AUBURN – Auburn head coach Hugh Freeze has decided not to retain Phillip Montgomery as the team's offensive coordinator after just one season.

“I informed Philip today he would not be retained as our offensive coordinator,” Freeze said. “Philip is a good coach and a good man. Decisions like this are never easy, however, I decided this is best for our program moving forward. I’m appreciative of his efforts this past year and wish him nothing but the best.”

Auburn struggled offensively throughout the 2023 season.

The Tigers finished ninth in the SEC in total yards with 4,566, 10th in yards per game averaging 351.23, last in passing yards with 2,109 and 11th in points per game averaging 26.15.

Montgomery's replacement will be the seventh offensive coordinator Auburn has had in the last eight seasons.

Montgomery is the second assistant coach to leave the staff this offseason, following Wesley McGriff who took a job at Texas A&M.

There are currently no known candidates to replace Montgomery.

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