Kent State coach Sean Lewis will join Deion Sanders with Colorado football, report says

FILE - Kent State head coach Sean Lewis watches as his team warms up before an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma on Sept. 10, 2022, in Norman, Okla. Lewis is leaving the school after five seasons to become new Colorado coach Deion Sanders' offensive coordinator, a person familiar with the hiring told The Associated Press on Monday night, Dec. 5. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
FILE - Kent State head coach Sean Lewis watches as his team warms up before an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma on Sept. 10, 2022, in Norman, Okla. Lewis is leaving the school after five seasons to become new Colorado coach Deion Sanders' offensive coordinator, a person familiar with the hiring told The Associated Press on Monday night, Dec. 5. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

Sean Lewis will be the former coach of the Kent State Golden Flashes, according to reports.

Lewis, hired by Kent in December of 2017, will reportedly join former Jackson State coach Deion Sanders at Colorado as offensive coordinator. Sanders was hired this past weekend.

In five seasons, Lewis’ teams went 24-31 and appeared in two postseason bowls, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (2021) and the Tropical Smoothie Café Frisco Bowl (2019). He took a Kent State program that struggled significantly prior to his arrival and made them respectable.

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Lewis came to Kent with a reputation for leading explosive offenses, having developed them at Bowling Green and Syracuse.  His offenses averaged 28 points or better each year the past four seasons with Kent State.

He will join a Buffaloes program that ranked last in several offensive categories, including scoring and total offense. They finished last in the Pac-12 with a 1-11 record.

In October Lewis was viewed as a candidate for the Wisconsin job that eventually went to Luke Fickell from Cincinnati, according to reports. He was also drew interest at a potential replacement for Fickell with the Bearcats.

This article originally appeared on Akron Beacon Journal: Kent State coach Sean Lewis joining Deion Sanders' Colorado staff