Kenny Dillingham, Florida State’s offensive coordinator for the last last two seasons, will leave Tallahassee to become the next offensive coordinator at Oregon. Dillingham is one of the most important hires of Oregon’s new coach Dan Lanning, recently poached away from Georgia.
Dillingham, 31, is a young coach; however, he’s well-traveled and has a fair amount of experience under his belt. Back in 2016, Dillingham joined Mike Norvell’s staff at Memphis as a grad assistant. One year later, he was coaching quarterbacks and tight ends. By the 2018 season, Dillingham was the offensive coordinator at Memphis.
During the 2019 season, Dillingham left for the SEC and was the offensive coordinator at Auburn. Following that run, Dillingham hooked back up with Norvell at FSU.
The reunion didn’t last long, though.
BREAKING: FSU has promoted Alex Atkins to offensive coordinator.
Kenny Dillingham's deal to Oregon got done earlier today. I expect FSU to announce Atkins as new OC later today or tomorrow.
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— Josh Newberg (@joshnewberg247) December 15, 2021
Atkins has been an offensive coordinator; back in 2019, he called plays and coached the offensive line for Charlotte. Prior to that, Atkins coached for three years at Tulane.