The ever-shifting list of candidates for Auburn’s vacated defensive coordinator position has been updated with some additional reporting by 247Sports.

Auburn’s defensive coordinator wish list now┬áincludes Penn State defensive coordinator Bob Shoop, South Florida defensive coordinator Tom Allen and Louisville defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, according to 247Sports.

The team has taken its time in replacing defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, who left Auburn after just one season.

Granted, Muschamp got offered a head coaching job at South Carolina. But there were reports that he wouldn’t return to Auburn regardless, and then more reports that Auburn struck out in an attempt to lure Charles Kelly from Florida State.

This is an important hire for Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn, who has started to come under fire in the media and among the fan base. But the list reported by 247Sports includes three respectable names. And all that matters come next season is whether Auburn made a good hire, not what it took to get there.