Chip Lindsey is heading back to the SEC, and it comes with a raise.
The new Auburn offensive coordinator reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with a base salary of $700,000, according to 247Sports’ Brandon Marcello. Lindsey made $650,000 last year at Arizona State, according to USA Today‘s coaching salaries database.
Lindsey was officially announced as Auburn’s new offensive coordinator on Saturday after spending last season at Arizona State. Prior to a one-year stint in Tempe, Ariz., Lindsey served as Southern Miss’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for two seasons.
He was an offensive analyst for the Tigers during their 2013 national title run.
“My family and I are very excited to return to Auburn and our home state,” Lindsey said in a statement. “Both are very special places to us. I looking forward to reuniting with Coach Malzahn and his staff. They are great coaches and great people. I look forward to being part of something special and helping Auburn win championships.”
Last season, Arizona State ranked as the Pac-12’s No. 9 total offense, averaging 390.8 yards per game.
The Sun Devils averaged 33.3 points per game (No. 6 in the Pac-12), and placed as the conference’s No. 10 rushing offense (131.5 yards per game) and No. 6 passing offense (259.3 ypg).