Tulsa's Graham On Auburn's List

A new name whose team has put up huge offensive numbers this season is under consideration for the Auburn job.

A successful coach at Tulsa for the last two seasons, Todd Graham is now in the mix for the Auburn head coaching position sources tell Inside The Auburn Tigers.

Just finishing his second season with the Golden Hurricane, Graham's team is 10-3 and heading to the GMAC Bowl to face Ball State in Mobile. His two-year record at Tulsa is 20-7.

In three seasons as a head coach Graham is 27-13 and has taken his teams to three consecutive bowl games. Last season Tulsa finished 10-4 with a 63-7 win over Bowling Green in the GMAC Bowl.

This season Tulsa's offense has been putting up impressive numbers with former Arkansas assistant coach Gus Malzahn the offensive coordinator.

Tulsa is averaging 47.4 points per game with 254.8 rushing yards per game and 310.2 passing. The Golden Hurricane has scored 37 rushing touchdowns and 44 passing TDs.

This season Tulsa scored 35 or more points in 10 games.

Before going to Tulsa, Graham coached one season at Rice. In his first season as a collegiate head coach, Graham took over an Owls team that went just 1-11 in 2005 and turned things around to 7-6 in 2006 with the team's first bowl game in 45 years.

Prior to that Graham was an assistant at Tulsa for three seasons where he helped the Golden Hurricane to Top 25 finishes in all three seasons against the pass as a secondary coach and defensive coordinator.

Graham got his collegiate coaching start for Rich Rodriguez at West Virginia in 2001. He coached linebackers before moving to a co-coordinator position for the 2002 season.

Graham went to West Virginia after a successful stint as a high school coach in Texas. In six years at Allen High his teams won two region championships and made the playoffs five times.


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