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Rhett Lashlee takes Samford play call signs in stride

AUBURN, Ala.Rhett Lashlee had no problem with Samford featuring him on a pair of play call signs Saturday night.

In fact, he knew it was coming.

"They had given me the heads up they had something planned. I didn't know what it was," Auburn's offensive coordinator said Sunday night. "Those were interesting. I don’t know which pictures were good or not. They had a little fun with it. I have been told that I’m going to get them sent my way. If I ever get them maybe I’ll bring them in so we can all have a good laugh.”

Lashlee has a history with Samford. Just as he does with the Tigers, he served as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2011. In his one season in Birmingham, Lashlee's influence helped immensely. He installed the hurry-up, no-huddle offense, moving the Bulldogs from No. 57 in total offense in 2010 to No. 36 in the FCS in 2011. The Bulldogs also set a single-game school record for points in 2011, putting 52 on the board against Western Carolina.

So the fact one of his former schools had a little fun with him Saturday didn't bother him at all.

"I thought the touchdown they scored was one of those (pictures of me)," he said. "I had no idea. Those guys think they are funny guys. They especially wanted to put the one of me slipping and falling on there. That was good.”