Report: Former Kentucky head coach Hal Mumme to take Jackson State OC job

The architect of the SEC’s best passing offenses ever has a new job. Former Kentucky head coach Hal Mumme is taking over as Jackson State’s offensive coordinator, according to a report from The Clarion-Ledger.

Mumme is considered to be a founding father of the air raid offense that has found a home in the Big 12 and the Pac 12. He and Washington State coach Mike Leach led Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch to 4,275 passing yards in 1998. No SEC quarterback has equaled that number since.

The change will be a shock to the system for Jackson State. That offense ranked just 115th this year among FCS schools in passing yards per game, with just 128 yards per contest.

Mumme was at Kentucky from 1997-2000 and has since spent time coaching at smaller schools. He was the head coach at Southeastern Louisiana, New Mexico State, McMurry and, most recently, Belhaven. He also spent one season as SMU’s head coach in 2013.

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