A vote of confidence may be the last thing a coach on the hot seat wants to see, but at Kansas it was probably inevitable.
David Beaty is 3-31 to start his tenure with the Jayhawks, including a 1-24 mark in the Big 12, with the lone win coming in the fateful game that probably sealed Charlie Strong’s fate at Texas last year.
The Jayhawks are 1-9 this year, with the only win coming on September 2 against Southeast Missouri State. Kansas wraps up its season against Oklahoma and at Oklahoma State, so 1-11 (0-9) seems inevitable.
KU chancellor Doug Girod released a statement about the football program’s struggles, supporting the “long-term vision” for the program that Beaty and athletic director Sheahon Zinger have.
KU chancellor Doug Girod: “I want to reiterate my confidence in Sheahon (Zenger) and Coach David Beaty.”
His full statement: pic.twitter.com/l1fCRbwQfU
— Matt Galloway (@themattgalloway) November 13, 2017
We’ve already seen a few coaches fired. While Kansas was a total rebuild when Beaty took over, after terrible tenures by Turner Gill and Charlie Weis, the program is just as bad, if not possibly worse, now. He may get one more year since there is truly nowhere to go but up and KU doesn’t want to look hasty for future coaching candidates, but no one will be surprised if, after two blowout losses to the Sooners and Pokes, Beaty is out in Lawrence a few weeks from now.