Auburn’s recent hire of Austin Davis at offensive coordinator may be a short-term deal.

According to multiple reports from Justin Hokanson of On3 Sports and Nathan King of 247Sports, Davis is “rethinking” his decision to leave the NFL for college. Davis was previously the quarterbacks coach for the Seattle Seahawks.

King added, “New Auburn offensive coordinator Austin Davis has been away from the program for a week, and there’s dwindling optimism about the situation. Things can change, of course, but as of right now, he is not expected to return to the staff. We will continue providing updates as they come.”

Davis became an NFL assistant coach in 2019 after a seven-year NFL career playing for 5 teams. He took on the new role of quarterbacks coach in 2020 after one year as an offensive assistant for Seattle.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll praised the hire by Auburn.

“Austin is going to show that he is one of the bright young minds in the game,” Carroll said. “He’s been able to transition from player to coach unlike anybody I’ve ever seen. It was just so smooth for him, and he’s been thinking like a coach for a long time, obviously because he was able to capture the role. Russ (Wilson) thinks the world of him, Shane (Waldron) thinks the world of him, and I do too because he is really, really good at what he does. He is going to really be a big benefit to their program.”