Rocker to return to Auburn as assistant coach

Published 4:32 pm Monday, January 12, 2009

OXFORD, Miss. — Former Auburn all-American defensive lineman Tracy Rocker is returning to his alma mater as an assistant coach.

Mississippi officials confirmed the defensive line coach’s move Monday.

Rocker helped guide the No. 14 Rebels to an amazing turnaround from worst in the Southeastern Conference to a Cotton Bowl win over Texas Tech, driven in large part by outstanding play along the defensive line.

He was a two-time all-American and three-time all-SEC player while at Auburn, and played in the NFL for two years. He also has coached the line at Arkansas, Cincinnati, Troy State and West Alabama.