Auburn football: Could new OC hire push Dee Davis to the transfer portal?

Things are changing quite quickly for Auburn football’s offense. With the news that three-year starting quarterback Bo Nix will be hitting the transfer portal and leaving the program, it’s imperative that first-year head coach Bryan Harsin play his cards right for next season.

Bryan Harsin first spoke to Seattle Seahawks quarterbacks coach Austin Davis on December 7, and the pair have continued to communicate since then about the OC position. Davis played college ball at Southern Miss before spending several years in the NFL and ultimately joining the Seahawks’ staff in 2019.

According to Justin Hokanson, Davis remains the favorite for the position and had a formal interview with Harsin on Monday morning:

But could bringing Austin Davis to the Plains mean sending freshman quarterback Dematrius Davis to the transfer portal? Auburn Live wrote earlier this week that class of 2022 quarterback commit Holden Geriner was part of Harsin’s recruiting pitch to the Seattle coach.

The 4-star prospect just finished his senior season with a state title win and racked up nearly 3,000 yards on the season. Is it possible that Harsin and his staff, including a newly hired Austin Davis, are prepared to bypass Dee Davis for the incoming 4-star?

The freshman made it clear this season that he intended to compete for the starting role despite having TJ Finley and Bo Nix ahead of him in line, but he got no playing time despite the various injuries sustained by Finley and Nix. If we don’t see Dee Davis taking snaps in Auburn football’s upcoming bowl game, it’s possible that the soon-to-be redshirt freshman could consider taking his talents elsewhere.