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Texas A&M hires Memphis’ Darrell Dickey as offensive coordinator

Dickey led the No. 2 scoring offense in the country at Memphis.

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Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher made the first step to building his coaching staff Monday, hiring Memphis offensive coordinator Darrell Dickey to serve in the same role for the Aggies.

Football Scoop first reported the hire. Mark Giannotto of The (Memphis) Commercial Appeal confirmed the news.

Dickey, 58, has been with the Tigers for the past six seasons. In 2017, Memphis ranked fourth in the country in total offense (548.2 yards per game) and yards per play (7.46), and second in scoring (47.7 points per game).

Dickey, a 1985 graduate assistant at A&M, was the Tigers' offensive coordinator under Jason Fuente from 2012-2015 and was elevated back into that role last January by Mike Norvell after serving as the team's assistant head coach and running backs coach in 2016. He was also Memphis offensive coordinator from 1987-1989 and went on to be the head coach North Texas for eight years (1998-2006) with four straight Sun Belt championships with a 42-64 record. He also has spent time as an offensive coordinator at UTEP (1994-96), Southern Methodist (1997) and Texas State (2011).