Kansas Jayhawks football program losing O-line coach Scott Fuchs to Tennessee Titans

Kansas football is losing its third member of the coaching staff this offseason.
Kansas offensive line coach Scott Fuchs points out positioning during a drill exercise at Saturday's practice
Kansas offensive line coach Scott Fuchs points out positioning during a drill exercise at Saturday's practice / Evert Nelson/The Capital-Journal / USA

The Kansas football program is expected to have one of its best campaigns in program history next season under fourth-year head coach Lance Leipold. However, several key components of the coaching staff have left for different jobs during the offseason, and another is expected to depart within the coming days.

According to Football Scoop, offensive line coach Scott Fuchs is joining Brian Callahan the Tennessee Titans in an offensive assistant role. This will be the first time Fuchs serves at the next level.

Callahan shifted from being the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive coordinator to Tennessee's head coach. He has made multiple coaching staff changes since arriving in Nashville and is now bringing Fuchs on board. The former Jayhawk coach figures to be crucial for coordinating the run game and developing players in the trenches.

Fuchs had been part of Coach Leipold's staff since 2019 and spent three years at Kansas. He was an All-American at North Dakota State in his playing days and is widely regarded as one of the best minds in the industry after over 30 years of experience. His resume includes stops at Wyoming and Division II powerhouse Grand Valley State.

In addition to replacing Fuchs with a new position coach, Leipold and his assistants must push to keep the high schoolers he recruited on board with the program. Carter Lavrusky, David Abajian, Harrison Utley, and Kene Anene are the Jayhawks' offensive line commits, while former Iowa State offensive linemen Darrell Simmons and Division II Rimington Award winner Shane Bumgardner transferred in for next year.

Kansas football has already lost former offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki and former defensive backs coach Jordan Peterson to premier schools since the season concluded, and this loss stings just as much as the others do. However, Leipold has shown that he can find coaching replacements, so fans should be confident that Fuchs' replacement will be a solid one.