Since the day Jeff Long became the new athletic director at Kansas, we knew this was possible, and it happened on Sunday. Kansas announced that David Beaty had been fired as the head coach, but that both sides agreed Beaty would finish out the season.
Jeff Long said in a statement, “After a thorough evaluation, I believe that new leadership is necessary for our football program to move forward and compete at the highest level of the Big 12 Conference. I know that coach Beaty cares deeply about his players, and I respect that. The student-athletes on this team have continued to play hard – and I am confident they will do that for the rest of the season.”
Beaty has been the coach of the Jayhawks since the start of the 2015 season and has a record of 6-39 overall of 2-31 in Big 12 play. KU has won three games this season, which doubled his win total for his career, but it has not been enough as KU has still found itself at the bottom of the Big 12 Conference standings. He’s set to earn $3 million for being fired from a contract that was in place through 2021. Beaty’s last game coaching KU will be Friday, November 23rd against Texas Tech.
Long said that the search for a new head coach will “begin immediately.”
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