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Kansas Football Coaching Staff is Complete

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A couple of guys return, but most of the coaches are brand-new to KU football.

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In the hubbub of the first day of the early signing period, Kansas announced that Les Miles had completed his staff of on-field assistant coaches.

Here’s a quick look at the changes in the coaching staff from 2018 to 2019:

2019 KU FB Coaches

Name Position Previously Replaces
Name Position Previously Replaces
Les Miles HC LSU HC David Beaty
Chip Lindsey OC Auburn OC Doug Meacham
D.J. Eliot DC+LB Colorado DC Clint Bowen
Mike Ekeler ST North Carolina LB Kenny Perry
Emmett Jones WR Texas Tech WR Justin Johnson
Tony Hull RB Kansas RB n/a
Luke Meadows OL Eastern Michigan OL A.J. Ricker
Jeff Hecklinski TE Indiana State OC Garrett Riley
Kwahn Drake DL Colorado DL Jesse Williams
Clint Bowen S Kansas DC Cassius Sendish
Chevis Jackson DB Ball State DB Clint Bowen

KUSports.com is reporting that Miles isn’t expected to retain Justin Johnson, Bill Miller, Kenny Perry, A.J. Ricker, Jesse Williams, or former KU player Cassius Sendish in any capacity. I have not seen whether or not Strength and Conditioning coach Zac Woodfin will return.

Clint Bowen has a contract that runs through December of 2019, while Tony Hull’s contract runs through February of 2020. Neither have signed an extension, and both would be expensive to let go at this point in time.

That said, I am of the mindset that Tony Hull has earned his position on this staff as the lead recruiter for guys like Mike Lee, Corione Harris, and Pooka Williams. With Les Miles in his corner, I am even more hopeful of big things on the recruiting front for Coach Hull.

According to every beat writer covering this team, Les Miles has been phenomenal with his energy and passion in recruiting to KU football. It will (hopefully) be exciting to see what this staff can do with a full year on the recruiting trail.