Auburn hires Loeffler as offensive coordinator

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AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Auburn has hired former Temple offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler to run its offense.

The Tigers announced Sunday that Loeffler (LEFF-ler) will replace Gus Malzahn, who left to become head coach at Arkansas State.

The former Michigan quarterback has worked with six future NFL passers during his college career, including Tom Brady and Tim Tebow.

Loeffler spent the 2008 season in the NFL as Detroit's quarterbacks coach and coached Tebow at Florida.

Loeffler will try to turn around an offense that Malzahn and quarterback Cam Newton turned into one of the nation's best en route to the national title two seasons ago. With inconsistent quarterback play, the Tigers slipped to 100th in total offense last season.

The Owls went 9-4 and Loeffler's offense ranked seventh nationally in rushing.