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Martinez Officially Joins AU Football Staff

The long-expected hiring of Willie Martinez at Auburn has finally come to fruition.  The former Georgia defensive coordinator will be reunited with his old boss — the man he replaced at UGA — Brian VanGorder, Auburn announced today.

“This is a great opportunity to be a part of a storied program and tremendous coaching staff here at Auburn,” Martinez said via press release. “I’ve had the pleasure to know Coach (Gene) Chizik and other members of this staff for a long time and I share their energy and passion for the game of football and developing young men.  I’m appreciative of this opportunity and look forward to helping Auburn win championships in the future.”

Martinez has been a secondary coach in the past and AU has an opening at the cornerbacks position, but VanGorder said yesterday that Martinez’s official duties aren’t known yet.  He’s come to Auburn after two years on Oklahoma’s staff.


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