Miami football four potential replacements for offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee

Nov 27, 2021; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2021; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports /
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Andrew Sowder Kent State

Andrew Sowder helped the Kent State offense increase their scoring average from 12.8 points per game in 2017 to 23.9 in 2018.

The Golden Flashes increased their total yards from 275.2 yards per game to 383.6 in 2018. Kent State led the country with an average of 606.5 yards per game in 2020. The Golden Flashes are eighth nationally this season averaging 488.4 yards per game and 30th in scoring averaging 33.4 yards per game.

Quarterback Dustin Crum has completed 65.0 percent of his passes for 2,813 yards, 15 TDs, four interceptions and 565 rushing yards and 11 TDs. Two Kent State running backs have over 700 rushing yards.

Kent State will play Northern Illinois at noon on Saturday. This is the first MAC Championship Game appearance for Kent State since 2012 and only its second ever. It’s a good chance for Sowder to have his offense appear on national television and showcase their capabilities.

Miami will have a decision to make on how they want to proceed to hire a new offensive coordinator. This list is mixed with the experience of Likens and Ruggerio and the exuberant youth of Harrell and Sowder. Diaz or a potential new head coach will also have to decide on the offensive system they want.

Miami also will have the option of looking for former head coaches who could potentially become the Hurricanes offensive coordinator after losing their jobs.

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We will take a look at that list next. There are several prominent names on the list that would help the Miami offense and bring experience and leadership.