Jake Thornton set to join Hugh Freeze's staff as offensive line coach




 

It appears that not EVERY coach at Ole Miss is safe from Auburn.

According to a report by Matt Zenitz of On3, Ole Miss offensive line coach Jake Thornton is set to take on the same role at Auburn under Hugh Freeze. He joins Ben Aigamaua (tight ends coach), and Jeremy Garrett (defensive line coach) as new hires to the staff. Cadillac Williams, Zac Etheridge, and Christian Robinson are the only coaches retained from Bryan Harsin's staff.

Auburn's biggest need on offense is an improvement to the offensive line, and Thornton has the capability to get that done. His offensive line at Ole Miss this season played a role in the Rebels' gaining 491 yards per game, which is third-best in the SEC. Ole Miss gained an SEC-best 262 yards per game on the ground.

He will need time to develop Auburn's linemen into the quality of Ole Miss', as several of Auburn's front will be graduating including Killian Zierer and Brandon Council.

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Story originally appeared on Auburn Wire

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