LAWRENCE, Kan. — Charlie Weis has begun assembling his coaching staff at Kansas, hiring Ron Powlus to tutor quarterbacks and Tim Grunhard to work with the offensive line.
The announcements came Tuesday, four days after Weis was introduced as the Jayhawks’ head coach.
Powlus and Grunhard both have ties to Notre Dame, where Weis spent five seasons as coach.
Powlus played quarterback for the Fighting Irish from 1994-97, and he served as director of player development and quarterbacks coach for Weis in South Bend. Powlus has been at Akron the past two seasons.
Grunhard played for Notre Dame before an 11-year career with the Kansas City Chiefs. He’s been head coach at Bishop Miege High School in suburban Kansas City.
Running backs coach Reggie Mitchell is returning from Turner Gill’s staff.
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