Reports: KU in talks with Chip Lindsey to become offensive coordinator

Courtesy of WSFA

(WIBW) - Les Miles is reportedly close to figuring out his offensive coordinator vacancy.

According to multiple outlets, including The Athletic and AL.com, Kansas is in talks to hire former Auburn offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey for the same position. Lindsey was with the Tigers for two seasons.

This past year, statistically speaking, was a struggle for the Tigers' offense. Lindsey's unit ranked 72nd nationally in scoring offense (28.3 points per game), 94th in total offense (373.6 yards per game) and 83rd in yards per play (5.47).

2017 was much more productive for Lindsey and Auburn. As the Tigers won an SEC West division title, Auburn became just the eighth team in SEC history to rush and pass for 3,000 yards in a season. The team also set a program record for points in SEC play with 327.

Lindsey spent 2016 at Arizona State after a successful two-year stint at Southern Miss. With the Golden Eagles, he led a unit that ranked seventh nationally in total points in 2015. He also helped develop current San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens, who broke multiple Southern Miss passing records.