University of Kansas

Source: Vikings assistant Klint Kubiak to join Kansas football staff

Klint Kubiak
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LAWRENCE — Klint Kubiak, an assistant wide receivers coach for the Minnesota Vikings, is set to join the Kansas football staff under first-year coach David Beaty, a source said Monday.

Kubiak, the son of former Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak, is expected to become a full-time assistant coach, though the specific position is still unknown. Kubiak, who grew up in Aurora, Colo., played football at Colorado State from 2005-09 and also spent three seasons as a graduate assistant at Texas A&M from 2010-12.

Beaty, hired in early December, has yet to make any formal announcements about his staff since retaining former interim coach Clint Bowen as the Jayhawks’ defensive coordinator. But for now, a shell of the staff has begun to fall into place. Reggie Mitchell, the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator under Charlie Weis, is also expected to return, while Northern Illinois linebackers coach Kevin Kane will take a similar position at KU.

Kane, a graduate of Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst High, played linebacker at Kansas from 2002-05. In addition, Beaty has tapped Olathe North coach Gene Wier to serve in an off-field, high school relations role that will deal primarily in recruiting.

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