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Report: Former Auburn OC Chip Lindsey expected to be hired by KU

In a day full of escalating smoke connecting the name Chip Lindsey with KU football,'s Auburn football reporter, Matt…

In a day full of escalating smoke connecting the name Chip Lindsey with KU football,’s Auburn football reporter, Matt Zenitz, reported Monday afternoon sources told him the former Auburn offensive coordinator is expected to be hired by Miles at KU.

A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to the Journal-World That Lindsey is presumed to become KU’s new OC.

Jeff Long, first-year athletic director at Kansas, declined to comment, and Miles does not plan to field questions on any subject until his entire coaching staff is in place.

Lindsey, the offensive coordinator at Auburn the past two seasons, first flew onto the public KU football radar Monday morning, when, during an Alabama-based radio show called “The Game Plan with Lance Griffin,” on WOOF, former Auburn head coach Pat Dye mentioned the possibility of Lindsey heading to KU.

By the afternoon, reported that Lindsey was out as Auburn’s offensive coordinator and that he was expected to land another job in the near future.

Bruce Feldman , national reporter for both FOX Sports and The Athletic, then tweeted a little before 3 pm he heard Lindsey was “in discussions” to become the Jayhawks ‘offensive coordinator on Miles’ first KU staff.

Within minutes, Zenitz’s tweet that Miles was expected to hire Lindsey, who had reportedly also interviewed for the offensive coordinator position at Tennessee .

Prior to coaching quarterbacks and overseeing Auburn’s offense the past two seasons, Lindsey held the same jobs at Arizona State in 201

6. He was also offensive coordinator at Southern Miss from 2014-15.

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