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Ellis Johnson named Auburn's defensive coordinator

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Former University of Southern Mississippi head football coach Ellis Johnson is headed to Auburn University as the defensive coordinator.

Auburn announced the coaching hire Thursday.

Johnson will join Gus Malzahn who was named as Auburn's new head coach Tuesday.

USM fired Johnson on Nov. 27 after the team finished the season 0-12.

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