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Report: Former Kansas HC David Beaty will help Texas prepare for Big 12 title game

Is this a sign that Tom Herman could consider his old friend for a spot on his staff?

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As the Texas Longhorns get ready to face off against the Oklahoma Sooners next Saturday in Arlington with a league championship on the line, head coach Tom Herman is reportedly turning to an old friend and his most recent opponent to help with preparation:

On Friday, David Beaty coached his final game as the head coach at Kansas and will now begin to pursue other opportunities after he lends an assist to Herman.

The two have a relationship after spending the 2008 season coaching together at Rice under David Bailiff — Herman was the offensive coordinator and Beaty was his wide receivers coach.

Last Monday, Herman called Beaty a “good friend” and a “hell of a football coach” before pulling out a 24-17 victory in Lawrence.

Given that Beaty could help Herman in a key area — recruiting in the Metroxplex, where Beaty has deep ties as a former high school coach — Beaty’s time in Austin could increase speculation that Herman may try to find a spot on his staff for his old colleague.