Auburn Tigers Cornerbacks Coach Phillip Lolley Taking Administrative Position

Kevin McGradySenior Writer IFebruary 8, 2012

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10:  Challenger, a Bald Eagle circles the stadium during the national anthem for the Tostitos BCS National Championship Game between the Oregon Ducks and Auburn Tigers at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Auburn cornerback coach Phillip Lolley is stepping back into an administrative position, opening up a position on the staff for a defensive backs coach. The Auburn secondary has not progressed at the rate desired over the last three seasons.

This recent event leaves Auburn with completely new coaching for the linebackers and defensive backs for the 2012 season. It is currently unknown who might be targeted to fill this attractive position on one of the best coaching staffs in the nation.

There is currently no list of official targets to fill this staff position, but it can be assumed the position will be filled prior to spring training. This move is likely part of the ongoing overall evaluation of the Auburn defense by incoming defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder.