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Dameyune Craig joins Malzahn's staff at Auburn as co-offensive coordinator, receivers coach

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Dameyune Craig has been named co-offensive coordinator at Auburn after spending the last three seasons at Florida State.(abc3340.com) Dameyune Craig has been named co-offensive coordinator at Auburn after spending the last three seasons at Florida State.(abc3340.com)

Former Auburn standout quarterback Dameyune Craig has been hired as co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at Auburn, announced head coach Gus Malzahn Thursday. Craig spent the past three seasons at the quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at Florida State.

"This is a great opportunity for me and my family to come back home to Auburn," Craig said. "I have a tremendous amount of confidence in Coach Malzahn and the staff he has assembled and I look forward to getting Auburn back to being a force in college football. Auburn speaks for itself and I'm excited to returning to a place that holds a special place in my heart."

Craig played quarterback at Auburn from 1994-97, where he still holds numerous Auburn passing records, including completions (216) and passing yards (3,227) in a season as well as a single-game record for most net yards gained (445 vs. Army in 1996; 75 rush, 370 pass).  Craig, who led Auburn to an 18-7 mark in 25 career starts, was an exceptional student-athlete on and off the field, earning Academic All-SEC honors as a senior in 1997.

"We're extremely excited to welcome Dameyune back to Auburn," Malzahn said. "Dameyune is one of the top young coaches in college football and has established himself as one of the best recruiters in the country. He is very passionate about his alma mater and will be a valuable asset to the Auburn football program and the entire Auburn family."

In three seasons at Florida State, Craig helped the Seminoles to a 31-10 record, including a 12-2 mark in 2012. FSU won the 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference championship and defeated Northern Illinois in the Discover Orange Bowl.

Charged with coordinating FSU's recruiting efforts, Craig's time in that role helped produced the No. 1 and No. 2 recruiting classes the past two seasons. For his efforts in 2012, Craig was recognized as the 2012 Scout/FoxSportsNext ACC Recruiter of the Year as well as the Rivals.com ACC Recruiter of the Year. He was named one of the top 25 recruiters in the country by Rivals and one of the top 50 recruiters by 247Sports.

Source:  www.auburntigers.com

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