College Football

Auburn hires Lindsey as off. coordinator

Auburn offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey talks to reporters Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in Auburn, Ala. (Todd J. Van Emst/Opelika-Auburn News via AP)

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has a new offensive coordinator and quarterback, and is hoping that combination helps fuel a passing revival.

Malzahn hired Chip Lindsey as coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Saturday, handing him the reins of an offense that has sputtered in the passing game since the 2013 Southeastern Conference championship season. Transfer quarterback Jarrett Stidham, meanwhile, got a huge ovation when he was among the football newcomers introduced at halftime of Auburn's basketball game against Alabama.

"I think we're in as good a spot offensively as any other time I've been at Auburn," Malzahn said after the game.

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