Sunday, December 9, 2012

Auburn’s Co-Defensive Coordinators Held West Virginia to 70 Points in the Orange Bowl

AUBURN--Charlie Harbison, an experienced coach and highly regarded recruiter who has spent the last 18 years coaching in the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast Conferences, has been named co-defensive coordinator at Auburn, head coach Gus Malzahn announced Sunday. Harbison, who will coach defensive backs while serving as Ellis Johnson's right-hand man on defense, spent the previous four seasons in a similar capacity at Clemson.

"Charlie is an outstanding coach and recruiter and we're excited to have him join our staff," Malzahn said. "He's very familiar with Coach Ellis Johnson, having coached together on two different staffs, which will be a tremendous asset to our defense. He is a true professional and one of the class guys in college coaching."

Since the 2009 season, Auburn posted the worst four year stretch in defensive performance in modern program history.

It looks like new head coach Gus Malzahn wants to continue that record-breaking streak, and has hired two men responsible for holding West Virginia under 100 points in the 2012 Orange Bowl.

The Bama Nation approves.

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