Just a few weeks ago, Dameyune Craig appeared not to be heading back to Auburn to coach. Then reports surfaced this week that Gus Malzahn had reached out again to the former Tiger quarterback. Tonight, Malzahn has announced that Dameyune has agreed to come back home to coach at his alma mater.
He will return as Co-Offensive Coordinator and receiver’s coach. A Tiger quarterback legend from 1993-97, he was All-SEC in 1997 and still holds several school passing records including the single-season passing yards record (3,227).
Craig is a proven quality coach and one of the best recruiters in college football. He has coached the last few years at Florida Sate and was the Seminole’s Recruiting Coordinator being responsible for bringing in several top classes at FSU.
Dameyune said in a statement. “I have a tremendous amount of confidence in Coach Malzahn and the staff he has assembled and I look forward to getting Auburn back to being a force in college football. Auburn speaks for itself and I’m excited to returning to a place that holds a special place in my heart.”
Malzahn said “We’re extremely excited to welcome Dameyune back to Auburn. Dameyune is one of the top young coaches in college football and has established himself as one of the best recruiters in the country. He is very passionate about his alma mater and will be a valuable asset to the Auburn football program and the entire Auburn family.”
Craig will be reunited with one of his old coaches, Rodney Garner who recruited him to play at Auburn. Auburn fans have gotta love what Malzahn has done so far as the Tigers new Head Coach.
Welcome home Dameyune and War Eagle!
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