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Auburn Assistant Coach Discusses Coming Back To The Plains

Auburn football coach has come back to his alma mater
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Watching Auburn assistants meet with the media can be telling.

The way coaches define their experiences on the Plains will be different, from coach to coach. Regardless of the person being interviewed, there's a passion for Auburn, and probably none more than co-defensive coordinator and safeties coach Charles Kelly. There's good reason for him being that way.

Per the Auburn athletics website, he is a former defensive back from 1986-1989. In 1990, he became a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in secondary math education. Kelly also came back to be a graduate assistant in 1993.

Just over 30 years later, Kelly is a part of the Auburn family again. Here's part of his interview yesterday. 

While videoing Kelly and listening to him answer questions, another theme emerged. Kelly is at ease with being back home. It's evident with his answers, tone, and body language. 

"First of all, it's been great to be back here," Kelly began the interview. "I've seen a lot of people that I have not seen in a long time. You know, when you're in this coaching business, a lot of times you move to different places.

"I guess it's been 1993, 1994, since I've had a chance to come back here and coach. So it's been really good. I'm very thankful for coach (Hugh) Freeze for giving me the opportunity. It's a great group of coaches that I have the opportunity to work with." 

It's easy to notice how comfortable he is during the following video: