Report names 3 candidates to interview for Auburn head coaching job
The search for the new head coach of the Auburn football team continues to roll on as the program searches for a replacement for the fired Gus Malzahn.
And according to FootballScoop.com, the upcoming weekend should be a busy one. A trio of candidates is said to be headed to interview for the position: Louisiana head coach Billy Napier, Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott, and Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.
That list is set to include Auburn defensive coordinator and current interim head coach Kevin Steele, who has been with the program since 2016.
All of the reported candidates have head coaching experience except Elliott, who has been on the Clemson staff since 2011. Napier, 27-11 in 3 seasons at the helm of the Ragin’ Cajuns, knows the SEC well from his 2 stints at Alabama, while Sarkisian, Nick Saban’s offensive coordinator in Tuscaloosa, has been in his role since last year and before that combined for a 46-35 mark at Washington and Southern Cal between 2009-2015. As for Steele, this would be his first head coaching role in nearly 20 years as he formerly was in charge at Baylor, going 9-36 during a tenure that spanned from 1999 to 2002.