Rhett Lashlee leaving Auburn, takes Offensive Coordinator job at UConn

Rhett Lashlee’s time at Auburn has come to an end.

On Wednesday night, it was announced that Lashlee was leaving the Tiger program to take the same job at the University of Connecticut.

The Huskies announced the move on their Twitter page Wednesday evening and the Auburn Athletic Department confirmed the news later that night.

Coach Gus Malzahn released a statement saying, “Rhett has been a valuable asset to our program, helping Auburn to a national championship as a graduate assistant and another national championship appearance in 2013. Our offenses have achieved great success and he has been a big part of that. This is a great opportunity for Rhett to implement and run his own offense. I’ve known Rhett for two decades and he’s a man of great character and integrity and this is another step towards his goal to become a head coach.”

Lashlee took over play calling duties just a few games into the season and led a Tiger offense that led the Southeastern Conference in rushing, finished sixth in the league in scoring, and improved significantly in red-zone scoring from the start to the end of the season.

In a statement made to Auburn’s Athletic website, Lashlee said, “It’s probably one of the hardest decisions I’ve made, definitely in my professional career. Auburn’s very dear to us. I’ve spent a total of six years here, two different times. All four of our kids were born here. We just love everything about Auburn. The Auburn family is always going to be very dear to us and a part of us.”

According to multiple sources, Lashlee’s receiving a three-year deal worth $350,000.

Auburn’s search will most likely begin immediately as spring ball kicks off in less than three months.


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