While Southern Miss football coach Jay Hopson wants to hire Art Briles as an assistant on his staff, the university said in a statement that the former Baylor coach "is not a candidate" for the job.
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Les Miles hired Les Koenning to be Kansas' offensive coordinator. Miles had to fill the vacancy after his initial hire, Chip Lindsey, took the head coaching job at Troy. Koenning has been an OC at several Power 5 schools including Mississippi State (2009-13), Texas A&M (2003-07) and Alabama (2001-02). He was the running backs coach at Southern Miss the last two seasons.
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