Source tells FootballScoop Chip Lindsey plans to make BYU offensive line coach Ryan Pugh his offensive coordinator and plans to promote Troy outside linebackers coach Brandon Hall to defensive coordinator. Additionally, source tells FootballScoop Brian Blackmon is expected to be retained and will serve as special teams coordinator.
Pugh, who played Center at Auburn 2007-10, served as a grad assistant at Auburn, Virginia Tech, Cincinnati and LSU; before going with Frank Wilson to UTSA as offensive line coach. When his mentor Jeff Grimes got the offensive coordinator position at BYU, Pugh went as his offensive line coach for this past season.
The 2018 season was Hall’s first season at Troy (outside linebackers / special teams) after having served the past four seasons as co-defensive coordinator (safeties) at Jacksonville State. Hall spent the 2012 season as Gus Malzahn’s safeties coach at A-State and went with Gus to Auburn in an off the field role.
Source adds that Brian Blackmon is expected to be retained and will serve as special teams coordinator. Blackmon, who joined Neal Brown’s staff before this past season, has previous experience at Auburn and is best known for his eight season run as head coach / athletic director at Opelika High.
Source adds that Lindsey is expected to retain receivers coach Cornelius Williams on the offensive side of the ball and Bam Hardmon (inside linebackers) on the defensive side of the ball.
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