Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Kansas coaching staff taking shape
By David Ubben
Kansas' coach Charlie Weis looks like he's putting together a staff composed of his former assistants and Turner Gill's leftover staff in Lawrence.
He's hired former Akron head coach Rob Ianello to coach wide receivers and serve as the team's recruiting coordinator. He was with Weis for all five seasons at Notre Dame as receivers coach and in the final season, an assistant head coach, serving as recruiting coordinator throughout his tenure.
He'll replace Reggie Mitchell in that role at Kansas, but Mitchell has been retained to coach running backs.
Weis also retained Buddy Wyatt from Gill's staff to coach the defensive line. Wyatt previously coached at Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, TCU, Alabama, Nebraska and others.
Ianello also has experience at Wisconsin, Alabama and Arizona.