The Kansas University football team picked up another commitment on the defensive line on Thursday night, when Tyler Holmes, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound defensive tackle from Sachse, Texas, orally committed to KU.
Holmes recorded 104 tackles during his senior season at Sachse High near Garland, Texas. Like a few other defensive linemen who recently have committed to Kansas, Holmes said he was impressed by both KU defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt and Weis.
In an interview with JayhawkSlant.com’s Jon Kirby, Holmes made it clear what he expects from KU.
“I think the program can turn around fast,” Holmes said. “I wanted to be a part of something new. I think Kansas can win and start getting to bowl games.”
Blasko a name to watch
As Weis’ coaching staff begins to fill in, Jeff Blasko has emerged as a name to watch for KU’s still-vacant tight ends coaching position.
Blasko worked with Weis at Florida during the 2011 season, serving as an offensive intern on the Gators’ coaching staff. Following Weis’ departure from UF in December, Blasko became Florida’s interim quarterbacks coach.
Gill hires ex-KU coaches
The Liberty Flames football program will have a Kansas University flavor to it next season.
Former KU coach Turner Gill, fired by Kansas in November and hired by Liberty two weeks later, announced on Thursday that six members of his KU staff would join him at his new school.
Robert Wimberly will serve as Liberty’s defensive coordinator and safeties coach. Vantz Singletary will coach the defensive line and serve as co-defensive coordinator. And former KU defensive coordinator Carl Torbush, who retired in the spring of 2011 to fight cancer, will return to the sidelines as Liberty’s assistant head coach and will be in charge of linebackers.
On the offensive side of the ball, Aaron Stamn will coach the tight ends and serve as co-offensive coordinator. Joe Dailey, who worked under Gill at KU in 2010, will coach the quarterbacks.
In addition, Adam Morris, who served as the quality control coordinator for KU’s special teams, was named offensive quality control coach.