Oregon is reportedly targeting Florida State's Kenny Dillingham for offensive coordinator role
New Oregon coach Dan Lanning is reportedly going after Florida State offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham for the Ducks’ OC position.
That’s according to Bruce Feldman, who notes that Lanning and Dillingham have previously worked together in their careers. They were both on Memphis’ staff from 2016-17.
SOURCES: New Oregon head coach Dan Lanning is targeting FSU OC Kenny Dillingham to join him with the Ducks as the offensive coordinator. They coached together on the Memphis staff a few years back.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 12, 2021
Dillingham, 31, has been at Florida State for the last two seasons. He’s originally from Arizona so a move to the west coast to be closer to home makes sense.
Quarterback Jordan Travis has made significant strides under Dillingham, particularly in 2021.
This season, he completed 62.9 percent of his passes for 1,539 yards and 15 touchdowns. His quarterback efficiency rating grew to 148.9, which is a 20-point increase over his 2020 mark.
Florida State has already had to make one staff change this offseason. Linebackers coach Chris Marve left to be Virginia Tech’s defensive coordinator, and the Seminoles decided to promote veteran coach Randy Shannon to replace him.
If this move does come to fruition, it’s unclear who would be on the shortlist of names to replace him. With the Early Signing Period approaching on Dec. 15, the timing of this move could complicate things for Florida State’s recruiting class.