Chip Lindsey and Rhett Lashlee are no strangers.
Lindsey, Auburn’s new offensive coordinator, served as an offensive analyst for the Tigers during their 2013 season that ended in a national championship loss. Lashlee, the offensive coordinator at the time, spoke to AuburnUndercover’s Brandon Marcello about why he thinks it’s a great hire for Auburn.
“Chip is a great friend and very good football coach,” Lashlee told Marcello. “He will do excellent with the talent in place and I have no doubt lead the Auburn offense to great success this fall. Chip is an even better person with the utmost integrity. I’m really happy for he and his family.”
He also took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to congratulate his former co-worker on the new job.
Congrats @CoachLindseyWDE ! Proud for you and your family. Big things ahead!
— Rhett Lashlee (@rhettlashlee) January 21, 2017
Lashlee unexpectedly left Auburn earlier this month to take the same position at UConn under Randy Edsall. Lindsey’s name had come up in connection with the job almost immediately after Lashlee’s departure was announced.
After his run with Auburn in 2013, Lindsey took a job as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Southern Miss, where he worked for two seasons before taking the offensive coordinator position at Arizona State prior to the 2016 season.