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Kansas wide receiver coach Eric Kiesau participates in drills during a KU football practice Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas wide receiver coach Eric Kiesau participates in drills during a KU football practice Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Memorial Stadium. by Mike Yoder

During our KU Sports Hour football podcast Monday, Matt Tait asked me to throw out a guess off the top of my head as to the number of assistant football coaches Kansas has had in the eight seasons since Mark Mangino was forced to resign.

I guessed 35. Pretty close. The correct answer is 38, including three men who were assistants under Mangino. David Beaty was Turner Gill's wide receivers coach in 2011. Clint Bowen was hired as special teams coach by Charlie Weis in 2012 and took over as defensive coordinator in Weis' following seasons and has remained in the position under Beaty. In 2014, John Reagan was Charlie Weis' offensive line coach and his offensive coordinator, the latter a responsibility Reagan lost a couple of weeks into Bowen's time as interim head coach after Weis was fired four games into the season.

KU has had a great deal of staff turnover in recent seasons at certain positions. For example, six different men have served as the program's offensive coordinator in the past five seasons. KU has had five wide receiver coaches in five seasons and four defensive line coaches in the past four seasons.

Kansas went 50-48 in eight seasons under Mangino and with three games left in the eighth post-Mangino season has a 15-78 record.

If Kansas makes a change at head coach, it will be interesting to see if the next head coach is someone who has had the majority of his staff together for a number of years, which would save the step of a coaching staff meshing and assistants growing familiar with the head coach's way of conducting business.

Position
2010 (Turner Gill)
2011 (Turner Gill)
2012 (Charlie Weis)
2013 (Charlie Weis)
2014 (Charlie Weis)
Clint Bowen
interim

2015 (David Beaty)
2016 (David Beaty)
2017 (David Beaty)
Offensive coordinator
Chuck Long
Chuck Long
Charlie Weis
Charlie Weis
John Reagan
then Eric Kiesau
Rob Likens
David Beaty
Doug Meacham
Defensive coordinator
Carl Torbush
Vic Shealy
Dave Campo
Clint Bowen
Clint Bowen
Clint Bowen
Clint Bowen
Clint Bowen
Special teams
Aaron Stamn
Aaron Stamn
Clint Bowen
NoneNoneGary Hyman
Joe DeForest
Joe DeForest
Offensive line
J.B. Grimes
J.B. Grimes
Tim Grunhard
Tim Grunhard
John Reagan
Zach Yenser
Zach Yenser
Zach Yenser
Defensive line
Buddy Wyatt
Buddy Wyatt
Buddy Wyatt
Buddy Wyatt
Buddy Wyatt
Calvin Thibodeaux
Michael Slater
Jesse Williams
Running backs
Reggie Mitchell
Reggie Mitchell
Reggie Mitchell
Reggie Mitchell
Reggie Mitchell
Reggie Mitchell
Tony Hull
Tony Hull
Linebackers
Carl Torbush
Vantz Singletary
DeMontie Cross
Clint Bowen
Clint Bowen
Kevin Kane
Todd Bradford
Todd Bradford
Wide receivers
Darrell Wyatt
David Beaty
Rob Ianello
Rob Ianello
Eric Kiesau
Klint Kubiak
Jason Phillips
Dough Meacham
Defensive backs
Vic Shealy
Robert Wimberly
Clint Bowen
Dave Campo
Dave Campo
Kenny Perry
Kenny Perry
Kenny Perry
Tight ends
Jeff Blasko
Jeff Blasko
Jeff Blasko
QuarterbacksRon Powlus
Ron Powlus
Garrett Riley
Asst. D-Backs
Scott Vestal

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