Former Auburn assistant joins Gus Malzahn’s UCF staff
Chip Lindsey’s apparent tenure as offensive coordinator at Florida Atlantic didn’t last 2 weeks.
Reports from mid-December stated that Lindsey had been brought on as the Owls’ offensive coordinator less than a month after his firing as head coach at Troy. While FAU never officially announced the hiring, he reportedly had added the title to his Twitter bio.
But on Monday, UCF announced that Lindsey had been hired as the Knights’ OC and quarterbacks coach. Lindsey will be reunited with Gus Malzahn as he was an offensive assistant under Malzahn at Auburn in 2013 and served as OC and QB coach in 2017 and 2018. He replaces GJ Kinne, who is now the head coach at Incarnate Word.
“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to reconnect with Coach Malzahn and work with him again–he changed the way college football is played with the things he has done,” Lindsey said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to building on UCF ‘s big bowl win.”
Despite his firing at Troy, the Trojans were a top 25 offense under Lindsey in 2020. In 2019, they finished 9th in FBS in passing offense.
Under Lindsey, Jarrett Stidham in 2017 became just the 2nd player in Auburn history to go over 3,000 passing yards. He also finished top 10 and No. 1 in the SEC in completion percentage.