AUBURN, Ala. — Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich became a hot name on the Plains this week when he reportedly interviewed with Gus Malzahn for the Auburn offensive coordinator job. But a report from Oklahoma indicates he won’t join the Tigers’ staff.
According to Robert Allen, who is a sideline reporter for Oklahoma State’s radio network and a writer for GoPokes.com, Yurcich took himself out of the running for the Auburn offensive coordinator job Wednesday:
Oklahoma State OC Mike Yurcich let Triple Play Sports Radio and https://t.co/smK5uilGKt know he took his name out on the Auburn OC job.
— Robert Allen (@RAllenGoPokes) January 18, 2017
Yurcich recently emerged as a strong candidate for the Auburn offensive coordinator job, which was vacated by Rhett Lashlee last week following his departure to UConn. He reportedly interviewed for the job Tuesday.
The Oklahoma State offensive coordinator led a Cowboys attack this season that joined Clemson as the only Power 5 teams to have a 4,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and a 1,000-yard receiver.
Not much is known about where Auburn will go from here in its offensive coordinator search. Former Malzahn analyst and current Arizona State offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey is reportedly a candidate. Other rumored names include former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich and North Carolina State offensive coordinator Eliah Drinkwitz.