From The Archives – Brent Dearmon, OC Kansas Jayhawks

From The Archives – Brent Dearmon, OC Kansas Jayhawks

From the Archives: Originally an offensive consultant, Coach Dearmon was promoted by Kansas Jayhawks head coach Les Miles to serve as the program’s new offensive coordinator on October 6, 2019. Due to his previous experience as an offensive coordinator at Arkansas Tech, head coach at Bethel University, and analyst at Auburn University, Coach Dearmon was able to handle the task of taking over as Kansas’ offensive coordinator mid-season.

Prior to Kansas, Dearmon became one of the hottest offensive names in the game after his one-year campaign as head coach of Bethel University, where they went 10-0 and boasted an incredible 540.3 yards per game to go along with an unheard of 55 points per game, the most for any team in college football.

Show Notes:

0:33 Start as a football coach and the jump to the college ranks

2:02 Job at Auburn

3:01 Prepared yourself for opportunity to coach college

4:31 Transition to Arkansas Tech

6:21 Getting players to buy in

8:54 Building one message on top of the other

9:59 Inspiration from Urban Meyer

11:29 Approach to practice

13:20 Teaching at a fast pace

16:51 Nuts and bolts of Dearmon’s offense

18:45 Go-to RPO play

21:21 What to do to win third-and-long

23:27 Preparing players for RPO

25:37 Mistake as young coach

29:19 Work-life balance

30:46 Two-minute drill

32:50 Winning edge