September 16, 2017
Kansas offensive coordinator Doug Meacham watches from the sidelines during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio.
Fourth-year Kansas football coach David Beaty engaged his itchy trigger finger yet again Wednesday, firing offensive coordinator Doug Meacham in a two-paragraph press release. Beaty said he will handle in-game play-calling and will coach quarterbacks, duties Meacham handled for the first half of a 2-4 season.
A year after witnessing the Kansas football team finish ninth in the Big 12 in passing and 10th in total offense, coordinator Doug Meacham will take on new responsibilities in his second season with the program, working every step of the way with the players he asks to make the proper reads and throws at the line of scrimmage. By Benton Smith
Kansas football defensive coordinator Clint Bowen didn’t have to look far this week to find an expert on key members of TCU’s offense. Typical video study on his own, of course, could have shown Bowen what the No. 4-ranked Horned Frogs have done to propel the team to a 6-0 start. But Bowen also prepared for the Jayhawks’ nationally-televised road challenge by picking the brain of KU offensive coordinator Doug Meacham. By Benton Smith
While the addition of offensive coordinator Doug Meacham to the Kansas football staff hasn’t yet translated to more victories, the Jayhawks’ current version of the Air Raid offense has proven more effective than the 2016 model. Through four games a year ago, when Meacham still worked for Gary Patterson at TCU, the KU offense floundered, averaging just 353 yards — 102nd among FBS programs. By Benton Smith