Auburn insider updates the Tigers’ search for a new offensive coordinator
After moving on from Mike Bobo at the end of November, Auburn is searching for a new offensive coordinator.
That search reportedly focused in on Arizona State offensive coordinator Zak Hill, but according to AL.com’s Tom Green, the Tigers have moved on from Hill and are now looking at a list of three names: Florida State offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham, Texas A&M wideout coach Dameyune Craig, and Georgia running backs coach Dell McGee.
All 3 men have ties to the Auburn program.
Dillingham spent a season as Gus Malzahn’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2019. In the 2 years since, he’s held the same role with the Seminoles. Though Dillingham did not call plays for Auburn in 2019, he has been the FSU play-caller. Green reported that Dillingham is the presumed lead candidate but it’s unclear if he or head coach Bryan Harsin would call plays.
Craig played quarterback at Auburn from 1994-97 and served as the program’s wideout coach and co-offensive coordinator from 2013-15 under Malzahn. He has also spent time at LSU and FSU. McGee played cornerback at Auburn from 1992-95 and worked as an analyst on Malzahn’s staff for the 2013 season.
The Tigers wrapped a 6-6 regular season with 4 straight losses after beating a ranked Ole Miss squad. Over that stretch, they scored 3 points against Texas A&M, blew a 28-3 lead to Mississippi State, scored just 17 points against South Carolina, and blew a 10-0 fourth-quarter lead over Alabama in the Iron Bowl. Not counting the overtime periods against the Tide, Auburn scored a total of 12 second-half points in its final 4 games.
Auburn gets Houston in the Birmingham Bowl on Dec. 28, with kickoff slated for noon ET on ESPN.