It's official: Jerrance to Kansas

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It's official: Jerrance to Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas coach Bill Self hired former Illini Jerrance Howard to be an assistant coach on Friday, plucking one of the top recruiters from Larry Brown’s coaching staff at SMU.

Self was looking for someone with deep connections on the recruiting front to replace Joe Dooley, who was instrumental in landing some of the Jayhawks’ top talent.  Dooley left in April after 10 seasons to become head coach at Florida Gulf Coast.

Self and Brown have a close relationship that dates to the 1980s, when Self was an assistant under Brown at Kansas.

Howard, who played for Self at Illinois, earned a reputation as an up-and-coming assistant coach in five seasons at his alma mater. He’s also coached at Texas A&M and Kentucky.

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Moonpie wrote on May 31, 2013 at 5:05 pm

So what. Truly. So what. Howard isn't leaving Illinois for Kansas. Why is this much of a story? Oh, because the Sleepy Gazoo would never dig into something substantial and tell us the real reason why Myke Henry is transferring, for example. And of course the Lame Gazoo must minimize the loss of one of the few actual bigs with experience the team had. So much easier to hold a microphone at the Esquire.