Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo will not return to Auburn football in 2022

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AUBURN — Auburn football offensive coordinator Mike Bobo will not return to the program in 2022, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to the Montgomery Advertiser on Monday.

Bobo joined Bryan Harsin's staff after finishing the 2020 season as South Carolina's interim head coach. He was also a longtime offensive coordinator at Georgia and head coach at Colorado State.

According to Bobo's contract acquired by Montgomery Advertiser, Auburn owes him $2.6 million through Jan. 31, 2024. He was the program's highest-paid assistant coach, with a three-year deal worth $3.9 million.

Bobo's departure continues a trend of turnover in the play-calling role. Auburn's next hire will be the team's fourth offensive coordinator in as many years.

Auburn (6-6, 3-5 SEC) averaged 29.6 points per game but struggled to maintain productivity in the second halves of its games, especially during a season-ending four-game losing streak in November. During that stretch, the Tigers averaged three points per second half. The Tigers lost double-digit leads in their last three games.

Auburn's offense finished the season 10th in the SEC in total yards per game (405). It was ninth in rushing with 164 yards per game despite having preseason first-team All-SEC running back Tank Bigsby leading the position group.

Players began reacting on social media to the news Monday night, with freshman quarterback Dematrius Davis and freshman tight end Landen King both posting: "I signed to the university not the coaches." Davis was recruited by former offensive coordinator Chad Morris before Harsin was hired.

Bobo's son, Drew, is a three-star offensive lineman committed to Auburn. He attends Auburn High School.

This article originally appeared on Montgomery Advertiser: Mike Bobo will not return to Auburn football as offensive coordinator

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