Transfer portal tracker: Keep up with all of Auburn football's departing and new players

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AUBURN — The college football offseason transfer carousel is spinning as Auburn football enters another coaching staff remodeling.

Five players entered the transfer portal the day after first-year coach Bryan Harsin fired offensive coordinator Mike Bobo. The major departure so far is three-year quarterback Bo Nix. Since then, Austin Davis has taken over the coordinator role, and defensive line coach Nick Eason left for Clemson.

As more transfers come and go, here's your place to keep track of all the players leaving Auburn (6-7, 3-5 SEC) and joining the program out of the portal.

Transferring out (18)

Junior quarterback Bo Nix: A three-year starter and legacy Auburn quarterback who leaves ranking third in school history with 7,251 passing yards. In his final season, he led Auburn to its first win at LSU since 1999. Transferred to Oregon.

Senior running back Shaun Shivers: A veteran staple of the running back rotation known for his small stature and relentless engine. He finishes his Auburn career with 1,020 rushing yards and nine total touchdowns, most famously the game-winner in the 2019 Iron Bowl. Transferred to Indiana.

Sophomore receiver Kobe Hudson: A bright spot in an inconsistent position group — Auburn's 2021 leading receiver (44 catches, 580 yards) whose departure leaves the Tigers' remaining returners with 487 combined career receiving yards. Transferred to UCF.

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Senior offensive lineman Tashawn Manning: A former defensive tackle recruit who climbed his way to the starting left guard job in 2020 before his usage dropped this season. With limited reps in 2021, he had the team's highest run blocking grade on Pro Football Focus. Transferred to Kentucky.

Sophomore defensive back Ladarius Tennison: A hard-hitting safety who was constrained largely to a backup role in 2021. He stepped up with strong performances against Texas A&M and Mississippi State when starting safety Zion Puckett was injured. Transferred to Ole Miss.

Sophomore defensive lineman J.J. Pegues: A former No. 3 overall recruit in Mississippi who appeared in 11 games as a tight end his freshman year, converted positions during the offseason, then appeared in all 13 games as a defensive tackle his sophomore year. Transferred to Ole Miss.

Sophomore receiver Elijah Canion: A long 6-foot-4 wideout who emerged with a strong outing in Auburn's bowl game last season (three catches, 80 yards). He only had four receptions for 46 yards in 2021. Transferred to Purdue.

Sophomore edge Romello Height: A projected second-string edge rusher in 2022 behind Eku Leota and Derick Hall whose loss stings Auburn’s depth at a front-loaded position group. Transferred to USC.

Freshman defensive tackle Lee Hunter: A top-100 overall recruit in the 2021 signing class who didn't record any stats in his lone Auburn season but figured to be involved in a deep defensive line. Transferred to UCF.

Senior receiver Caylin Newton: A former Howard University quarterback and the younger brother of Auburn Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton. His blocked punt spurred a comeback win against Georgia State and was his pinnacle of special teams contributions.

Junior edge rusher Caleb Johnson: A reserve who recorded all four of his tackles this season against Georgia. He was not with the team for three games for undisclosed reasons.

Freshman defensive back Ahmari Harvey: A 4-star recruit who was the third-highest rated player in Auburn's 2021 signing class. He did not play in any games during his one season at Auburn.

Junior defensive lineman Dre Butler: A former juco recruit who contributed 20 tackles, including a sack, off the bench in his two-year Auburn career. Transferred to Liberty.

Senior cornerback Dreshun Miller: A former All-Big 12 player at West Virginia who didn't make the regular rotation at Auburn and appeared in just one game during his lone season as a Tiger.

Senior safety Trey Elston: A walk-on Auburn High School alum who played two seasons at the University of West Alabama before spending 2020 and 2021 as an Auburn reserve. Transferred to Samford.

Freshman defensive end Daniel Foster-Allen: A 6-foot-4, 258-pound Mobile native who never saw game action in two seasons at Auburn, one as a redshirt.

Freshman defensive lineman Ian Mathews: A former three-star from Columbus, Georgia, who didn't play in his lone season at Auburn.

Freshman safety Eric Reed: A former four-star recruit who appeared in two games for Auburn during two years with the program. Reed entered the transfer portal in January, withdrew his name to return to Auburn then reentered in March. Transferred to Georgia Tech.

Transferring in (5)

Texas A&M quarterback Zach Calzada: A starting SEC West quarterback who has three years of eligibility remaining and joins Auburn searching for his first 60% completion mark. He is set to compete with junior T.J. Finley, sophomore Dematrius Davis and freshman Holden Geriner.

Oregon quarterback Robby Ashford: A speedy depth addition to the quarterback room who didn't play his lone season at Oregon and has all four years of eligibility. Originally from Hoover High School.

Oregon defensive lineman Jayson Jones: A 6-foot-6 nose tackle who contributed 19 tackles for the Ducks while appearing in all 13 games last season.

Oregon cornerback D.J. James: A Mobile native who racked up 46 tackles and two interceptions his junior season at Oregon. He's now in line to help replace another Mobile product, Auburn's senior All-American cornerback Roger McCreary.

North Carolina linebacker Eugene Asante: A role player who totaled 62 tackles in his three seasons as a Tar Heel, now set to fill big shoes left by Auburn seniors Zakoby McClain and Chandler Wooten.

This article originally appeared on Montgomery Advertiser: Track Auburn football players who entered the transfer portal for 2021