March 29, 2016
Kansas University special-teams coach Joe DeForest encourages his players during Tuesday's practice.
The Kansas football program announced the dismissal of two assistant coaches and the promotion of another Friday. Fourth-year head coach David Beaty will not retain either special teams coordinator Joe DeForest or offensive line coach Zach Yenser for the 2018 season, Beaty revealed in a release. Beaty promoted Justin Johnson, who has worked for KU football as an offensive analyst the past two years. By Benton Smith
During his 17 months as the leader of the Kansas football program, David Beaty has talked often about the importance of what he calls the “hidden third” of the game.
First-year Kansas University special-teams coordinator Joe DeForest may not yet have learned anything concrete about what head coach David Beaty likes to call the hidden third of his football team, but there is one thing about which DeForest already is certain.