Harbison to join Auburn staff


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According to the site, Auburn Undercover, Charlie HarbisonCharlie Harbison
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has decided to join the new staff at Auburn. Harbison participated in Clemson's first bowl practice on Saturday.

UPDATE: TigerNet has been able to independently confirm that Harbison is leaving the Clemson coaching staff for Auburn. There is no word yet if he will coach for Clemson in the bowl game.

Harbison will be named as Auburn's co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach.

Harbison Bio
• In his second tour of duty at Clemson. He served as defensive backs coach under Head Coach Tommy West from 1995-97.
• Clemson was in the top 26 in the nation in pass efficiency defense in 2009 and 2010.
• Coached first-team All-American DeAndre McDaniel in 2009 and 2010. McDaniel led the ACC and was tied for third in the nation in interceptions (8) in 2009. He was also named First-Team All-ACC both seasons.
• Named one of nation's top-25 recruiters by Rivals.com in 2010.
• Helped Clemson to a top-25 final ranking and the ACC Atlantic Division title in 2009. Clemson had 21 interceptions, fifth-most in Tiger history and tied for fifth-most in the nation. Clemson was #7 nationally in pass defense.
• Coached great players in the 1990s at Clemson, including eight-time Pro Bowl selection Brian Dawkins. He was an All-American and led the ACC in interceptions in Harbison's first year at Clemson (1995).
• Came to Clemson from Mississippi State, where he was defensive coordinator and safeties coach. He helped Mississippi State to the Liberty Bowl in 2007. The Bulldogs were seventh in the nation in pass defense and 20th in the nation in pass efficiency defense.
• Has had two tours of duty at Alabama (1998-00, 2003-06). He helped Alabama to five bowl games in seven total years, including the 1999 season when the Crimson Tide won the SEC title and played Michigan in the Orange Bowl. Alabama finished ranked #8 in the nation that year. He coached defensive backs in his first tour of duty and wide receivers the second time around at Alabama.
• Coached at Louisiana State under Head Coach Nick Saban in 2001 and 2002. The 2001 team won the SEC title and ranked #7 in the final AP poll with a 10-3 record.
• Started his coaching career at Gardner-Webb in 1984.
• Has experience coaching in the Arena Football League and World League of American Football.

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spacer Football Update: Report: Harbison to join Auburn staff
Crump®
spacer I would let Venables make the DB coach hire.....
jch81
spacer Yes***
franc1968®
spacer I thought he was going to texas tech ;^)***
tigerboy98
spacer Nope, FSU ;^)***
pob®
spacer Our Staff
SpillerROH28
spacer NO TO TOMMY THIGPEN
Prime T. Tiger
spacer Blessing in disguise
Cedceb
spacer Re: Blessing in disguise
TracyH79
spacer So where was the ball dropped...
franc1968®
spacer You saw it. Maybe you answered your own question.***
SOLOS®
spacer I don't think any of us know...
franc1968®
spacer Yeah, hard to judge these late night rumors. Totally agree
SOLOS®
spacer Sounds good to me***
franc1968®
spacer why can't you "coach up" what you have....our sec
Graphic Tiger®
spacer Re: Blessing in disguise
CreoleTiger
spacer Took four posts
GrayBengal®
spacer "Couldn't coach a lick"?
Ridge Creek
spacer Re: Blessing in disguise
DUFFER®
spacer Donnell Wofford please pick up the orange courtesy phone.
Baltimore Tiger®
spacer Re: Donnell Wofford please pick up the orange courtesy phone.
Bryanttiger®
spacer I don't know if he can coach, but...
franc1968®
spacer Re: Donnell Wofford please pick up the orange courtesy phone.
ArchieOCampbell
spacer Yeah. The guy I'd like to see here is Donnell Wolford.
David78®
spacer If we were to go with a former player......
1983Grad®
spacer Re: Football Update: Report: Harbison to join Auburn staff
Tiger Contractor
spacer Played a major role in recruiting Jayron Kearse
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer All I ever hear players talk about is "Coach Cheese"
Clearwater_Tiger
spacer Re: Football Update: Report: Harbison to join Auburn staff
Tigerbalm1®
spacer Excellent recruiter, but a change needed to be made there.
Smiling Tiger®
spacer HELLO BRIAN DAWKINS!!!!***
He Hate Me
spacer this will work.
sgt tiger®
spacer Not going happen
Prime T. Tiger
spacer will they be needing a S/C coach? I've got a great one for
Graphic Tiger®
spacer Re: will they be needing a S/C coach? I've got a great one for
Melclem
spacer Do you risk a Trooper Taylor hire? I mean u pretty much get
WALLACE
spacer YES. Would absolutely take him
Cedceb
spacer Right. Let's bring in the NEXUS of the AU-burn investigation***
SOLOS®
spacer Trooper is terrible and might get removed by NCAA
Tiger04DMD
spacer Forget Dawkins, talk about real candidates
Tiger04DMD
spacer Re: Trooper is terrible and might get removed by NCAA
Litefoot®
spacer to quote my friend and mentor
talegater
spacer Would like to see DAWKINS fill this position***
cu81grad
spacer Dylan Sumner-Gardner would too***
TX Tiger®
spacer Sorry..
Prime T. Tiger
spacer DB have not done well in a awhile.
ChickensHater
spacer not true... they were very good a couple years ago***
camcgee®
spacer Dawkins gets paid plenty by ESPN. Wont take a 300k job.
ArmyRanger28®
spacer Depends how much money he already has and how much he loves
clemsonstud05®
spacer Re: Football Update: Report: Harbison to join Auburn staff
Melclem
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