Auburn football's director of player personnel leaves for job on Georgia Southern staff

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  • Bryan Harsin
    American football player and coach
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    American football coach

AUBURN — Ryan Smith, Auburn football's director of player personnel, is leaving the program for Clay Helton's new Georgia Southern staff, according to a report from Footballscoop.com.

Smith was hired by Auburn first-year coach Bryan Harsin in March, but it wasn't his first time at Auburn: In 2018, Smith worked as a personnel assistant for former coach Gus Malzahn. A Baylor graduate, he has also had stints at North Carolina and Division II Angelo State in Texas.

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Helton, a former Auburn quarterback, was fired by USC in September after spending parts of seven years as the Trojans' head coach. He was announced as Georgia Southern's hire Nov. 2.

This article originally appeared on Montgomery Advertiser: Auburn football staffer leaves for Georgia Southern

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