The Kansas football program is all in on up and coming offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon as evidenced by the Jayhawks’ latest hire.
Kansas football has been lacking creative coaching in the past, but they’ve found a diamond in the rough with Brent Dearmon. The young offensive coordinator proved last season that has the potential to help this team maximize its win output. Les Miles seems to believe in him too, given the latest hire.
Yesterday, Kansas football announced that Jonathan Wallace would be joining the staff as special teams coordinator and running backs coach. Wallace was previously the tight ends coach at Air Force, and at Bethel before that.
Kansas football fans may remember that Dearmon was the head coach at Bethel, where he had immense success.
In his playing days, Wallace was a quarterback at Auburn from 2012-2014 before switching to receiver in 2015. While he was at Auburn, the Tigers won an SEC championship and made an appearance in the national championship.
“Jonathan is a detail-oriented coach, who is also a dynamic recruiter. He has experience with a championship caliber football program as both a player and a coach and knows the intricacies of the offensive scheme we want to run. Additionally, he has a strong understanding of what we want to accomplish in all phases of the kicking game.” – Les Miles on Wallace
Wallace will be replacing running backs coach Tony Hull who left recently to take a job at Hawaii, and special teams coach Mike Ekeler who took a job at North Texas. This has to be looked at as a great hire for the Jayhawks, and it seems like Miles has quite a bit of faith in Dearmon given he and Wallace’s connection.
Kansas football is still a few years from a complete turnaround, but things are improving judging by the hires Les Miles has made so far.