Former Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason has reportedly been hired as Auburn's defensive coordinator.
Sources: Auburn is hiring former Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason as its defensive coordinator. Should be finalized in the near future.
Multiple schools had been pursuing him for defensive coordinator jobs. Auburn is the one to ultimately land him. https://t.co/LqbofHJreW
Sources: Former Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason and South Carolina offensive coordinator Mike Bobo have emerged as the top candidates for the DC and OC jobs at #Auburn.
Auburn will hire former Vanderbilt Head Coach Derek Mason as their Defensive Coordinator.
🚨BREAKING NEWS🚨 Bryan Harsin hires Derek Mason as @AuburnFootball
’s Defensive Coordinator.
Before being the HC at Vandy, he was the DC at Stanford where his defense was No. 1️⃣ in the Pac 12 in total defense in 2012 and No. 2️⃣ in 2013.
Let’s welcome him to the Auburn Fam⬇️ https://t.co/crq302tcbW
Derek Mason, formerly head coach at Vanderbilt, has agreed to become Auburn's new defensive coordinator. He has strong ties to the SEC and the west coast ...
What type of recruiter is reported new #Auburn DC Derek Mason. "A man of powerful character & he inspires you anytime you interact with him. Recruits want to not only play for him but want him to mentor & help them grow in every way as a man.” More here: https://t.co/MqAVtDz8Pz
Mike Bobo, Will Friend AND Derek Mason all heading to The Plains.
Derek Mason to Auburn as DC
Will Muschamp to Georgia as analyst
Harbaugh’s on vacation?
Auburn’s interest in Freeman never seemed more than passing and that’s confirmed with Derek Mason being their hire for DC.
Does remove a possible candidate if Freeman decides to leave.
I am very pleased with the hire of Derek Mason as defensive coordinator. He is an excellent coordinator, a very good recruiter, and has a lot of SEC experience.
Remember Barry Odom to Arkansas last year? That worked out well and this will also.
Derek Mason is an excellent hire for Auburn. Great coach and an incredible human being.
Derek Mason was DC for Stanford for 41 games. He gave up 30+ points only 4 times. 3 of those games went into OT. (Via @lundbergn27
#Auburn news from @Mark_Schlabach
and me: Mike Bobo and Will Friend will be the next AU offensive coordinator and O-line coach, per sources. Also, Bryan Harsin targeting ex-#Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason as defensive coordinator. Deal could be done soon.
I’ve suspected Derek Mason all along. Very nice.
I am not impressed with AU’s hires today. Bobo was TERRIBLE for the Gamecocks last year and Will Friend is an even worse OL coach.
Derek Mason is the only one with with potential considering he’s a respected coach who had a bunch of suitors before he ultimately signed w/ AU.
Welcome to the plains Derek Mason! Now start recruiting.....NOW! Oh and keep Travis Williams. Thanks. #auburn #auburnfootball #hired #keeptwil #coach #defense @thewarrapport @CeasearWalker @githeartist
Derek Mason is the best coordinator hire made in the SEC so far.
Love the Derek mason hire
Some coaching news has finally leaked and it sounds like official announcements regarding Auburn staffing hires could come soon https://t.co/iyPxGvHtB8
Derek Mason used to be turnt on the field coachin a depressing Vandy team. Imagine how he gon be with some real athletes on the defensive side of the ball! I’d definitely play for him
Ranking the Auburn hires so far:
Spencer Danielson- B
Derek Mason- A+
Mike Bobo- B-
Will Friend- A-
Bryan Mclendon (if it happens)- A+
Do research!! Derek Mason wanted to stay in the south, so Michigan was never going to land him. Stop blaming everything on Harabaugh, it's annoying as hell.
🐄 college hired Mike Bobo & Derek Mason?! WOW! Recruiting is about to get really tough on both sides of the ball!
I like the hires. Derek Mason has been a top shelf candidate this entire process and I think a home run hire as well. Bobo is mildly predictable, but I think the talent will be there to achieve his offense. The recruiting all around will improve as well.