Cal assistant coach Rob Likens leaves to become new Kansas OC

Can Rob Likens (not pictured) turn around an offense that struggled badly in 2014?

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Kansas coach David Beaty began filling out his first staff on Tuesday, which includes hiring Rob Likens away from California to serve as his offensive coordinator.

A source told FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman Monday afternoon that Likens would be going to Kansas to take over the position.

Likens had been the Golden Bears’ assistant head coach the past two seasons.

Je’Ney Jackson will serve as strength and conditioning coach, Kevin Kane will coach linebackers, Calvin Thibodeaux will handle the defensive line, Klint Kubiak will coach wide receivers and Gene Weir will handle high school relations.

Beaty already had announced that Clint Bowen, who had served as the Jayhawks’ interim coach this past season, would be retained as defensive coordinator. Reggie Mitchell will continue to coach running backs and Louie Matsakis will serve as director of personnel.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.