Chip Lindsey was one of the first big hires made by Les Miles as Kansas football head coach.
He was let go by Auburn after the Tigers finished the regular season, and Gus Malzahn took his offense back over.
Miles quickly added him to the staff at KU, which will be one of the most interesting rebuilds in recent years.
Miles, who was dogged by conservative offenses late during his LSU career, hoped Lindsey would lead an explosive unit with the Jayhawks.
From his release about the hire:
“It is a great day when you can add a coach like Chip Lindsey to your staff. He has a proven track record of putting exciting, electric offenses on the field and he also has built a strong reputation of developing his players. With the returning players we have on offense and the pieces that we are putting together now in recruiting, we have the potential to be much improved.”
Instead, Lindsey has jumped at another opportunity.
Chip Lindsey was introduced as head coach of Troy football today.
He replaces the wildly successful Neal Brown, who took over for Dana Holgorsen at West Virginia.
Trojan Nation help us welcome Chip Lindsey (@CLindsey_TROY) and his family back home as Troy’s 22nd head football coach.
— Troy Trojans Football 🔟x⚔️ (@TroyTrojansFB) January 10, 2019
Lindsey coached quarterbacks at Troy in 2010, before taking jobs at Southern Miss, Arizona State, and then Auburn and Kansas. He also has a ton of Alabama high school experience, which should be invaluable in recruiting the region.
It leaves a huge hole in the KU staff, and one that brings the most questions with the Les Miles era in Lawrence.