With Head Coach Job Vacant, Jayhawks Backs Emmett Jones | Smithology

Kansas receivers coach Emmett Jones slaps Steven Parker firstly of follow on Thursday, August 8, 2019.
by Nick Krug

With the way forward for the Kansas soccer program in limbo, some Jayhawks started publicly on Wednesday evening supporting Emmett Jones to develop into the workforce’s subsequent head coach.

Endorsements from Jones, KU’s third-year receivers coach, began hitting the Twittersphere hours after Jeff Lengthy stepped down as athletic director and two days faraway from KU parting methods with the Miles.

The coincidence of those two gigantic vacancies made what would comply with for the top coach job all of the extra unpredictable, maybe prompting the gamers to voice their choice for Jones.

The social media motion began with freshman cornerback Jacobee Bryant tweeting, “(Jones) for head coach.” This straightforward suggestion was backed up within the type of quote tweets from KU security Kenny Logan Jr., in addition to cornerback Valerian Agbajw Jr.

Considered one of Jones’ place gamers, sixth-year Kwamie Lassiter II, additionally shared his ideas on the matter, posting, “Put Jones on this spot and (let’s) get there!” Lassiter’s tweet was retweeted shortly after by working again Velton Gardner, vast receiver Takulve “TK” Williams, defensive finish Marcus Harris and different Jayhawks.

Additional calls to Jones, who can also be KU’s passing sport coordinator, would additionally comply with. Receiver Lawrence Arnold wrote: “As a KU participant we want a coach in place proper now who (is aware of) the gamers and (has) a relationship with the gamers.” Jones adopted this opinion with a hashtag in assist of Jones.

De’Kedrick Sterns, a freshman offensive sort out who simply signed up at KU this semester, shared the same tweet to Arnold.

One other vast receiver, Luke Grimm, posted a photograph from the sport of him and Jones, with the caption: “You all know what to do.”

Earlier than leaving KU on Tuesday, Lengthy stated he plans to nominate an interim head coach within the coming days. Whereas particulars of the brand new plan and timeline for appointing an interim haven’t but been made public, it’s probably that KU Chancellor Douglas Girod and Kurt Watson, a KU alumnus and distinguished donor that Girod has appointed advert interim AD, will resolve with the present KU assistant. be the interim head coach.

It might solely be a number of weeks, in accordance with Girod, that KU has a brand new sporting director in place. However solely then will the following steps to find the everlasting KU soccer coach be solidified.

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