By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
As expected, the Kansas Jayhawks have fired David Beaty on Sunday afternoon. News broke on Saturday that he would be fired within the next 24-hours.
The Jayhawks were defeated 27-3 by the Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday. Athletic Director Jeff Long will be responsible for hiring a new coach.
Beaty was just 6-39 in four seasons as the team’s head coach. Instead of promoting a coach from within to take over on an interim basis, the Jayhawks will allow the coach to finish the season.
“Our search will find an experienced Head Coach,” he tweeted Sunday. “A Head Coach that is a proven program builder and strong recruiter. A Head Coach that is an established leader of men, both on and off the field. A Head Coach who is committed to Breaking the Cycle for @KU_Football.”
His final game with come against Texas on November 23rd.
“After a thorough evaluation of the program, I believe that new leadership is necessary for our football team to move forward and compete at the highest level of the Big 12 Conference,” Long said in a statement. “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.”
He is the third college foot coach, who has been fired in the past several weeks. First, the Bowling Green Falcons fired Mike Jinks on October 14th.
The team named Carl Pelini as the interim head coach.
The Maryland Terrapins fired head coach D.J. Durkin one day after the Board of Regents recommended that he keep his job. However, due to social media posts and backlash from around the state, school president Wallace Loh decided to fire Durkin.
When the Terps were investigating the death of Jordan McNair, Matt Canada was named interim head coach. He will stay interim head coach for the rest of the season.
This season, he had his most wins in a season with the team, as he had 3. He had just three wins in 2016 and 2017. The Jayhawks went 0-12 in 2015.
This was the 48-year-old’s first head coaching job. He had an extension with the school through the 2021 season.
He will receive $3 million as a buyout for the rest of his contract. He will receive those in six installments.
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