One of Bryan Harsin’s former assistant coaches is staying in the SEC.
Former Tigers offensive coordinator Eric Kiesau, who was recently let go by Auburn as new coach Hugh Freeze brought his own staff to the Plains, is set to join the Florida Gators in an analyst role as reported by Matt Zenitz of On3.
Kiesau came to Auburn in 2021 as an offensive analyst, but he was quickly promoted to wide receivers coach four games into the 2021 season. He was further promoted in 2022 when he earned the offensive coordinator job in Harsin’s second campaign — that wouldn’t last, though. Auburn struggled during the 2022 campaign on the offensive side of the ball, causing the Tigers to fire him and multiple other staff members on Halloween.
The Gators will hire Kiesau coming off a disappointing season in Gainesville, Florida, that saw Florida struggle to make a bowl game and get blown out in the Las Vegas Bowl against Oregon State. With quarterback Anthony Richardson declaring for the NFL draft, head coach Billy Napier looks to strengthen the offensive side of the ball through Kiseau’s hiring.