Report: Pruitt interviewed Chip Lindsey, he and Freeze are top choices

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After interviewing former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze earlier this week in Memphis, Jeremy Pruitt interviewed Auburn offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey on Thursday, according to a report. 

Freeze and Lindsey are believed to be Pruitt’s top two choices to replace offensive coordinator Tyson Helton, who was officially hired on Tuesday as the new head coach at Western Kentucky.

Pruitt is expected to make a decision in the next 24-48 hours, the report says. 

According to Chris Low of ESPN, Lindsey believes his offense was ‘handcuffed’ by Gus Malzahn this season and wants out of that situation at Auburn.

Lindsey currently makes around $800,000 as the Tigers’ offensive coordinator.

The third name mentioned is Eliah Drinkwitz, who is the current offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at N.C. State, a position he’s held since 2016. 

Forum discussionLindsay interviewed, Freeze/Drinkwitz on leaderboard, hoping 24-48 hours for hire (Brice)


 

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