Arizona State reportedly just lost its second employee to Auburn this week.
Associate athletic director Patrick Suddes is on his way out of Tempe to join running backs coach Kodi Burns, according to AZCentral.com‘s Doug Haller.
Suddes, who served as Alabama’s associate director of football operations from 2007 to 2013, will be Auburn’s new director of player personnel under coach Gus Malzahn.
“Good old Gus,” Arizona State coach Todd Graham told AZCentral.com’s Paola Boivin. “Gus and I are very close. Patrick is from Atlanta, Ga., and it was obviously an opportunity that he couldn’t pass up. It’s what’s best for his family. He’s been here for two years and has done a great job for us.”
A 2005 Alabama graduate, Suddes spent time with another Crimson Tide rival — LSU — as one of Nick Saban’s graduate assistants in 2004.