Ever since the termination of David Beaty by the Kansas Jayhawks last year, and especially since the former ace recruiter helped old friend and Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman prepare for the Big 12 Championship game, there’s been plenty of speculation about a possible future in Austin.
On Tuesday, Anwar Richardson of Orangebloods reported that Beaty’s addition to the Texas staff as a football analyst is coming closer to fruition with Beaty moving to Austin in anticipation of a resolution to his pending lawsuit with Kansas.
In March, Beaty filed a lawsuit against the Jayhawks alleging that the school attempted to find reasons to avoid paying the $3 million buyout it owed him as a result of his termination by the school.
The lawsuit, filed by Beaty’s representatives in federal district court in Kansas, alleges KU first contacted Beaty in December to formally deny previously agreed-upon monthly payments of $500,000 over six months. According to the suit, the school told Beaty the reason for paying his $3 million buyout was “a self-initiated NCAA investigation being conducted — not by the NCAA — but by Kansas Athletics’ corporate counsel looking into impropriety involving a former assistant coach.”
Kansas claimed that Beaty refused to participate in the investigation, but now the whole situation may be coming to conclusion.
If Texas does hire Beaty, he would be able to provide valuable insight self-scouting the Longhorns offense and scouting opponents during the season. However, his greatest contributions could be with on-campus recruiting with prospects from the Metroplex, where he had a tremendous amount of success when he was with Texas A&M. He’s a former high school head coach in the area.
And with wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer drawing interest from James Madison last December as a head coaching candidate, it’s possible that he could receive a job offer he can’t refuse after next season. In that scenario, Beaty could immediately step in as one of the wide receivers coaches and get out on the trail recruiting, where he has the potential to make a significant difference in a key area of concern for the Horns.