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Doug Meacham has been hired by TCU to be the Horned Frogs' new offensive coordinator, it was announced Thursday.
|The Houston Cougars averaged almost 34 points per game -- ranking 35th nationally -- in Doug Meacham's only season as offensive coordinator.|
Meacham, 49, comes to TCU from Houston, where he was the Cougars' play-caller this season, his only year there. With Meacham as coordinator, Houston ranked 35th nationally in scoring, averaging almost 34 points per game.
Before Houston, Meacham was an offensive assistant for eight seasons at Oklahoma State, his alma mater. He's a native of nearby Arlington.
"Our goal is to remain a physical football team," TCU coach Gary Patterson said in a release. "Coach Meacham was part of an Oklahoma State system that was highly successful throwing the football, and he continued that in his one year at Houston. I'm real excited about the kind of person coach Meacham is and how well he fits our staff."
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that TCU's former co-offensive coordinators, Rusty Burns and Jarrett Anderson, have been offered other positions on the staff.
The Horned Frogs have struggled offensively since ex-offensive coordinator Justin Fuente took the head job at Memphis after the 2011 season. TCU ranked ninth in the Big 12 in total offense this season, and eighth in 2012.
According to the Star-Telegram, Meacham will earn $350,000.