New Auburn offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau said there won’t be too many differences in the new-look offense this season.

Kiesau spoke with the media for the first time on Wednesday, and said there will be a lot of similarities, starting with a foundation in the running game of Tank Bigsby and Jarquez Hunter.

But he also heaped high praise on WR Tar’Varish Dawson.

“Of all the receivers, he’s probably made the biggest jump in improvement from when he first got here to now,” he said. “He’s extremely talented, he’s just very, very raw…. I think he could be really, really special.” Adds that Dawson isn’t there yet, but it’s a process.”

As for the rest of the offense, Kiesau said there will be two- and three-receivers sets, because of depth, this spring. While Landen King is ultimately still a tight end, he will also be used at wide receiver because he’s so versatile.

About Bigsby, the OC said, “I expect a lot of him…. We’re going to start this thing with a downhill, physical run game…. You need to have a foundation. You need to put your feet on something, and Tank is a big part of that.”

On the QB competition, Kiesau didn’t want to put a timeline on it, but said competition brings out the best in guys, and that has been evident at the quarterback spot.

He added that Texas A&M quarterback transfer Zach Calzada “has a quiet confidence about him.”