Kansas football on shaky ground with administration change

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The college football season is still a ways off, yet Kansas head coach Dave Beaty just slid into the top spot among college coaches for the “Hottest seat” in the country. Why is that have any local interest? No less than nine Louisiana products suit up for the Jayhawks.

Wide receiver Daylon Cahrlot (Patterson, La.), cornerback Corione Harris (Landry-Walker), cornerback Mike Lee (Landry-Walker), wide receiver Takulve Williams (St. Augustine), offensive tackle Malik Clark (Warren Easton), deep snapper Logan Klusman (St. Thomas More), wide receiver Travis Jordan (Landry/Walker) and quarterback Tyriek Starks (Warren Easton). Not yet included on the 2018 roster yet is top signee Pooka Williams out of Hahnville, Louisiana’s top prep player last season.

Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger was fired, citing a lack of progress in key areas. Deputy AD Sean Lester will serve as interim. Kansas chancellor Douglas Girod met with Beaty and encouraged him to press on with the recruiting process, but also said that a search committee will make an AD hire who will decide the football coach’s fate.

Beaty earns $1.6 million a year with a contract that runs through 2021.

The gentleman who has handled all of the KU recruiting in the Pelican state with great success is former Warren Easton head coach Tony Hull.

It appears that Beaty will be granted the opportunity to proceed with the 2018 campaign, but with a 3-33 record through the past three seasons, the waters look to be choppy ahead.

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Rene Nadeau

Rene Nadeau

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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