Kansas adds Les Koenning as offensive coordinator

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) -- On Tuesday, Kansas Athletics and head football coach Les Miles announced the addition of Les Koenning as the Jayhawks' offensive coordinator.

Koenning was hired after Miles' previous pick for OC, Chip Lindsey, accepted a head coaching position at Troy.

With more than 38 years of experience, Koenning spent time at Mississippi State (2009-13), Texas A&M (2003-07) and Alabama (2001-02). He has spent 17 of those years as an offensive coordinator.

During his stint with Mississippi State, Koenning helped the Bulldogs to play in four-straight bowl games for the first time in history, as well as leading the offense to school records in total yards, passing yards, completion percentage and completions.

In 2013, Koenning's MSU offense set a then single-season record for total offense with an average of 434.4 yards per game. Three of the top five total yardage averages in Hail State's history took place with Koenning at the helm.

Koenning comes to Kansas after spending the 2018 season as the running backs coach at Southern Miss.