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Tale of the Tait

Introducing new KU football coach David "What you see is what you get" Beaty

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/dec/08/283407/ It can be tough to condense 45 minutes of emotion, one-liners, laughs and handshakes into a few words, but newly named KU football coach David Beaty made it easy. Before we go on, let me remind you that there is no way of knowing how Beaty's time at Kansas ...

The Day After: Chomping the Gators

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/dec/05/kansas-basketball-v-florida/107855/ KU fans joked across Twitter that newly named football coach David Beaty deserved at least some of the credit for inspiring the Jayhawks' comeback victory over Florida at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night, and why not? Until Beaty took the floor at halftime to say hello to the KU ...

Coaching Search 2014: David Beaty an attractive hire in many ways

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2009/jul/27/174787/ When I woke up this morning, I figured it would be just another normal day on the Kansas University coaching search trail. The hire seemed to be at least a few days away and my objective was to call some more sources and find out what people were hearing ...

Coaching Search 2014: David Beaty emerges as leading candidate; hire could come soon

Matt Tait

**10:48 a.m. Update:** It looks like the timeline for the the KU coaching hire has moved up drastically and, according to multiple sources, an announcement could come as soon as this afternoon. It looks as if Texas A&M recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach David Beaty has emerged as the ...

Coaching Search 2014: Another hypothetical example of the trickle-down effect

Matt Tait

**1:44 p.m. update:** There was a Tweet out there — isn't there always? — that said that the KU job had been offered to Ohio State assistant coach Ed Warinner. I talked to plenty of sources today, both before and after the Tweet, who said no offer has been made ...

Coaching Search 2014: Could elite openings elsewhere be a factor?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/nov/22/282578/ When covering a coaching search, it's important to keep in mind the entire college football landscape because what happens one place with one opening can impact what happens at another in a hurry. That's certainly true at Kansas University and has been during each of the past two searches ...

Is the Big 12 really rooting for Missouri football this weekend? You bet.

Matt Tait

All right, so the Kansas University football season is officially over and all of the attention around here seems to be on the coaching search that is heating up by the minute and figures to take a few wild twists and turns in the next 10 days or so. But ...

Coaching Search 2014: There's a new No. 1 on the updated percentage wheel

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2011/apr/18/212302/ When Charlie Weis was fired on Sept. 28 and this whole Kansas University football coaching search first got rolling — the third such endeavor by KU since 2009 — there was one name that I always used to answer the question, “So who's gonna be the next coach?” It ...

The Day After: Three victories in four days for KU hoops

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/29/kansas-basketball-v-michigan-state/107695/ The Kansas Unviersity men's basketball team picked up some Orlando Classic hardware over the holiday weekend, with three victories in three days over Rhode Island, Tennessee and No. 20 Michigan State. More important than anything that will end up in KU's trophy case, however, was the chance for the ...

Coaching Search 2014: News, nuggets and nonsense as things heat up

Matt Tait

Here's the latest info I'm hearing about the KU coaching search, which, without a doubt, has turned up a notch during the past several days now that the end of the 2014 season has arrived. If you'll recall from previous interviews we did with KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger, this ...

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