LSU fired Dameyune Craig on Thursday. Craig was the team’s wide receivers coach for one season, though he was not a hire of the current Tigers regime.
LSU fired wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig on Thursday, not 24 hours after the completion of National Signing Day. Along with Craig, LSU also reassigned running backs coach Jabbar Juluke to a new position within the athletic department. Head football coach Ed Orgeron released a brief statement on the changes.
“We appreciate the work that Dameyune and Jabbar did for LSU,” Orgeron said. “We wish them nothing but success in the future.”
While the reshuffling of coaching staffs the day after National Signing Day has become an unsightly trend in college football, the termination of Craig comes as a bit of a surprise. Craig spent only one season with the Tigers, and is widely considered one of the nation’s top recruiters. However, he was hired by LSU’s previous regime, and it’s now apparent that he was retained only to hold together the Tigers’ 2017 class.
Prior to his brief tenure in Baton Rouge, Craig served as the FSU quarterbacks coach from 2010-12 (recruiting Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston) then and co-offensive coordinator at Auburn, his alma mater, from 2013-15. Beloved by the Auburn community, Craig’s departure from The Plains was met with speculation that he had a falling out with head coach Gus Malzahn and then-offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. Craig later publicly squashed any such rumors.
LSU has no immediate successor for Craig, and will launch a search to find his replacement.