A pair of recent Auburn Tiger football players are continuing their climb up the coaching ladder.
As had been previously reported as a possibility, Middle Tennessee State announced this past Sunday that Kodi Burns has been hired as Rick Stockstill‘s wide receivers coach. Burns spent 2013 as an offensive graduate assistant at AU. Prior to that, he served in the same position under Gus Malzahn at Arkansas State.
Burns, who played receiver for the Tigers from 2007-10, will be entering his first season as a position coach.
“Kodi was everything I was looking for in a coach,” Stockstill said in a statement. “He has enthusiasm, energy, passion, and will do a great job relating to our players. I am anxious for him to get started and excited about having him in the program.”
In addition to the news involving Burns, one of his former teammates, Ryan Pugh, has been added as a graduate assistant on Les Miles‘ coaching staff at LSU. Pugh, who started 45 games at center for the AU Tigers from 2007-10, will help with LSU’s offensive line. LSU’s current line coach, Jerry Grimes, was Pugh’s position coach at AU his last two years.
Pugh has been a grad assistant the past three years, with stops at AU (2012), Virginia Tech (2013) and Cincinnati (2014). While Pugh was at Tech, Grimes was the Hokies’ line coach.