Sounds like Mahzahn had to dig deep for this one.
Auburn has hired Memphis offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham to the same position, the team announced Sunday night.
Dillingham, 29, replaces Chip Lindsey, who recently left Auburn to become offensive coordinator at Kansas under new coach Les Miles. Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn will be the team’s primary offensive playcaller in 2019, according to a news release, although both Dillingham and co-offensive coordinator Kodi Burns will be involved. [Emphasis added.]
Gus had to turn to a 29-year old when Hugh Freeze decided the Liberty job was more attractive and when South Carolina’s running backs coach (!) turned down Auburn’s generous offer to carry Malzahn’s water.
Between this and Stidham’s early departure for the NFL, it’s already shaping up to be a banner year on the Plains.