Kansas has already spent weeks looking for a new football coach, and now it’s enlisted help.
Kansas has hired Chuck Neinas, head of the search firm Neinas Sports Services in Boulder, Co., to help find the person to lead the Jayhawks football program.
Former coach Charlie Weis was fired on Sept. 28 and interim coach Clint Bowen, the former defensive coordinator, hasn’t been able to do much better during his short tenure.
Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger said the use of a search firm would be geared toward identifying possible candidates and for vetting.
Neinas, who was the interim Big 12 Commissioner and the former commissioner of the Big Eight, charges about $50,000 per search, according to a 2013 story in USA Today.
Neinas’ placement list is impressive. He’s credited with the placement of Mack Brown at Texas; Bob Stoops at Oklahoma; Les Miles at Oklahoma State, then LSU; Mark Richt at Georgia, and Mark Dantonio at Michigan State.
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