January 07, 2016

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn has hired New Orleans Saints assistant Wesley McGriff as secondary coach and co-defensive coordinator and promoted Travis Williams to linebackers coach.

Auburn announced the moves Thursday, two days after formally introducing new defensive coordinator Kevin Steele.

A 25-year coaching veteran, McGriff spent the last three seasons as the Saints secondary coach. He was co-defensive coordinator at Mississippi in 2012.

McGriff also spent a season at Vanderbilt and four years as the University of Miami's secondary coach. The Hurricanes ranked second in the nation in pass defense in 2010. His other coaching stops include Kentucky and Baylor.

Williams, a former Auburn linebacker, spent the past two seasons as a defensive analyst for the Tigers.

He played in six games during three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons from 2006-08.

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