Source: Cal assistant head coach Rob Likens will be new Kansas OC

2014 was a trying season for the Jayhawks, who went 3-9.

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Cal assistant head coach and wide receivers coach Rob Likens will be the new offensive coordinator at Kansas, a source told FOX Sports Monday afternoon. He will join new head coach David Beaty’s staff and hopes to spark an offense that ranked No. 115 in the nation in 2014.

Prior to his stint with the Golden Bears, Likens was an assistant for Sonny Dykes at Louisiana Tech. Before that he had spent four seasons as the OC at Central Connecticut State and two at Southeast Missouri State. Under Likens’ guidance, the CCSU Blue Devils led the conference in scoring offense two times, had three undefeated home records and averaged just under 30 points per game in four seasons (29.1).

Bruce Feldman is a senior college football reporter and columnist for and FOX Sports 1. He is also a New York Times Bestselling author. His new book, The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks, came out in October, 2014. Follow him on Twitter @BruceFeldmanCFB.