Rumors are swirling around the open Auburn offensive coordinator position, but the newest name in the rumor mill is a bit surprising.

According to 247Sports, the leader in the race to replace the departed Rhett Lashlee could be Texas A&M OC Noel Mazzone:

However, because Mazzone has a $600K buyout per season left on his contract and is signed through 2018, he’d have to pay $1.2 million to the Aggies in order to leave for another SEC squad.

That means Auburn would have to make quite an offer to make the school’s old offensive coordinator return in 2017:

Whether Auburn really wants Mazzone back that badly remains to be seen. That’s quite a price to pay for a coordinator.