It appears Kansas football coach David Beaty has found the final assistant coach to round out his staff.
According to Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant, Beaty is set to hire coaching veteran Bill Miller as a defensive assistant.
This will be the second stint at KU for Miller, who coached linebackers and was co-defensive coordinator on Mark Mangino’s staff, in 2009.
A college coach for close to four decades, Miller spent the past four years in charge of linebackers at Florida State.
From 2011-13, Miller served as assistant head coach and linebackers coach at Minnesota.
Earlier in his career, Miller coordinated defenses at Oklahoma State (1989-94), Miami (1995-98), Michigan State (1999-2002) and Arizona State (2005-06). He was associate head coach at Florida from 2003-04.
Miller’s addition gives KU its full allotment of 10 on-field assistants, joining defensive coordinator Clint Bowen, offensive coordinator Doug Meacham, linebackers coach Todd Bradford, running backs coach Tony Hull, cornerbacks coach Kenny Perry, offensive line coach A.J. Ricker, quarterbacks coach Garrett Riley, defensive line coach Jesse Williams and offensive assistant Justin Johnson.
FOX Sports’ Bruce Feldman reported earlier this month Jeremy Springer would become KU’s next special teams coordinator. The university never announced such a hire, even after Beaty did not retain former Kansas special teams coordinator Joe DeForest. Springer went on to join Kevin Sumlin’s staff at Arizona as special teams coordinator. Feldman later reported Springer, who worked with Sumlin previously at Texas A & M, was set to join KU before the position at Arizona became available.