Former Bosses Praise New AU Coach

Scott Loeffler

Comments from Lloyd Carr and Steve Addazio are featured in this report on Scott Loeffler.

Auburn, Ala.--Scot Loeffler's former bosses at the University of Michigan and Temple University said on Sunday the Tigers made a good choice in hiring their new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

"I'm delighted for Scot and think that he is a great fit for Auburn," said Lloyd Carr, who was head coach at Michigan when Loeffler was on the staff at the Big 10 school.

"He's a bright guy that has a great passion for the game," Carr said. "Not only is he an outstanding coach, but a great recruiter. He's a great teacher and there's not a quarterback out there that wouldn't enjoy playing for him."

Carr, who was head coach of the Wolverines from 1995-2007, added, "Scot is a team guy, one of those coaches who will call a game with the mindset of doing whatever it takes to win. Some days it may be to protect the defense and some days to light it up. He will call his offense that will give the team its best chance to win.

"His strength is that he is honest and up front with players and they will respect him because he has a wonderful knowledge of the game," Carr said.

Gene Chizik announced on Sunday that Loeffler was making the move to Auburn from Temple to fill a vacancy on the Auburn staff created when Gus Malzahn was named head coach at Arkansas State.

Temple head coach Steve Addazio agrees with Carr that Auburn ade a good hire.

"I am very happy for Scot and his family," Addazio said. "This is a great opportunity for him and his career.

"We are very grateful for his contributions to Temple, and we certainly understand that when our great coaches have opportunities, it's a compliment to our program," Addazio added. "We wish Scot nothing but the best. He will always have a special place here at Temple."

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