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Kansas Lands Promising North Texas QB Jason Bean Via Transfer

NCAA Football: Texas at Kansas

Kansas football may not have a permanent head coach at the moment, but it received a quarterback commitment from Jason Bean, the former starter at North Texas.

Bean held the starting job for much of the Mean Green’s 2020 season and has now decided to move his talents to Lawrence.

Accorcing to some reports, Bean’s relationship with Kansas interim head coach Emmett Jones helped land the transfer in Lawrence.

During the 2020 season, Bean threw 14 touchdowns to five interceptions, completing 55% of his passes for 1,131 yards. However for Bean, speed may be his greatest attribute on the field, as he rushed for nearly 6 yards per carry. Against Rice in November, he ran for 94 yards on five carries with one touchdown.


Kansas has had issues at the quarterback position for as long as most fans can remember, but the addition of Bean gives hope. Kansas mostly rotated between Miles Kendrick and Jalon Daniels during the 2020 season. Daniels showed more promise in 2020, especially as a freshman, but it’s unlikely KU feels settled on Daniels moving forward.

It’s also interesting how much stock Emmett Jones is building within the program. He was named the interim head coach after Les Miles was fired last month. In addition to landing Bean, Jones helped Kansas sign seven players from Kansas in the Class of 2021, which was the best class the program has signed in 10 years.

If he doesn’t get the head coaching job, which isn’t expected, he clearly has earned the right to stay with the program considering how responsible he is for many of the new faces on the team, especially those from Texas.

Plus, if a player like Bean is in Lawrence due to his relationship with Jones, did Bean get some assurance that Jones won’t be gone when a new coach comes in?

It will certainly be an interesting development to watch.

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