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Sheahon Zenger Fired


NCAA Basketball: Oakland at Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

An official release from the desk of Kansas Chancellor Douglas A. Girod is music to the ears of nearly everyone that has ever been a fan of the University of Kansas athletics. Here is the most important line:

“This morning I met with Director of Athletics Sheahon Zenger and informed him that I am relieving him of his duties, effective immediately.”

Sheahon Zenger has been fired. After weeks and months and years of wanting him out of the KU athletics department, many have finally gotten their wish.

If that doesn’t delight KU fans, perhaps this piece of information might. From Girod:

“I have begun the process of identifying a permanent athletics director. To lead this process, I have enlisted Drue Jennings, one of our most respected and accomplished alumni. Many of you know Drue as our interim athletics director in 2003 and for his role in leading the search processes that brought Chancellor Gray-Little and Coach Self to KU. Jed Hughes, a consultant with the Korn Ferry executive search firm, will assist Drue.”

Obviously, this story is just starting to take off, so check back frequently at Rock Chalk Talk as we compile more information and dig deeper into replacements and what this means for the football program going forward.