Kansas University football coach Turner Gill confirmed Wednesday that KU wide receivers coach David Beaty will not become a part of his coaching staff.
“It was a very difficult decision on not hiring David Beaty,” Gill said. “I am carefully and specifically putting together the best staff for the University of Kansas football program.”
Beaty, who coached under former Kansas coach Mark Mangino for two seasons, was one of three Mangino assistants assigned to take over interim head coaching duties following Mangino’s resignation.
He becomes the last member of Mangino’s coaching staff to be cast aside by Gill.
At his introductory news conference Monday, Gill announced that Chuck Long would be his offensive coordinator and Carl Torbush would be his defensive coordinator.
That seemed to be the writing on the wall for former offensive coordinator Ed Warinner, a finalist for the American Football Coaches Association National Assistant Coach of the Year Award this season, and former defensive coordinator Clint Bowen, who played defensive back at Kansas in the mid-1990s and just completed his ninth season with the program. Neither coach will join Gill’s staff.
Other assistant coaches who were let go included: linebackers coach/co-defensive coordinator Bill Miller, tight ends coach/recruiting coordinator Brandon Blaney, cornerbacks coach Je’Ney Jackson, defensive line coach Tom Sims, offensive line coach/run-game coordinator John Reagan, running backs coach/special teams coordinator Louie Matsakis and strength and conditioning coach Chris Dawson.
In addition to naming Long and Torbush to his staff, Gill announced Monday the hiring of Aaron Stamn as tight ends/special teams coach. Stamn was on Gill’s staff at Buffalo.
Meier gets call from Mangino
KU senior receiver Kerry Meier said he received a phone call Monday from former KU football coach Mark Mangino.
“He just wanted to check in to see how I was doing,” Meier said. “He knew I was on the verge of graduating, and he just wished me the best of luck with school and finishing school out.”
Meier said before that conversation, he hadn’t talked much to Mangino since his Dec. 3 resignation.
“It was good just to hear his voice and talk to him,” Meier said. “He’s in good spirits. He’s a happy guy right now. He’s finally gotten a chance to sit down and sit back and relax and enjoy time with his family.”