Former Tiger Coach Staying in the SEC

Another former Auburn assistant football coach has landed a job in the conference.

Auburn, Ala.--Greg Knox, who spent 10 years on the Auburn football staff coaching wide receivers, will stay in the Southeastern Conference for his next job.

Knox told Inside the Auburn Tigers on Wednesday that he is taking a position as running backs coach for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

"It's a great opportunity and I am looking forward to it," Knox says. "I am excited about the opportunity to coach at Mississippi State. I really enjoyed my time at Auburn and there are a lot of great people there. We had a great run and won a lot of games."

Knox says he hasn't started his new job yet with the Bulldogs, but that will happen next week. He notes that he also talked to Syracuse about a position on that staff before deciding on the Bulldogs.

Knox came to Auburn with head coach Tommy Tuberville starting with the 1999 season after coaching with Tuberville at Ole Miss from 1995-98. From 1992-94 he coached receivers and special teams at Stephen F. Austin.

The former college quarterback at Northeastern State got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant at Stephen F. Austin coaching running backs and quarterbacks in 1988-89. He coached the secondary and special teams as a graduate assistant at TCU in 1990-91.

Eddie Gran

He is the third assistant from the 2008 Auburn staff to land a job in the SEC joining Terry Price, who is coaching defensive linemen at Ole Miss, and running backs coach Eddie Gran, who is at Tennessee. Price had originally joined the new Iowa State staff under the direction of Paul Rhoads, who served as Auburn's defensive coordinator last season, but didn't stay long in Ames before moving back to the SEC.

Auburn defensive line coach Don Dunn says he is considering several possibilities and another Tuberville assistant, Steve Ensminger, has taken a position as an assistant coach close to Auburn at Smiths Station High School on the staff of SSHS head coach Mark Rose, a former Auburn tight end.

Hugh Nall, the offensive line coach under Tuberville, said he considered several coaching offers, but decided to take a position in management with a truck company in Albany, Ga.

Don Dunn (left) and Terry Price coached together on the defensive line since the 1995 season.

The only holdover from the 2008 on-the-field staff hired by new Auburn head coach Gene Chizik is James Willis, who has coached linebackers for the Tigers the past three seasons.

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