Major Conference AD Releases Statement About Coach After Embarrassing Loss

Major Conference AD Releases Statement About Coach After Embarrassing Loss

first_imgMemorial Stadium empties after the game between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Northwestern University Wildcats.LAWRENCE, KS – AUGUST 30: Memorial Stadium empties after the game between the University of Kansas Jayhawks and the Northwestern University Wildcats on August 30, 2003 in Lawrence, Kansas. Northwestern defeated Kansas 28-20. (Photo by Dave Kaup/Getty Images)Kansas football has been really struggling for about a decade now. David Beaty is in his fourth year in Lawrence, but unless something drastic changes in the next few weeks, it will almost definitely be his last.Week 1 did Beaty no favors. Some fans thought it should have been his final game as Jayhawks head coach.Kansas fell to FCS program Nicholls 26-23 in overtime on Saturday night. It was the second loss to an FCS team in four years under Beaty.Overall, Kansas is just 3-34 under Beaty, with just one win in the Big 12.David Beaty is still coaching Kansas football right now, but the loss prompted a statement from athletic director Jeff Long.That is never a good sign after Week 1, even with Long saying that he’s standing behind the players and coaches. Beaty was not named specifically.KU AD Jeff Long released this comment today re: football … “We all expected a different outcome Saturday but I continue to support our student-athletes and coaches and ask all Jayhawks to do the same. Our evaluation of the program is on-going without a predetermined timeline.”— Jesse Newell (@jessenewell) September 4, 2018Long recently took over as Kansas athletic director, after Sheahon Zenger was fired in the spring. Football is pretty easily identified as the spot that KU felt that Zenger had failed to get on track.He previously served in the same role at Arkansas from 2008-17, and Pitt from 2003-07 before that.It only makes sense that Long will want to make his mark on the program, and hire a head football coach early in his tenure. Unless Beaty has a miraculous turnaround, he’ll get his chance soon.last_img

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