Auburn assistant Tim Horton has a history at Appalachian State, and one NFL Network analyst believes that could play a factor in the program’s head coach opening.

Horton coached at App State from 1990-98 before he later went on to Air Force, Kansas State and Arkansas and finally landed at Auburn in 2013. Horton’s currently the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator.

Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network tweeted that Horton could be a name to watch as App State looks to replace Scott Satterfield, who left to take the Louisville job. Jeremiah was a Mountaineers quarterback from 1998 to 2000.

At App State, Horton was part of a program that went 67-32, including Southern Conference championships in 1991 and 1995 and five NCAA Division I-AA playoff appearances.