NCAAF: Reports: Auburn finalizing deal with John Cohen as new AD

Auburn is finalizing a five-year deal with Mississippi State’s John Cohen to become its new athletic director, ESPN reported.

An official announcement could come as soon as Monday, the same day Auburn fired football coach Bryan Harsin.

Cohen would replace Allen Greene, who left Auburn in August. The school’s chief operating officer, Marcy Girton, has been serving as AD on an interim basis.

Cohen is in his seventh year as AD at Mississippi State. Prior to that role, Cohen was the Bulldogs’ baseball coach in Starkville from 2009-16.

Greene and Auburn mutually parted ways with five months remaining on his five-year contract. Auburn hired Greene, then the athletic director at Buffalo, on Jan. 18, 2018. He was the first Black athletic director at Auburn.

Greene hired Harsin, who was dismissed Monday in his second season at Auburn with a 9-12 record.

–Field Level Media

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