He’s regarded as one of the brightest up-and-coming offensive minds in football. But if it seems that Brent Dearmon was a bit of an unknown to college football fans prior to the 2019 season…well, he was. So how did the Kansas offensive coordinator end up here? The son of a football coach, Dearmon fell in love with the game at an early age. After a record-setting playing career at NAIA Bethel College, Dearmon went into coaching at the high school level in Alabama. It was there where Auburn coach Gus Malzahn took notice, and added Dearmon to his staff as an offensive analyst. Dearmon would then spend four years as the OC at Arkansas Tech before returning to his alma mater as the head coach. But after one season of producing the country’s highest-scoring offense, why did he decide to take a leap of faith and join the Jayhawks as an analyst? And how has that leap now paid off?