Roundup: KU makes its hire, Aggie arrest

June, 6, 2011
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Here's what happened around the Big 12 while its baseball teams were getting KO'd in the NCAA tournament over the weekend:

Kansas hires its linebackers coach

Turner Gill needed a linebackers coach and said he wanted to get one by the end of the week. He delivered.

The Jayhawks brought in Vantz Singletary, the nephew of Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary, a Baylor alum. Vantz has spent the past two seasons coaching inside linebackers for the San Francisco 49ers and worked on Gill's staff at Buffalo in 2008, when the Bulls won the MAC.

"Vantz is a not only a great teacher and recruiter, but also a tremendous person," Gill said in a release, adding that he would "bring great ideas on pass-rushing skills to our linebackers."

Singletary graduated from Kansas State, but this will be the first stop at a BCS conference school in his 20 seasons of coaching.

The Jayhawks needed a replacement after defensive coordinator/linebackers coach Carl Torbush was diagnosed with low grade prostate cancer last week and retired. Gill promoted cornerbacks coach Vic Shealy to defensive coordinator. Defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt will serve as co-defensive coordinator.

Aggies' Damontre Moore arrested

Expectations are high for the man likely pegged to replace Von Miller, but Damontre Moore's summer got off to a rough start.

The 6-foot-6, 290-pounder was arrested on Friday morning and accused of possessing less than two ounces of marijuana.

Coach Mike Sherman declined comment, but Texas A&M spokesman Alan Cannon told the San Antonio Express-News "Historically, Coach Sherman has handled the discipline of his players, and there are consequences for poor choices."

Not much more to say about this. I'm sure Moore and the rest of A&M don't need me to inform them that it's a pretty stupid mistake, and suggests a series of decisions inconsistent with what the Aggies would like to see from their players. Sherman will handle it, but Moore's future now depends on him getting better at making off-field decisions more so than anything he does on the field.

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