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Former Ohio State QB Kenny Guiton Lands New Coaching Job

A closeup of an Ohio State football helmet on the field.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 01: An Ohio State Buckeye helmet is seen on the sidelines prior to the start of the game during the All State Sugar Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 1, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

A former Ohio State quarterback has landed a new college football coaching job. News of the hire was announced late on Monday.

Kenny Guiton, who severed as a backup quarterback at Ohio State, replacing an injured Braxton Miller for a couple of games during Urban Meyer's tenure, is rising up the coaching ranks.

The former Houston assistant coach has joined Louisiana Tech's football program.

Guiton has joined the program as the outside assistant coach.

From the release:

Guiton comes to Louisiana Tech from the University of Houston and will be responsible for leading the outside receivers for the Bulldogs. With the addition of Guiton to the staff, current LA Tech offensive coordinator Todd Fitch will now take over the role of quarterback coach for the Bulldogs following the departure of Tim Rattay.

"I am excited to bring someone in with the energy, enthusiasm and experience of Kenny Guiton," Holtz said of the newest addition to his staff. "He is very knowledgeable of the game having been a quarterback and has now coached receivers for a number of years. He understands the offense, so I am excited to have him join the staff and be a part of our program."

Guiton spent the past two seasons as the wide receivers coach at Houston where he helped guide one of the nation's top offenses in 2018. The 2018 Cougar offense ranked fifth nationally in scoring offense with 43.9 points per game and seventh nationally in total offense with 512.5 yards per game. Houston scored at least 30 points in all 12 regular-season games and hit the 40-point mark in 10 of 12 games.

Guiton began his coaching career in 2015.