War Eagle Extra

Auburn adds former player Ken Carter, former UA analyst to support staff

AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn is bringing back a familiar face and adding a new one as it fills a pair of off-field positions.

During his opening remarks Tuesday, coach Gus Malzahn announced he had hired former Tiger defensive lineman Ken Carter and former Alabama analyst Jeff Norrid to his support staff.

Carter, who played for Auburn from 2010-13, appeared in 47 games in his college career. He finished with 53 tackles, 5.5 sacks and a pair of fumble recovers. Malzahn said Carter's role will be in operations.

Norrid, while not having any previous ties to Auburn, does have some experience with Malzahn. He was a graduate assistant at Arkansas in 2006 when Malzahn was the Razorbacks' offensive coordinator. Norrid was a center at Central Arkansas in 1998-99 before transferring to Arkansas in 2001. During his time on Alabama's support staff, one of Norrid's most important jobs was working with quarterback AJ McCarron.

Norrid will be an offensive analyst with the Tigers, replacing Brent Dearmon, who left in January to become Arkansas Tech's offensive coordinator.