Auburn Collapse: OC Austin Davis Steps Down Just a Month After Hiring
The Auburn Tigers, under the leadership of Bryan Harsin, have been struggling to say the least. In Harsin's first year, Alabama's little brother finished just 6-7 and lost five straight games to end the season.
Now, with the offseason in full-swing, things have begun to take a turn for the worst once more.
VERY recently hired offensive coordinator, Austin Davis, has stepped down from his position just 43 days after news broke of him joining the Tiger football program.
Auburn University shared a press release with a statement from Davis in which he cited wanting to spend more time with his family as the reason for his resignation.
""The last week has been difficult for me as I've made the decision to step away from coaching football. Auburn University and Coach Harsin have been tremendous through this whole process. I am grateful for the opportunity that was presented to me from a coaching standpoint and equally as important, the way Coach Harsin has handled my current situation. My decision to resign is 100 percent based on personal reasons. After more than a decade in the NFL with the daily grind as a player and coach I've realized how much I miss my family and my desire to spend more time with them. While I need to step away from coaching, I can't say enough about the first-class way I was welcomed into the Auburn family and the way this football program is run with a championship mindset and a focus on developing these young men into winners on and off the field." - Austin Davis
News of Davis' departure comes just weeks after the former Seahawks QB coach claimed Auburn as "QBU" upon the signing of Texas A&M transfer Zach Calzada.
As rumors swirled prior to the official decision from Davis, Calzada appeared to make his feelings known on Twitter, sharing a cryptic message with fans.
Certainly not a great look for the Auburn Tigers who also suffered the loss of their defensive coordinator Derrick Mason to Oklahoma State earlier in the month. Former linebackers coach, Jeff Schmedding is taking Mason's place next season as DC, but the offensive side of the ball is left looking for answers.