Auburn’s coaching carousel continues
By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Jeremy Bryant
Just like that, Auburn’s coaching staff starts the merry-go-round back up in search of their third offensive coordinator in 13 months as the newly hired Austin Davis calls it quits and resigns from the football program.
Auburn’s website released the statement Davis put out explaining his reasons for leaving. He says his decision had nothing to do with the program itself, but feels it was right thing to do for his loved ones.
“My decision to resign is 100 percent based on personal reasons. After more than a decade in the NFL with the daily grind as a player and coach I’ve realized how much I miss my family and my desire to spend more time with them,” said Davis in the statement.
Davis was hired in December to take over the offense in 2022 after Mike Bobo left after just one season. Before moving to Auburn, Davis was the Seattle Seahawks quarterback coach and play-caller for Russell Wilson.
Davis played in the NFL for seven years as a backup quarterback before hanging up his cleats and grabbing a play-call sheet. He was originally hired as an assistant coach but got promoted to quarterback coach just a year later.
Auburn will start their search for a new offensive coordinator immediately. Fair to say head coach Bryan Harsin is having slight trouble in find the right pieces to lead his team. Auburn’s former defensive coordinator Derek Mason departed from the school and took the same position at Oklahoma State just a week ago. The team has since promoted linebacker coach Jeff Schmedding to replace Mason.
Harsin recently spoke about the issue of losing both coordinators in the same month and expressed what he is looking for in his next hire.
“What we have to do is take care of our program and find the right person to come in there and lead our offense and run that quarterback room. We’ll do that. Obviously, it’s not ideal when your coordinators leave, and you don’t have somebody in that position,” said Harsin per 247 Sports.
The Tigers will continue to look for their new offensive leader as signing day has arrived for Auburn to recruit and improve their roster for next season.