AUBURN, Ala. (AP) _ Auburn coach Terry Bowden announced Friday he has hired Larry Edmondson of the Mississippi State staff as the new recivers coach for the Tigers.

``He brings plenty of experience coaching receivers and in recruiting,'' Bowden said. ``Larry is someone who comes to our staff prepared to step right in quickly.''

Edmondson, wide receivers coach at Mississippi State, was picked by Bowden to replace Tommy Bowden _ Terry's brother _ who was offensive coordinator before taking the head coaching job at Tulane.