Auburn loses its top recruiter to SEC rival LSU

Dameyune Craig will take his recruiting talents to LSU.

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Dameyune Craig, Auburn’s co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach, is joining LSU’s staff as wide receiver coach, LSU officially announced Sunday afternoon.

Former Auburn player Kodi Burns, now the running back coach at Arizona State, is expected to replace Craig as Auburn’s wide receivers coach.

The departure of Craig is the latest of a big staff turnover at Auburn, which has seen defensive coordinator Will Muschamp exit for the head coaching job at South Carolina. He was replaced by LSU’s Kevin Steele. Fellow defensive staffers Travaris Robinson and Lance Thompson also followed Muschamp, leaving Auburn. The Tigers also have a new offensive line coach in Herb Hand, who came from Penn State after J.B. Grimes left to go to Cincinnati.

Craig replaces Tony Ball, LSU’s former receivers coach, who the school announced Friday would not be returning to Les Miles’ staff.