After Auburn hired Will Muschamp as defensive coordinator in 2015, five of the Tigers’ defensive backs left the program. One of those players was former three-star safety Mackenro Alexander, and on Saturday, his twin brother shed some light on the case.
“He just didn’t like the situation (at Auburn),” Mackensie Alexander, a former Clemson defensive back, told AL.com’s Brandon Marcello at the NFL combine. “There was too much favoritism where he was at and he didn’t like it, so he made the move.”
Mackenro Alexander transferred from Auburn to Northeast Mississippi Community College last summer and went on to record 29 tackles in seven games. The 5-foot-11, 203-pounder is currently training in Florida and intends to announce his future plans after completing one more class at NEMCC.
“I want to tell you guys but it’s going to be a big surprise to everybody,” Mackenzie Alexander said. “He will be comfortable real soon and going to go play for somebody, a big-time school.”
Per Marcello, Alexander struggled to play the “star” position — a hybrid safety/linebacker — for former defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson and didn’t see the field in 2014. The Tigers have had three defensive coordinators since Alexander joined Auburn in 2013.