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Kansas Football is So Bad That an Assistant Coach is Leaving for the Oil Business

12up logo 12up 3/20/2018 Eddie Whitman
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​The Kansas Jayhawks had another ​massively disappointing 1-11 season on the gridiron. It's been so bad for so long in Lawrence that they're losing assistant coach Todd Bradford. But he's not heading to another school. Shockingly he accepted a position with... an oil company. 

Can't make this stuff up.

Bradford had been at Kansas for just two seasons, but has been coaching college football as an assistant for 27 years. Once again, the KU football program ​can't catch a break. In Bradford's two years, the Jayhawks were a combined 3-21, which surely played a part in him accepting a position for more money in a completely different industry.

​​An old friend of Bradford's offered him this position. He reportedly turned the company down twice before, but as they kept raising their offer, he thought is was too good a deal financially to turn them down again. 

This puts Kansas in a tough spot now, because spring practice begins on March 31st. Bradford is definitely putting the Jayhawks in a tough position as they try to get out of the bottom of the Big 12 next season. He has stated that Kansas is one of the toughest rebuilds in the country. And he's right.

All told, it's hard to imagine him being the only one pondering jumping ship.


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