LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Emmett Jones was picked as the interim football coach at Kansas on Thursday as the beleaguered school searches for a new athletic director and head football coach following a scandal-plagued week.
Jones is entering his third season with the Jayhawks, serving first as the wide receivers coach and most recently as the passing game coordinator. He also has coached at Texas Tech along with several high schools in Texas.
"Emmett's relationship with our football student-athletes is vital as we venture through this time of transition within our football program and athletics department," interim athletic director Kurt Watson said in a statement. "I am confident in his abilities to ensure this program functions at a high level in preparation for the 2021 season."