Is more change coming at Auburn?
Auburn offensive line coach J.B. Grimes, is set to interview for a position on the Cincinnati coaching staff, a source told AL.com’s Brandon Marcello.
Cincinnati is coached by former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville, who will interview Grimes on Sunday. Grimes has been an assistant under Auburn coach Gus Malzahn dating back to the tandem’s time together at Arkansas State in 2012.
A link between Grimes and Cincinnati: Grimes’ son, Nick, is a graduate assistant with the Bearcats.
If offered a position, Grimes is expected to leave Auburn and accept a job with the team, a source told Marcello.
Under Grimes, Auburn finished fifth in the SEC and No. 35 in the nation in rushing in 2015. The Tigers’ rushing attack averaged 196.31 yards per game.
In 2013, Auburn became the first SEC school to lead the nation in rushing.
Marcello named Penn State offensive line coach Herb Hand as a potential replacement for Grimes, should he leave. Hand is close friends with Malzahn and the two coached together at Tulsa.