Auburn Tigers News: Auburn football adds two new staffers, Auburn basketball gets record win

In today's edition of Auburn Tigers news, the football program adds two new off-field staffers and the basketball team gets a record-setting win.

Feb 14, 2024; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Auburn Tigers forward Johni Broome (4) makes a dunk against the
Feb 14, 2024; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Auburn Tigers forward Johni Broome (4) makes a dunk against the / John Reed-USA TODAY Sports
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In today's edition of Auburn Tigers news, the football program adds two new off-field staffers and the basketball team gets a record-setting win

Last week, Vontrell King-Williams was named Auburn football's newest defensive line coach, finally finishing up the on-field group of staff members. Then, this week, head coach Hugh Freeze and the Tigers brought on two additional off-field staffers.

The first is Maurice Harris, who spent last season as offensive coordinator at Jackson State and the previous four years as the co-offensive coordinator on Freeze's staff at Liberty. Prior to that, Harris spent nearly ten years at Ole Miss in various roles including tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator. He is another staff member with strong ties to the state of Mississippi and Freeze.

The second is Kenyatta Watson, former director of scouting for Georgia Tech. Watson will take on the role of Director of Recruiting Research and Strategy on the Plains after two seasons with the Yellow Jackets. According to Auburn Undercover, Watson will be a huge recruiting asset for the Tigers and is well-known in Georgia high school recruiting.

Auburn basketball gets record-setting win

The Tigers may have had a tough road loss over the weekend, but you would never know after the way they played on Wednesday night. In a highly-anticipated ranked matchup, the #13 Tigers took on the #11 South Carolina Gamecocks and swiftly beat down the leaders of the conference.

Auburn basketball won the game 101-61, setting the record for the largest margin of victory over a ranked opponenent with the 40 point dub. Jaylin Williams and Johni Broome, who have decided their new nickname is 'The Splash Bros,' led the charge and now the Tigers sit tied with South Carolina at the top of the conference.

Their next matchup will be attended by ESPN's College GameDay. Auburn basketball will host Kentucky on the Plains this Saturday with tipoff from Neville Arena at 5:00 p.m. central time.