Though word had already leaked by social media this morning, Kansas Football assistant coach Tony Hull announced via Twitter this afternoon that he would be leaving the University after four years as some combination of position coach, associate head coach, and recruiting coordinator (though last year RB coach was his only title).
Though there are rumors circulating that we won’t report, no announcement has been made as to Hull’s next destination or who will take his place on the staff. (However, the LJWorld is reporting that Hull will be joining the staff at Hawaii.) Hull, who came from the high school coaching ranks in New Orleans, has been popular with both players and fans, and is credited with bringing in star running back Pooka Williams, as well as other highly-rated Louisiana recruits such as Corione Harris and Mike Lee.
Hull’s reputation as a great recruiter in one of the more talent-rich football areas of the country is no doubt a hit to the staff, but it’s important to remember that he was hardly the only Jayhawk staff member with a connection to the Louisiana pipeline. Head coach Les Miles did win a national title at the state’s flagship university and is still popular among LSU fans.