Nall Promoted, Ensminger Hired To Coach QBs

Auburn, Ala.--Tommy Tuberville has promoted Hugh Nall to offensive coordinator of the Auburn University football team and hired Steve Ensminger as quarterback coach. The head coach made the announcement on Tuesday.

Nall has spent the last eight seasons as a member of Tuberville's staff at two colleges. From 1995-98, he was theoffensive line coach at Ole Miss and has held the same position at Auburn since 1999.

Hugh Nall (left) talks with his former player Kendall Simmons, a rookie with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"I have coached with Hugh for eight seasons and know he will do a great job as our coordinator," Tuberville said. "His knowledge of our offense will be key in the transition. We will continue running the same offense as we did last season and Hugh will be responsible for developing each week's game plans as well as continuing to work with our offensive line."

Nall was the offensive line coach (1989-94) and associate head coach as well as the defensive line coach (1993-94) at Texas Christian. He also served as offensive line coach at Georgia Southern from 1981-84 after playing at the University of Georgia.

"I appreciate the opportunity Coach Tuberville has given me and I am looking forward to directing our offense," Nall said. "I believe we have a solid offensive system in place that can help us win championships. I feel extremely fortunate that I will be working with the finest offensive assistant coaches in the country."

Ensminger was offensive coordinator at Texas A&M when Tuberville was the defensive coordinator there. He has experience in the SEC as a quarterback at LSU and QB coach at Georgia.

Ensminger, who coached on the collegiate level for 16 seasons, has spent the last three years as a high school coach in Louisiana. As an assistant at West Monroe in 2002, he helped guide the team to a runner-up finish in the state championship. He was the head coach at Central High School in Baton Rouge in 2000-01.

The new quarterback coach replaces Bobby Petrino, who left Auburn to take the post as head coach at Louisville.

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