The Kansas Jayhawks have been one of the worst college football programs in recent memory and second-year Kansas coach David Beaty knows he has a tough task ahead of him as he attempts to change the culture of the perennial losers.
In order to do so, Beaty realizes he needs to take a step back and re-evaluate his approach.
By doing so, Beaty hopes to ease up on the micromanaging while allowing his staff members to do the jobs they were brought in to take care of.
“We have a bunch of smart guys here,” Beaty said, via KUSports.com.
“We really do. So maybe just taking more input from those guys when it comes to general things that we’re doing and not micromanaging as much. That’s always been a goal of mine, not to be a micromanager, to hire good guys and let ’em do their job. I did something a little bit different here the last couple weeks and I think it cost us.”
By doing so, not only did Beaty show he has a great awareness of his own faults, a rarity among college coaches, he showed a great confidence in his staff that was appreciated.
“He’s always been good about allowing us to have and do what we need to do,” defensive coordinator Clint Bowen said. “I think he’s just reaffirming that he has confidence in the assistant coaches to get their jobs done.
“Coach Beaty is working extremely hard to get this program turned around, to get everything right that you can get right and to can get it done as fast as we can. He’s just always continuing to try to find a better way to do things and I think that’s where he is coming from. He’s always just keeping his eyes open on the best ways to get the job done.”
Whether Beaty’s statements and fresh approach leads to a program turnaround remains to be seen, but it appears as though the unity within the coaching staff is better than ever and that can only lead to positive results on the field.
Kansas has the week off before returning to action next Thursday against Texas Tech in Lubbock.
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