Auburn brought assistant coach Wesley McGriff back this offseason after he was fired as the Ole Miss defensive coordinator.
Now, he’s back on The Plains, and eager to stick around for a long time. In fact, McGriff said on Tuesday that he’d like to retire in Auburn.
Per Rivals.com, McGriff wants to finish out his professional career as a member of the Auburn coaching staff:
“You know, Auburn’s a first-class program,” said McGriff before a speaking engagement with the Dallas County Auburn club. “It’s always been a place I wanted to coach in my coaching career. Had a chance to do it in ’16, and to have the chance to come back, it’s hard to turn down.
“And to add to that point, I’m going to retire in Auburn. That’s going to be my ‘forever spot.’ I was actually there when the opportunity became available. To be back at Auburn, and to be with those guys, Coach (Kevin) Steele and (Gus) Malzahn, it’s a no-brainer. I’m blessed to have the opportunity and I’m looking forward to the season.”
McGriff will be the Tigers’ secondary coach this season. How long he stays in that role remains to be seen, but he seems happy with his return to Auburn.