In surprising news Wednesday night, Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee reportedly will leave for the same position at UConn.
Lashlee was a major part of the Tigers’ 8-5 season and Sugar Bowl berth. He’s considered one of the more talented coordinators in the SEC.
The internet had plenty to say about the move. Here’s a sampling of the reactions:
— Reginald Walker Jr. (@RWalk13) January 12, 2017
If this report is true, Rhett Lashlee leaving auburn to join UConn staff is big news. Great young OC. Huge get #UConnFootball
— Josh Schilberg (@Jschil30) January 12, 2017
So Rhett Lashlee Left Auburn To Be The OC At UCONN ??. Not Head Coach But OC ?? Ohhh Well Gus Can Still Call Plays
— X (@teamswish__2) January 12, 2017
Rhett Lashlee is a good dude, smart coach. He's taking a pay cut to go to UConn. Days seemed to be numbered at Auburn.
— Brandon Marcello (@bmarcello) January 12, 2017
This is odd, because the name Rhett Lashlee SCREAMS the SEC, not New England
Now Auburn's new OC will be a guy named Murph or Sully https://t.co/S8sZpIyHcu
— Brian Dean (@DoctahDean) January 12, 2017