Brian VanGorder Hired By New York Jets

Former Auburn defensive coordinator Brian Van Gorder has been hired by Rex Ryan and the New York Jets to coach linebackers. (

The New York Jets have hired former Auburn defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder to coach linebackers.

VanGorder coached at Auburn for one season. The Tigers finished 3-9 last year and the defense ranked 79th out of 119 division one teams. No{}one from the{}coaching staff, including head coach Gene Chizik,{}was retained after the season.

Eight of the nine assistants from Chizik's staff have new jobs. The only one left looking is Trooper Taylor, as well as Chizik.

It will be the third time VanGorder will be a part of an NFL staff. He's also been an assistant for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons.