Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Sports Briefs

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KU FOOTBALL HIRES MICHAEL SLATER OF RICE AS D-LINE COACH: The Kansas football team added another assistant coach Sunday, hiring Michael Slater away from Rice to coach the Jayhawks' defensive line. Slater, who spent four years with the Owls, replaces Calvin Thibodeaux, who left last Tuesday to take the same position with Oklahoma.

"Michael is a great coach and a great man," KU football coach David Beaty said in a Sunday press release. "He has consistently taken undersized and under-recruited players and developed them into top players for their team and in their conference. It is impressive to see his teaching carry over on game tape each and every week."

The Jayhawks now have one remaining vacancy on their coaching staff: at running backs coach, where Reggie Mitchell left for a job at Arkansas. …

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