LAWRENCE — Kansas football and first-year head coach Les Miles are on the hunt for an offensive coordinator — again.

The Jayhawks on Thursday officially lost Miles staffer Chip Lindsey, who was announced as the new head coach at Troy. Hired as offensive coordinator in early December, Lindsey agreed to a four-year, $2.65 million deal but won’t owe KU a buyout, as his contract stipulated he could leave for an FBS head coaching position without consequence.

Lindsey replaces former Troy coach Neal Brown, who was hired earlier this month as head coach at West Virginia.

“Our family is beyond excited to come back home to the state of Alabama and to Troy as we continue to build on the foundation that has been laid for this program,” Lindsey said in a statement. ”... I cannot wait to meet our team and get to work on strengthening our position among the premier Group of Five programs.”

Lindsey, who also served as quarterbacks coach for his month-long stint at KU, secured the commitment of juco transfer quarterback Thomas MacVittie, who made it official during the early signing period.