Auburn Tigers News: Hugh Freeze expected to take over play calling, Keionte Scott to remain on the Plains

In today's edition of Auburn Tigers News, head coach Hugh Freeze will be taking over play calling in 2024 and DB Keionte Scott withdraws from the transfer portal

Nov 11, 2023; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA;  Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Isaac TeSlaa (4)
Nov 11, 2023; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Isaac TeSlaa (4) / Brett Rojo-USA TODAY Sports
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In today's edition of Auburn Tigers News, head coach Hugh Freeze will be taking over play calling in 2024 and DB Keionte Scott withdraws from the transfer portal

In the span of a week, the Auburn football has parted ways with both the offensive and defensive coordinators from the first year of head coach Hugh Freeze's tenure on the Plains. First to go was OC Philip Montgomery, and days later the news about Ron Roberts broke.

Now, as the Tigers get into the coaching searches, it is reported by Chris Low of ESPN that Freeze will be taking over play calling in 2024, a stark difference from the plans of 2023. Montgomery was originally hired to call plays and coordinate the offense so Freeze could focus on recruiting, but throughout the season it became clear that plan was not working.

Freeze will now return to what he is best known for, and analyst Kent Austin, who was co-OC and quarterbacks coach at Liberty, will be promoted to the Tigers' QB coach.

DB Keionte Scott withdraws from the transfer portal

The Keionte Scott saga is finally over, and it ends with the talented DB remaining on the Plains. Scott released both a written statement and a video message detailing his love for Auburn football and the Auburn family to announce his return to the Plains for the 2024 season, but just days later shocked fans when he entered the transfer portal.

In a post on his personal X account, Scott said, "Thankful for the patience and the honest opinions but the REAL know where home is for me."

Getting the DB out of the transfer portal is a massive win for the Tigers, who will need both Scott's on-field talent and locker room leadership in their second season under Hugh Freeze.