Kenny Guiton’s Ohio State playing career was nothing special as he was a backup for Urban Meyer. He replaced Braxton Miller for a pair of games in 2013, throwing a school-record six touchdown passes in the first half against Florida A&M.
After his college career, Guiton played in the Arena Football League for a season, before getting into coaching in 2015.
His coaching ability has not in question as Guiton has found a new college coaching job. The former Ohio State quarterback was hired by Louisiana Tech to be its outside wide receiver coach. He was the wide receivers coach at Houston for the last two seasons. The Cougars were one of the nation’s most explosive offenses in 2018, scoring 43.9 points per game and gaining 512.5 yards per game. Those numbers were good for fifth and seventh, respectively in the country, last season as Houston proved it was more than just Ed Oliver.
Guiton’s work with Houston’s receivers paid dividends as they allowed quarterback D’Eriq King throw for 36 touchdowns last season. Louisiana Tech has an explosive receiver in senior Adrian Hardy who led Conference USA in receiving yards last season with 1,145. His ability to get open down the field helps quarterback J’Mar Smith, but the rising senior quarterback only threw 15 touchdowns in 2018.
Hardy was responsible for six of those touchdowns and will be without running mate Teddy Veal, who had 70 receptions for 716 yards. Guiton will have his work cut out for as Alfred Smith is the most experienced receiver on the roster not named Hardy and he only had 30 receptions for 327 yards last season. While it is not impossible for any of the receivers on the roster to make a significant jump in one year, the Bulldogs need someone to fill in for Veal in 2019.
Guiton’s role at Louisiana Tech will determine where the former Ohio State quarterback will end up among the coaching ranks. If he does a good job at Louisiana Tech, Guiton could hear his name being called for offensive coordinator positions at big schools across the nation.