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A deeper look at the newest members of KU football's coaching staff

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Five days into his career at Kansas, head football coach Charlie Weis already has hired three members of his coaching staff.

Weis, who was introduced last Friday as the Jayhawks’ 37th coach in school history, announced at his introductory news conference that KU’s interim head coach, Reggie Mitchell, had agreed to join Weis’ staff.

Mitchell, who served as the team’s running backs coach and recruiting coordinator under Turner Gill, is expected to continue to coach the KU running backs under Weis.

Tuesday, Weis added to his staff by announcing the hires of offensive line coach Tim Grunhard and quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus.

We’ve got stories up about both hirings, but here’s a little more on Powlus and Grunhard:

RON POWLUS - Former Notre Dame QB, who coached QBs at ND and Akron:

All-access video from Akron:
http://www.gozips.com/sports/fball/2011-12/videos/2011_fall_camp/powlus

NBC Sports Video about Powlus:

Here’s a list of Powlus’ Notre Dame records:
http://www.powlus.net/ronp/stats/college.html

TIM GRUNHARD - Former Notre Dame OL, who played in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs and coached high school football at Bishop Miege in Kansas City:

Feature on Grunhard after being hired at Miege:
http://www.theleaven.com/oldleavenwebsite/localgrunhard.htm

A good look at Grunhard’s life:
http://www.csh.rit.edu/~phbob/tgbio.html

There’s more to “Grunny” than football:

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