Harbison Out As Auburn's Safeties Coach

After two years with Gus Malzahn's coaching staff, Charlie Harbison is not returning for the Tigers.

Auburn, Ala.--Both of the defensive backs coaches brought to Auburn to work on Ellis Johnson’s staff won’t be a part of Will Muschamp’s defensive staff for the 2015 Auburn football season.

Veteran safeties coach Charlie Harbison won’t be back for the Tigers next season. Harbison made the move to Auburn from Clemson to join Johnson for the 2013 season. Johnson was fired as defensive coordinator following Auburn’s regular season-ending loss to Alabama.

"I want to thank Charlie for his contributions to our program," said coach Gus Malzahn. "He was a true professional that was a positive example for our players."

Former Auburn player Travaris Robinson, who coached on Muschamp’s staff at Florida, is expected to start his new job at Auburn this week coaching cornerbacks. Robinson wrapped up his duties as a member of the Florida staff on Saturday as the Gators defeated East Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl.

Malzahn hasn’t announced any other changes to the coaching staff. After his team’s 34-31 loss to Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl, the head coach said he would announce any staff changes as soon as possible.

Charlie Harbison

Prior to coming to Auburn, Harbison coached at Clemson from 2009-12 and also coached at three other SEC programs. He was at Mississippi State from 2007-08, Alabama from 2003-06, LSU from 2001-02 and Alabama from 1998-2000. Harbison started coaching at his alma mater, Gardner-Webb, during the 1984 season.


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