Auburn is reportedly looking to potentially hire Texas A&M offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone to take over play-calling duties for the Tigers.
According to Travis Haney of 247Sports, the Auburn Tigers are in the market for a new offensive coordinator, and Texas A&M OC Noel Mazzone is potentially the leading candidate for the job.
Sources tell @247Sports that Texas A&M OC Noel Mazzone in mix – and could be leader – in Auburn OC search.
— Travis Haney (@travhaney) January 19, 2017
Mazzone previously served as Auburn’s offensive coordinator from 1999 to 2001, but left for the offensive coordinator position at Oregon State in 2002. He’s bounced around to several places since then, including a brief stint as the New York Jets wide receiver coach from 2006-2008. 2016 was his first year as OC for the Aggies.
If Mazzone were to leave the Aggies for another SEC school, he’d owe 100 percent of his remaining base salary—a steep $1.2 million.
Mazzone earned $965,000 last year, and is scheduled to earn $600,000 this year with a retention bonus of $200,000 each of the next two years.
According to Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle, Mazzone will not be leaving his job at Texas A&M.
Noel Mazzone isn't leaving his job as Texas A&M offensive coordinator for same job at Auburn, insider tells @HoustonChron.
— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) January 19, 2017