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KU fires Doug Meacham; head coach David Beaty to have final say on playcalls

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The Kansas Jayhawks fired offensive coordinator Doug Meacham on Wednesday, the school announced.

The Jayhawks (2-4, 0-3 in Big 12) have lost three consecutive games.

Kansas coach David Beaty said in a statement that coordination of the team's offense will be a "team effort" but that he will have the final say on playcalls.

"None of us are satisfied with the progress we are making on the offensive side of the ball," Beaty said. "We hope that with this change we are better able to put our players in the best position to be successful."

Meacham, who previously was offensive coordinator at TCU, was hired by Beaty before the 2017 season. He was a finalist for the 2014 Broyles Award, which goes to the nation's top assistant, after helping the Horned Frogs' offense boost its scoring by 21 points per game from the previous season.

Since Meacham arrived in Kansas, the Jayhawks are last in the Big 12 in yards per game (335.2), yards per play (4.85) and scoring offense (21.6 points per game), but they improved in scoring offense and yards per play under his watch, averaging 17.75 points and 4.7 yards per play in the two seasons before his arrival.

ESPN's Sam Khan contributed to this report.

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