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KU Athletic Director says David Beaty will remain the school's head football coach

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Posted at 4:44 PM, Nov 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-25 17:45:13-05

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Three victories in three seasons usually means a college head football coach needs to update his resume.

Not so for KU head football coach David Beaty.

His boss, KU Athletics Director Sheahon Zenger, sent out a statement after the team's final game of the season expressing support for Beaty.

The Jayhawks lost Saturday's game 58-17 at Oklahoma State University and finished the 2017 season with a 1-11 record.

Zenger, even with all the losses the past three years, sees better times ahead.

"As I said several weeks ago, Coach Beaty and I have been evaluating the program throughout the season and will continue to do so now that the season has concluded.  While we know the results of this season are not acceptable, the rebuilding of this program is a process, and Coach Beaty will continue to lead us through it,'' according to Zenger's statement.

The university is trying to raise hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade Memorial Stadium.

Zenger's statement also expressed confidence those efforts also will improve.

"I’m excited and encouraged about the coaching staff’s recruiting efforts and the facility upgrades we’ve made thus far and those we are about begin.  As we all know, recruits want to see first-class facilities; thanks to some amazing benefactors who understand what it takes to build a program, we plan to provide our coaching staff with even more recruiting resources.''

Beaty's oveall record at KU is 3-33.