Tracy Rocker is an Auburn legend, winning both the Lombardi Award and Outland Trophy award back in the 1988 season, the first SEC player ever to do so.
The former defensive linemen has been in the coaching ranks since his playing days ended. Most recently, he was the defensive line coach at the University of South Carolina.
Rocker appears to be ready to make another move. Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports reports that the Alabama’s state Sports Hall of Famer is set to join the coaching staff at Auburn.
Former Auburn DL great Tracy Rocker, who won the Outland and Lombardi Trophies, is in the mix to return to the Tigers staff under new HC Bryan Harsin, per source. The South Carolina DL coach was the Tigers D-line coach when they won the national title.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 13, 2021
As Feldman points out in the tweet, Rocker was on the coaching staff at Auburn when they won the national title back in the 2011 season. He then left Auburn to join the Tennessee Titans coaching staff, but now he will make a return to his alma mater.
Rocker will join the staff of new head coach Bryan Harsin, who was hired back on December 20th. The program fired Gus Malzahn after a 6-5 season.
Harsin comes to Auburn after leading Boise State to a 5-2 mark this past season, finishing second in the Mountain West.