TCU hires Meacham as new offensive coordinator

TCU hires Meacham as new offensive coordinator

Published Dec. 12, 2013 1:11 p.m. ET

Gary Patterson made one change at playcaller during the season. He officially made another after a 4-8 campaign in 2013.

Doug Meacham will join Patterson's staff as offensive coordinator, confirming long-rumored news. Meacham comes to TCU from Houston, where he spent one season as offensive coordinator. Previously, he coached tight ends and receivers on Mike Gundy's staff at Oklahoma State from 2005-12.

At halftime of TCU's loss to Oklahoma State earlier this season, Patterson took lead playcalling duties from co-OC Rusty Burns and gave them to Jarrett Anderson, who remained the playcaller for the rest of the season.

Both coaches have been offered other positions on Patterson's staff, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

"Our goal is to remain a physical football team," 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. We haven’t talked to anybody who doesn’t think the world of him as a person and coach."