Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee has been a hot name in college football since taking over play calling duties from head coach Gus Malzahn.
And even though things came crashing down for the Tigers offense in a 13-7 loss to Georgia on Saturday, the 33-year-old offensive mind is still considered a hot commodity on the coaching market.
On Sunday, Georgia State announced the firing of head coach Trent Miles after a 2-8 start to the season for the Atlanta-based Sun Belt program. The announcement immediately led to speculation on who might be the next coach for the program that soon will call former Atlanta Braves stadium Turner Field home.
According to ESPN.com’s Adam Rittenburg, Rhett Lashlee is among those considered to be potential candidates for the role.
Along with Lashlee, Rittenburg also cited the following list of coaches as candidates for the role: Maryland OC Walt Bell, Charleston Southern coach Jamey Chadwell, South Florida co-OC David Reaves, Jacksonville State coach John Grass and Arizona State OC Chip Lindsey.
Prior to the disappointing loss at Sanford Stadium, Auburn had won six consecutive games. From a play-calling perspective, Lashlee has received a good deal of credit for his role in that winning streak.