Auburn lost its pitching coach

Steve Smith was hired today as head coach at Tennessee Tech. Smith had been with the Tigers the past two seasons.

I’m not sure how much of a blow this will be to Auburn. Butch Thompson might not be the designated pitching coach, but he works a lot with those pitchers.

The replacement is Tim Hudson. He’s got a wealth of pitching experience, a big leaguer with a great pedigree. But I suspect you are right Matt, it’s going to be Butch coaching the pitchers.

In games I’ve watched Auburn play Butch has been involved with the pitchers so this won’t have a big impact. Tim Hudson should be able to do a good job for them. He may be hoping to end up landing a Job as a HC down the road.