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Reports: Auburn's Dameyune Craig 'serious' candidate to join LSU's staff

Update: The hire is now official.

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Reports from The Advocate, the Montgomery Advertiser and several message board/pay sites have Auburn wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator Dameyune Craig as a "serious candidate" for LSU's open wide receivers coach position following yesterday's announcement of Tony Ball's departure.

Craig is a former Auburn quarterback (I'm not really ready to forgive him for ripping that 1997 game out of our grasp) who got his start as a GA at LSU in 2004 before following Nick Saban to the Miami Dolphins. He's coached the receivers at Auburn for the last three seasons under Gus Malzahn after a stint as Jimbo Fisher's quarterbacks coach at Florida State, where he played a big role in Jameis Winston's recruitment.

His name came up in some rumors early on Saturday, but I dismissed them, mostly because it just seems unlikely that a former Auburn player would leave the school for what's at best a lateral move to LSU and arguably a demotion, baring some sort of passing-game coordinator title or sharing of duties with Cam Cameron. But in terms of his reputation as a recruiter, this would definitely be another big-name hire for Miles and Co.

But remember, until ink is on paper, no coaching hire is a "done deal." We'll stay on top of this as it develops.