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Kansas running backs coach Tony Hull watches over his players during practice on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

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'I refuse to lose': Assistant Tony Hull's personality makes him a hit for KU football

Once Tony Hull pursued jobs coaching high school football, he knew he ultimately wanted to be a college coach. Now that he’s accomplished that at age 35, Hull is doing something even more remarkable: he’s turning Kansas into a legitimate factor on the recruiting trail by plucking top tier-talent from Louisiana. By Evan Riggs

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Tony Hull makes 'Louisianimals' part of Kansas football vernacular

Associate head coach creating recruiting pipeline to 'The Boot'

The invented word first became a part of the Kansas football vernacular in February, when running backs coach Tony Hull’s impact as a recruiter in his home state of Louisiana became abundantly clear. Hull, a second-year assistant at KU whose success on the recruiting trail in and around his hometown of New Orleans at least played a part in Beaty naming him associate head coach, wishes he could claim Louisianimals as his own. By Benton Smith

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