Les Miles has hired his first coordinator of his Kansas tenure, adding Chip Lindsey, the former Auburn assistant, as his offensive coordinator.
Lindsey was the offensive coordinator with the Tigers the past two seasons. In 2017, when Auburn reached the SEC Championship Game, Auburn became just the eighth team in SEC history and the first in Auburn history to rush and pass for 3,000 yards in a season. The Tigers also ranked 26th nationally in total offense and set an Auburn record scoring 327 points in SEC play.
Miles said in a statement, “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.”
Lindsey spent time at Auburn in 2013 as an offensive analyst. Then he went to Southern Miss as an offensive coordinator for 2014 and 2015, which was followed a stint at Arizona State, and then the return to Auburn.
Lindsey’s ties are to SEC territory, adding another flavor of the conference to the Jayhawks. Lindsey played a North Alabama and was a high school coach at powerhouse Hoover High in Alabama. He also spent time as a high school coach in Georgia.
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