When David Beaty accepted the head coaching job at Kansas last December, he did so with a blue print in mind. Part of that blueprint goes back to what he learned in the two years he worked under former head coach Mark Mangino.
Earlier in the week, Beaty was quick to praise the now offensive coordinator at Iowa State, who led the Jayhawks to unprecedented success at Kansas, culminating with consecutive bowl wins and a win in the Orange Bowl following their historic 2007 season. Today, Beaty takes principles from the way things were done at KU under Mangino, including how they go about their daily schedule and most importantly, how they look at recruiting.
“We have a certain schedule set. Last night (Monday) we are on the phones for a good while, and then we'll be on the phone again tonight and we'll be on the phone again tomorrow night,” Beaty said at his weekly media session Tuesday. “That's something, you asked me what Coach Mangino -- taught me; he taught me that you do it every day. You recruit every single day. And we do it every day.”
Despite the 0-3 start by Kansas, the process lie in the details and it’s a mindset that Beaty has stressed day one. It’s culture bred heavy in competition.
“We are trying to make this thing better by creating a competitive environment and the way you do that is bring in better what you've got,” Beaty said. “Keep trying to find better than what you've got and that will make those guys better.”