Auburn football: 3 OC candidates to consider after moving past Zak Hill

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Auburn football is still without an offensive coordinator after parting ways with Mike Bobo after just one season on the Plains. Name after name has been tossed out in speculation, but as the early signing period for recruits quickly approaches there has been no new hire.

Tuesday afternoon, Auburn Live reported that first-year head coach Bryan Harsin has officially moved on from Zak Hill, the Arizona State OC that was originally tabbed as the favorite for the hire due to his previous experience in playcalling for Harsin at Boise State:

We reported that Hill had an offer in hand, but compliance between Arizona State and Auburn were working together to complete due diligence. Sources confirmed on Tuesday that it’s “time to move on” from Hill.

Zach Kittley was another potential option for Auburn football’s next offensive coordinator, but the Western Kentucky OC took a new job at Texas Tech earlier this week, eliminating him from the search. Things could be heating up with current Georgia run game coordinator and former Auburn player Dell McGee after the Dawgs’ lost out on the SEC title over the weekend, but nothing has been officially confirmed.

With the early signing period just over one week away, Harsin and the coaching staff need to make a good hire and they need to make it quickly. Three names have emerged this week in the search as Auburn football moves away from ASU’s Zak Hill and continues to look for Mike Bobo’s replacement: Jeff Grimes, Austin Davis, and Kenny Dillingham.

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