl game in six years in Brumbaugh’s final year with an appearance in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl. 10COMMENTS Auburn Undercover's Phillip Dukes contributed to this report. More to come.. . 1COMMENTS Auburn Undercover's Phillip Dukes contributed to this report. More to come.. Edited January 21, 2022 by toddc 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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