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Shannon Dawson is the New Offensive Coordinator


We can now confirm that Shannon Dawson will be the new Offensive Coordinator at Kentucky. Dawson comes to us from West Virginia, where he was the leader of a high octane attack that was ranked 11th in the country. He however did not call plays there, which may be part of the reason that he has decided to make the move to Lexington (that and I would guess a raise). I spoke tonight to a source about Dawson’s offense and he told me that it would be “like Neal Brown’s only faster and with more shots downfield.” That is probably music to the ears of UK fans everywhere. Dawson has worked for a number of Air Raid coaches, including Hal Mumme and Dana Holgerson and certainly is known for a high octane offense.

I am told that the final choice came down to Dawson, Lincoln Riley and another candidate, with Dawson being picked because of the most compatible offensive philosophy with Mark Stoops. So there you go. More later and remember Stoops will join us on the air on KSR Radio tomorrow


Article written by Matt Jones

3 Comments for Shannon Dawson is the New Offensive Coordinator

  1. Patrick_Wren
    9:27 pm December 17, 2014 Permalink

    In Stoops we Trust…..looks awesome to me!

  2. cracka
    9:31 pm December 17, 2014 Permalink

    Yeah, not really gonna pretend I know the difference between him and some other OCs … Stoops interviewed them and hopefully this was his #1 choice

  3. mbolin9
    9:32 pm December 17, 2014 Permalink

    Was OC at Stephen F. Austin from 08′-10′. While there, had records of 4-8, 10-3, 10-3. Had 16 games of 40+ points, 7 games of 50+ points. Beat Texas College (Who?) 92-0. Were shut-out in Bowl Game vs. Montana 51-0 in 09′. However, it looks like this guy knows a thing or two about putting up points.