Report: Auburn OC a “potential target” for Tulane head coaching vacancy
Auburn already lost its defensive coordinator to a head coaching job, but could the Tigers lose both top assistants in the same offseason?
Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee is considered a target for the head coaching job at Tulane, according to Scott Kushner of The Advocate. The other candidates, according to Kushner, are Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich and Appalachian State head coach Scott Satterfield.
Tulane athletic director Troy Dannen said he has already interviewed one person for the job, and has four others planned, ESPN’s Brett McMurphy reported. Dannen fired Curtis Johnson after the regular season. Johnson went 15-34 in four years with Tulane.
Lashlee, 32, has worked under Auburn coach Guz Malzahn at Arkansas State, was a graduate assistant with Arkansas and spent two seasons (2009-10) on The Plains in a previous stint at Auburn. According to a USA Today database, Lashlee had a base salary of $600,000 in 2015, which is $1 million less than departed defensive coordinator Will Muschamp and less than what offensive coordinators at LSU (Cam Cameron), Alabama (Lane Kiffin), UGA (Brian Schottenheimer) and Missouri (Josh Henson) made.
Lashlee was also reported Wednesday to be interviewing for the offensive coordinator job at Texas, but multiple reporters quickly refuted the report.