Auburn announces a defensive assistant will come with Bryan Harsin from Boise to Auburn
As Bryan Harsin continues to round out his new staff at Auburn, he plans to bring some Boise State experience with him.
Jeff Schmedding is joining Auburn’s staff as inside linebackers coach, per source, Tom Green of AL.com reported. Schmedding spent the last two seasons as Boise State’s defensive coordinator. Also coached inside linebackers last season for the Broncos.
The program later made it official.
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Harsin has already hired a host of assistants, from Mike Bobo as offensive coordinator, Derek Mason as defensive coordinator, Will Friend as offensive line coach, Cadillac Williams as running backs coach, Zac Etheridge as cornerbacks coach and Jeff Pitman as strength and conditioning coach.
Schmedding just finished his second season as the defensive coordinator and play caller for the Broncos. After he coached Boise State’s outside linebackers last season, he took over inside linebackers for the 2020 campaign.
Before Boise, Schmedding spent 15 seasons at FCS Eastern Washington, and one of his highlights came in 2018 when the Eagles’ defense was first in the FCS in defensive touchdowns scored and second in forced turnovers.
Schmedding served as EWU’s defensive coordinator from 2015-18, while he also safeties and rovers. He spent seven seasons (2008-14) as the Eagles’ special teams coordinator, coaching linebackers (2008-09), safeties and nickels (2010-14) during that time, according to his Boise bio.