Coaching Rumors: Former LSU assistant Dameyune Craig not heading to Oregon
Oregon reportedly won’t add former LSU assistant Dameyune Craig to its coaching staff after previous reports indicated he was up for a position.
SB Nation’s Steven Godfrey reported Thursday that Craig was “no longer a candidate” for the Ducks. Godfrey, citing a source, said Craig is seeking the title of offensive coordinator “and the accompanying compensation.”
Football Scoop reported last week that Craig “was being vetted” for a position on the Oregon staff, but it was not clear what that role would be.
Oregon hired former Alabama assistant Mario Cristobal as co-offensive coordinator this offseason. The Ducks dismissed Cristobal’s fellow co-offensive coordinator, David Reaves, after he was arrested on a DUI charge in January. The Ducks have a staff opening as a result of that firing. However, it is unclear if their next hire will share the “co-offensive coordinator” title with Cristobal.
LSU fired Craig the day after National Signing Day. Head coach Ed Orgeron hired Louisiana Tech running backs coach Mickey Joseph to take Craig’s old role as wide receivers coach.
Craig was a key recruiter for the Tigers in his one season with the program. He helped bring in the country’s No. 7 recruiting class, according the 247Sports Composite.
Before taking the job in Baton Rouge, Craig was the co-offensive coordinator at Auburn from 2013-2015. He served as the Florida State quarterbacks coach from 2010-2012.