Auburn adds former Ole Miss, NFL assistant as offensive line coach
Auburn has found its replacement for the outgoing J.B. Grimes. The Tigers have hired Jack Bicknell Jr., the former offensive line coach at Ole Miss, to the same position.
Bicknell joined the Ole Miss staff in 2017, where he remained until 2019. Prior to that, from 2009-2015, he was an assistant coach in the NFL with the Giants, Chiefs, Steelers and Dolphins. He is also known for his stint as the head coach at Louisiana Tech, where he went 43-52 from 1999-2006. He then joined the Boston College staff as its offensive line coach from 2007-2008.
“Auburn has always been known as a blue-collar, hard-working team that has achieved a tremendous amount of success,” Bicknell said in a statement. “I am very appreciative of Coach Malzahn for this opportunity. He and Coach Morris are very well respected offensive minds in the game of football and I can’t wait to work with them and the rest of the Auburn staff.”
Bicknell takes over for Grimes, who resigned on Jan. 7 following his second stint in the position.