Kansas football may be a bit improved from recent years, but things haven’t gotten so much better that the staff is safe. Today, head coach David Beaty made a big move.
Doug Meachem, the team’s offensive coordinator, is out after a 2-4 start to the season.
The decision comes after a 38-22 loss to West Virginia on Saturday.
David Beaty made the Doug Meachem announcement moments ago.
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— Kansas Football (@KU_Football) October 10, 2018
Via the team’s release:
“Kansas football head coach David Beaty announced Wednesday that he has dismissed offensive coordinator Doug Meachem. Beaty said the coordination of the offense will be a team effort, but that he will have final say regarding in-game play calling. In addition, Beaty will work directly with the quarterbacks.
‘I appreciate Doug and all the work he put in during his time at Kansas,’ said Beaty. ‘None of us are satisfied with the progress we are making on the offensive side of the ball. We hope that with this change we are better able to put out players in the best position to be successful.'”
Meachem was a big hire for Kansas ahead of the 2017 season, when Beaty hired him away from TCU. He split offensive coordinator duties with Sonny Cumbie as a member of the Horned Frogs staff. Cumbie remains in Fort Worth.
The announcement comes ahead of Kansas’ bye week. The Jayhawks return to the field on Oct. 20 at Texas Tech.