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Report: Kansas Offensive Coordinator Brent Dearmon Leaving For Middle Tennessee

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According to multiple reports, it appears that Kansas offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon will be leaving the Jayhawks and heading to Middle Tennessee.

On Wednesday, ESPN’s Adam Rittenburg reported that Brent Dearmon was set to accept a position at Middle Tennessee State. However, the position he is taking is not for a head coaching job, it is for the same role as an offensive coordinator.

Dearmon was promoted as KU’s offensive coordinator in the 2019 season. He held that position for the last year-and-a-half before the apparent departure.

 

By far his best season at Kansas was in the 2019 season when he took over mid-year. Immediately after his promotion, the Jayhawks scored 48 points in a close loss to Texas. They scored 37 the following week and defeated Texas Tech, and, later in the year, scored 31 in a narrow loss at Iowa State. 

However, this past season was a struggle for the Kansas offense. They were dead last in points per game in the Big 12 (15.8) as well as passing yards per game (154.3). And they finished ninth in the conference in rushing offense (104.9). Of course, quarterback play played a huge role in the offense as the Jayhawks were breaking in freshman quarterback Jalon Daniels for most of the season.

With the move, Les Miles will be on his fourth offensive coordinator going into his third season. Plus, it is never a good look when a power five offensive coordinator accepts the same role at a group of five school. Even for Kansas, this is bad look.

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