In an unforeseen turn of events, Doug Meacham has left TCU to become the next offensive coordinator of the Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas head coach David Beaty announced in a press release Thursday morning.
Meacham had served along Sonny Cumbie as co-offensive coordinator at TCU for the past three seasons, and was a major architect of the air-raid scheme used by the Horned Frogs during their rise to the top of the college football world during the 2014 and 2015 campaigns.
TCU’s offensive production dropped significantly though in 2016 following the departures of quarterback Trevone Boykin and wide-receiver Josh Doctson to the NFL. The Frogs only scored six points in each of their final two home games, preceded by a 17 point performance in regulation against one of the worst defenses in the nation in the form of Texas Tech in October.
The move now makes Cumbie the lone offensive coordinator in Fort Worth, who also joined the TCU coaching staff for the start of the 2014 season.
“Doug is someone who I have admired for quite some time for his creativity on the offensive side of the ball,” Beaty said. “I have had to go up against him several times and it was always a huge challenge because of his ability to direct an offense. I am incredibly thankful to have him on our staff moving forward.”
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With Meacham already having spent time coaching at Oklahoma State from 2005 to 2012, this is now the third Big 12 coaching staff that he has joined.