Report: David Beaty expected to join University of Texas staff as analyst
After three unfortunate seasons with the Kansas Jayhawks that culminated with his firing after compiling a 6-42 record, former Texas A&M assistant coach David Beaty appears to be returning to the Lone Star State. Only this time, he’ll be about 100 miles south from College Station.
As first reported by Texas University beat writer Anwar Richardson, Beaty and his family have moved to Austin in anticipation of the veteran football coach joining Tom Herman’s staff in an analyst role.
Despite a subpar tenure in Lawrence, Beaty is highly regarded among coaches and has a stellar reputation as an ace recruiter. Although many will be unable to look past his abysmal win-loss record, Beaty’s time as a head coach was not void of milestones and accomplishments.
With only 68 scholarship athletes on hand last season, the Jayhawks won their first road game since 2009, strung together their first winning streak since 2011, and also defeated two power-five programs for the first time since 2010. We also can’t forget their unforgettable 24-21 victory over Texas in 2016; their first time defeating the Longhorns since 1938.
Since his removal as Head Coach of the Jayhawks, Beaty’s focus has been shifted from searching for a new employer, from suing his old one. According to a release from Deans and Lyons law firm, Kansas officials allegedly set out to find a loophole around paying the coach the remaining 3 million dollars left on his contract.
Beaty’s lawyer released a statement after filing the suit, claiming "Kansas Athletics can't walk back its decision to terminate coach Beaty without cause after confirming it publicly, privately, and in writing. Coach Beaty and his family will always cherish their time at KU, but they do not understand why Kansas Athletics has reneged on its promises".
If the accusations are deemed true, the University would, in turn, be in breach of contract. Kansas officials have since denied the allegations publicly and the issue appears close to being put to bed.
Moving from the head of a program to a behind the scenes analyst has been a popular move for fired coaches in recent years. Whether it is Lane Kiffin, Butch Jones, or Steve Sarkisian, the blueprint is laid out for these humbled leaders to bide their time assisting a top flight program prior to pouncing on the next opening that they can get their hands on.