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Auburn co-offensive coordinator not frustrated with lack of coaching offers

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Contrary to a previous report, Auburn co-offensive coordinator Dameyune Craig says he is not frustrated with a lack of opportunities to be a head coach. Craig claims a quote from him about the desire to be a head coach was taken out of context.

“What more do I have to do?” Craig said in a story by Palm Beach Post earlier this month before rattling off some examples of his work dating back to his time on Florida State’s coaching staff. “I’ve coached two first-round picks (Christian Ponder, EJ Manuel). I coached and recruited a Heisman Trophy winner (Jameis Winston). I went to a team that was 3-9 to playing in the national championship. I don’t know what else I need to do to be considered a coach.”

Now, a little more than two weeks later, Craig is showing a bit of a different tone on the subject.

“Did you hear Dameyune Craig say, ‘I’m frustrated (not) being a head coach? … OK, I did not say that,” Craig clarified to Al.com. “I thought it was so funny. I was just reading the paper. It’s amazing what people say.”

The goal for most assistant coaches in football at any level is likely to one day be a head coach. Perhaps that is the ultimate goal for Craig as well, although for now it seems as though he is satisfied with his position in Auburn’s coaching staff. But he will certainly be keeping his eyes out for the opportunity. If Auburn continues to thrive and Craig shows he can still recruit, he will get some looks.

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5 Responses to “Auburn co-offensive coordinator not frustrated with lack of coaching offers”
  1. afrancis55 says: Jan 22, 2014 7:42 PM

    I don’t imagine he will leave Auburn for awhile. Rhett lashlee( current offensive coordinator) will be a head coach at a small school real soon and D. Craig will just be promoted to OC.

  2. rolltide510 says: Jan 22, 2014 7:44 PM

    I’ve always gotten the impression recruiting is his strong point. Jimbo coaches the QBs at FSU, and there’s no such thing as a “co-offensive coordinator”, especially with Malzahn/Lashlee involved.

  3. realfootballfan says: Jan 22, 2014 9:04 PM

    I believe the fact that most see you as along for the ride because of your recruiting prowess might have something to do with it, lol. With all due respect, I think Craig is amongst the last of the coaches on Malzahn’s and Fisher’s staffs that people believe is responsible for coaching the players up considering how dominant both are on that side of the ball.

  4. Gordon says: Jan 22, 2014 11:17 PM

    He went all Moses Malone on that reporter…speaking about himself in the 3rd person.

  5. burntorangehorn says: Jan 23, 2014 1:11 PM

    rolltide–for that matter, is there really even such thing as an “offensive coordinator” when Malzahn is the head coach?

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