Be honest, had you ever heard the name Kenny Dillingham before Sunday night?
If not, you were not alone when Auburn announced the Memphis quarterback’s coach and offensive coordinator as Gus Malzahn’s new OC on The Plains. Dillingham will not call the plays on game day for the Tigers, something he did not do at Memphis during his only season on the job.
Before being named Memphis OC, Dillingham was the program’s tight end’s coach.
Not only was this a bizarre hire for Gus Malzahn, but Auburn also announced the hire at 10 p.m. local time on a Sunday night.
Here are some of the better reactions to the hire that came out in the hours after Auburn announced it:
I doubt this excites Auburn fans at all. That said, if I’m Gus Malzahn coaching for my job, I’m not depending on Kenny Dillingham. https://t.co/tPX63z2qnN
— Ryan Brown (@RyanBrownWJOX) December 10, 2018
So who would make a better OC at Auburn? Kenny Dillingham, or a cardboard cut out of Gus Malzahn holding a Coke. pic.twitter.com/f4Kht7Xm1r
— Auburn Jokes® (@TheAuburnJokes) December 10, 2018
This is Auburn's new offensive coordinator, Kenny Dillingham. Was a first-year OC this season for Memphis. Auburn announced the hire at 10 p.m. on Sunday, which was waaaaay past Kenny's bedtime…I kid. I kid. pic.twitter.com/aAPaVpGe4M
— Joseph Goodman (@JoeGoodmanJr) December 10, 2018
Also we can have a lot of fun with the name "Dillingham" when things go south…
— AUNerd (@AUSportsNerd) December 10, 2018
Dillingham to Auburn 🤦🏿♂️😂🤦🏿♂️😂🤦🏿♂️
— “ Pie•Lay ” (@Rob__5) December 10, 2018
Actual copy of Dillingham’s resume and cover letter https://t.co/PjeQtdZA1e
— Baked Barner (@AubieStoned) December 10, 2018