With the “resignation” of offensive coordinator, Mike Bobo, after one season in Auburn, Bryan Harsin will now look to hire his second offensive coordinator as Head Coach on the plains. With the early signing day rapidly approaching, it is important for potential recruits to know what offense they would be signing up for at Auburn. Below are three candidates that could potentially be Bryan Harsin’s pick for the Tigers next offensive coordinator.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Currently the offensive coordinator at Utah, Andy Ludwig has been able to put together an offense that has averaged 32.58 points per game, 204.2 rushing yards per game, 219.84 passing yards per game, and 424.36 total yards per game, over the last three seasons with the Utes. Ludwig’s connection to the open offensive coordinator position at Auburn goes back to 1995-1996 when Andy Ludwig was Bryan Harsin’s Quarterback Coach at Boise State. Since then, Ludwig has been an offensive coordinator at Cal Poly (1997), Fresno State (1998-2001), Oregon (2002-2004), Utah (2005-2008), Cal (2009-2010), San Diego State (2011-2012), Wisconsin (2013-2014), Vanderbilt, with now Auburn Defensive Coordinator, Derek Mason, (2015-2018), and then back to Utah where he currently resides.
Jason Caldwell, 247Sports
Bryan Harsin’s last offensive coordinator at Boise State and current Auburn Wide Receivers Coach will be a name to keep an eye on as the search for Auburn’s next offensive coordinator continues. Eric Kiesau was promoted midseason from an analyst role to the Wide Receivers Coach after Cornelius Williams was let go following the Georgia State game. During Kiesau’s one season as sole offensive coordinator, the Broncos averaged 33.86 points per game, 107.1 rushing yards per game, 241.86 passing yards per game, and 349.0 total yards per game. Prior to Kiesau working at Boise State with Bryan Harsin, he was Fresno State’s Offensive Coordinator and Interim Head Coach (2016), Alabama Offensive Analyst (2015), Washington Offensive Coordinator (2012-2013), Colorado Offensive Coordinator (2009-2010).
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The Arizona State Offensive Coordinator, Zak Hill, has certainly had his name atop lists for Auburn’s New Offensive Coordinator. Prior to coaching in Tempe, Hill was Bryan Harsin and Boise State’s offensive coordinator from 2016 to 2019. As a Bronco, Zak Hill’s offense averaged 34.09 points per game, 163.2 rushing yards per game, 278.67 passing yards per game, and 441.85 total yards per game, over his four seasons in Boise. Zak Hill left Boise State after the 2019 season to join Herm Edwards at Arizona State. Over the last two seasons with the Sun Devil’s offense, Hill has been instrumental in the rise of quarterback, Jayden Daniels.