Auburn down to 3 candidates for offensive coordinator opening, per report
Bryan Harsin’s search for Auburn’s next offensive coordinator is reportedly down to 3 candidates.
According to AL.com’s Nubyjas Wilborn, the primary candidates for the Tigers’ OC opening are Arizona State offensive coordinator Zak Hill, Western Kentucky offensive coordinator Zach Kittley and Texas A&M wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig.
Auburn needs a new top offensive assistant after Mike Bobo was fired earlier this week.
It’s not a surprise to see Hill on Harsin’s short list of choices. Hill was a member of Harsin’s staff at Boise State from 2016-19, serving as the Broncos’ offensive coordinator. He’s been the OC at Arizona State the past 2 seasons.
Kittley just completed his first season at Western Kentucky after previously serving as the offensive coordinator at Houston Baptist from 2018-20. He’s only 30 and doesn’t have a ton of coaching experience yet.
Craig has ties to Auburn, as he played for the Tigers from 1994-97, then served as their co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach from 2013-15, while Gus Malzahn was head coach. Craig has been in his current role at Texas A&M since 2018.
Wilborn also reported that Auburn “hopes to have the hire finalized in the next few days,” so that it has an offensive coordinator in place by the early signing period, which occurs from Dec. 15-17.