Les Miles goes young in hiring offensive coordinator
When Kansas routed Boston College 48-24 on September 13 and posted 567 total yards, the Jayhawk offense seemed in capable hands.
But now KU has lost three straight Big 12 games – 29-24 to West Virginia, 51-14 to TCU and 45-20 at OU – and Jayhawk coach Les Miles on Sunday fired his offensive coordinator, 60-year-old Les Koenning.
“Seemed like we peaked and valleyed too often,” Miles said. “I just felt like we needed a more consistent direction. So we made the change.” Miles said the style offense wasn’t likely to change but hopefully the success would.
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Dearmon has been an offensive analyst for Miles. Dearmon is a 2008 graduate of Bethel University, and he was head coach of the NAIA school last season. Before that, Dearmon was an offensive analyst at Auburn, a three-year offensive coordinator at Arkansas Tech and a head coach for two years at an Alabama high school.
In a Kansas release, Miles spoke glowingly of Dearmon and said there were a lot of positives in making the move.
“I just think the idea that as a young man, how he’s studied, how he was in the film room, he was the son of a football coach, played quarterback,” Miles said. “I certainly got enthusiastic with the description.”