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      Report: Auburn's Phillip Lolley takes position with CFL team

      Auburn football's Director of External Relations Phillip Lolley has reportedly accepted the defensive coordinator position with the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos.

      Auburn's Phillip Lolley will reportedly be the new defensive coordinator of the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL.

      Coachingsearch.com was the first to report the story.

      Lolley has been part of the Tigers' staff the past 15 years. He was the Tigers Director of External Relations the past two seasons.

      Lolley has also served as a strength and conditioning coach (1999), defensive backs coach (2000-03, 2009-11) and Director of NFL Relations (2004-08).

      He coached high school football in Alabama for 22 years before he was hired at Auburn. Lolley led North Jackson to the 4A State Championship in 1993.

      He's the sixth member of the Auburn football staff to leave for a new job this offseason.

      Phillip Lolley's bio via Auburn Athletics:

      "Longtime coach and administrator Phillip Lolley works with alumni, NFL scouts and other external groups connected with the Auburn football program. A member of the Auburn family since 1999, he spent seven seasons as Auburn's defensive backs coach under Tommy Tuberville (2000-03) and Gene Chizik (2009-11); among his top pupils were Jim Thorpe Award winner Carlo Rogers and Junior Rosegreen, both Auburn All-Americans. "Lolley joined the Tigers in 1999 as a strength and conditioning coach, and was AU's Director of NFL Relations from 2004-08. A 22-year veteran high school coach in the state of Alabama, Lolley was head coach at three schools: North Jackson (winning the 1993 4A state championship) from 1988-98; South Choctaw Academy in 1977; and Warrior Academy in Eutaw, from 1978-82. He also served as defensive coordinator at Demopolis High School (1982-84) and head coach at Stevenson High School (1984-87). "Lolley, whose hmetown is Butler, Ala., received a bachelor's degree from Livingston in 1977 and a master's degree in 1981. He has two children, a son, Brad, and a daughter, Brittany."