Kodi Burns earned the respect of Auburn fans as a player, willingly transitioning from a highly rated quarterback to wide receiver to help the Tigers win the 2010 BCS National Championship.
Now as the wide receivers coach, his future seems to be settled as Gus Malzahn gave an update on Burns’ contract status on Tuesday at the Senior Bowl.
“He’s [Burns] is going to be at Auburn for a long time,” Malzahn said, per SEC Country’s Justin Ferguson.
Burns returned to Auburn in 2016 as the co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach and has made an immediate impact, helping a young group of receivers, including Ryan Davis, Nate Craig-Myers, Darius Slayton and Eli Stove, among others, into one of the formidable units in the SEC.
After his playing career ended, Burns joined his current boss Malzahn at Arkansas State for the 2012 season before following him back to The Plains in 2013. In 2014, Burns served as the running backs coach at Samford before moving to Middle Tennessee State as its wide receivers coach in 2015.