Kansas football: Jayhawks promote new offensive coordinator

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Kansas football has fired its offensive coordinator Les Koenning and replaced him with Brent Dearmon.

Kansas football has been struggling on offense this season, and it seems like Les Miles has finally pulled the plug on former offensive coordinator Les Koenning. As of Sunday, Brent Dearmon, a former NAIA head coach, will take over as the new OC.

Dearmon joined the Jayhawks’ coaching staff this season after leading one of the most incredible NAIA offenses ever. His Bethel Wildcats averaged a ridiculous 540 yards per game during his only season with the program as its head coach. Dearmon’s Wildcats also put up an absurd 55 points per game average, which was the highest among college teams last season at any level.

While NAIA is a long way from a power five conference, Dearmon also spent two seasons at Auburn in 2013 and 2014. While at Auburn, the Tigers played for a national title in 2013 when Dearmon was a wide receivers analyst.

Dearman does have some offensive coordinator experience, as he led division two school Arkansas Tech’s offense for three seasons. His impact on the offensive side of the ball was immediate, with a 458 yards per game average for Arkansas Tech.

So far this season, Dearmon has served as a senior offensive consultant to Kansas football, and will now take over as the team’s primary play-caller.

While Dearmon may not have a lot of division one experience under his belt, he has certainly proved that he can coach. His resume speaks for itself, and his benefit to the Jayhawks should be apparent in the team’s coming games.

Bryson Strickler was the first to report that Kansas football would make a change at the offensive coordinator position, with an official statement coming from the Les Miles soon thereafter via email.

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At the very least, Dearmon will get some experience this year, and go into the 2020 season ready to take the traditionally high scoring Big 12 by storm. This is a good move by the Kansas football coaching staff, and hopefully, Brent Dearmon will have nothing but success with the Jayhawks.