Bryan Harsin to hire defensive line coach who's a veteran of the SEC, per report
Bryan Harsin has filled his defensive line coach vacancy by reaching out to an assistant with SEC experience.
Longtime defensive assistant Jimmy Brumbaugh will be the program’s next defensive line coach, sources told 247Sports on Friday morning. Nick Eason left the position vacant after just one year at Auburn, and recently took an assistant job under Dabo Swinney at Clemson, his alma mater.
Brumbaugh’s last position in the SEC came at Tennessee, where Jeremy Pruitt fired him immediately after a loss to Kentucky during the 2020 season. Brumbaugh went to Oregon after he was let go at Tennessee, and he became an analyst for the Ducks.
Brumbaugh was an effective pass rusher as an All-SEC Auburn career in the late 1990s.
Brumbaugh worked as LSU’s strength coach during its 2008 national championship season, but has also coached at Louisiana Tech, Syracuse, East Mississippi Community College, Kentucky, Maryland and Colorado.
At Kentucky, Brumbaugh was part of a coaching staff that turned the Wildcat program around. Kentucky reached its first bowl game in six years in Brumbaugh’s final year with an appearance in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl.
Brumbaugh played on the defensive line at Auburn from 1995 until 1999. During his playing career at Auburn, he had 291 tackles and 15 sacks and was named second-team All-SEC as a sophomore in 1996 and first-team All-SEC accolades in 1997.