November 4, 2017
Kansas head coach David Beaty runs off the field following the Jayhawks' 38-9 loss to Baylor on Saturday, Sept. 4, 2017 at Memorial Stadium. Before Saturday's game, Baylor was winless on the season.
There are tangible reasons to believe KU has a better shot of competing in the Baylor game this time. Yet, the intangible factors appear even stronger.
Internally, head coach David Beaty knows how critical it will be for his fourth University of Kansas football team to outperform the three that preceded it. While externally, Beaty won’t say how many games his Jayhawks need to win to squelch questions about his job security, he has acknowledged such debates come with his position. By Benton Smith
The summer of 2017 was one of hope for Kansas football. A year later, at least for those not personally invested in the successes and failures of the team, a similar sense of interest in KU football likely doesn’t reverberate much outside of the Lawrence city limits. That’s just fine with David Beaty. By Benton Smith
According to Kansas football coach David Beaty, this off-season he and his staff have and will continue to confront “a lot” of areas where the program needs to improve. Beaty described one such goal as morphing the Jayhawks into “the toughest team” in the Big 12. By Benton Smith
Immediately following the Kansas football team's 58-17 loss to Oklahoma State in its 2017 season finale Saturday, Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger released a statement to confirm that David Beaty will remain as head coach.