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Monday, January 28, 2019

Les Miles announces 3 more support staff additions

University of Kansas football coach Les Miles smiles as he addresses the media Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at Hadl Auditorium.

University of Kansas football coach Les Miles smiles as he addresses the media Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at Hadl Auditorium.

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The amount of support staffers in place for the Kansas football program grew again on Monday, as head coach Les Miles announced three more hires.

Jay Niemann will work for KU as a defensive analyst, Chris Woods is taking on an analyst position and Alex Knisely becomes the director of football video operations.

Niemann spent the past three years as the defensive coordinator at Rutgers. He also worked previously as the D.C. at Northern Illinois.

A graduate of Iowa State, Niemann played linebacker for the Cyclones from 1979-82. He’s the father of Kansas City Chiefs reserve linebacker Ben Niemann, who recently completed his rookie season in the NFL after going undrafted.

Woods worked in the Ivy League as Columbia’s defensive coordinator for eight seasons before joining KU’s support staff.

Knisely served as the assistant director of video operations for Northwestern football the past two years. She worked previously as the video coordinator at both Florida International and Eastern Michigan.

Comments

Chris DeWeese 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Wait a second. We hired the DC from Rutgers (one of the worst defenses in the country) to be a defensive analyst? Help me here.

Dirk Medema 7 months, 3 weeks ago

How was his D when he was at NIU? Obviously Rutgers didn't win enough which is why he's available as an analyst. It could be similar to Coach Self hiring Doc Sadler when he left Nebraska.

Andy Godwin 7 months, 3 weeks ago

Cha-ching. Hope not too far in the distance that the athletic department, with all of the new football revenue, starts helping support the University.

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