Channeling his inner Gary Crowton, Auburn cornerbacks coach Phillip Lolley is leaving his position and going back into an administrative role in the program, the school announced on Tuesday.
Lolley was in his third year as cornerbacks coach under coach Gene Chizik. To some who chant “War Eagle!”, it may have been three years too many.
“We appreciate Coach Lolley and the contributions he has made to the Auburn football program in his various roles over the years,” Chizik said in a statement. “We look forward to him continuing to help with the program’s success in his new capacity.”
Lolley has been with Auburn for 13 years. He worked in strength and condition from 1999-2000 and was the secondary coach from 2000-03. From 2004-08, Lolley was AU’s Director of NFL Relations. Upon Chizik’s arrival in 2009, Lolley returned to the field as a coach.
Auburn’s most significant coaching turnover the past few months came at the coordinator spot, with OC Gus Malzahn leaving to become the head coach at Arkansas State, and DC Ted Roof ”leaving” for Central Florida and then Penn State.
Lolley’s shift now leaves one open spot on Chizik’s staff.
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