AUBURN, AL (WAFF) - Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson is on the way out, sister station WSFA confirmed Sunday.
A pair of reports from FootballScoop and Auburn Undercover made earlier in the day indicated coach Gus Malzahn gave the termination notice to Johnson Sunday.
Saturday, Auburn lost to Alabama 55-44, finishing 8-4 after a strong start to the season.
Auburn's defense allowed 30 points or more in the final six SEC games of the season, the worst stretch in school history. The Tigers allowed an average of 39 points during that time. This will be Auburn's fourth defensive coordinator in the last five years.
Auburn released an official statement Sunday: