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Jesse Williams set to join Beaty's staff

Williams is expected to join KU's staff as the defensive line coach
Williams is expected to join KU's staff as the defensive line coach

Kansas head coach David Beaty got to witness how Jesse Williams coaches his defensive line up front and close.

In the second week of the season the Ohio defense held the Jayhawks to 27 yards rushing and that obviously caught David Beaty’s attention. The defensive line play from the Bobcats impressed Beaty enough that he pursued Williams to be his next defensive line coach.

Sources have told Jayhawk Slant that Williams is set to become the next defensive line coach at Kansas.

Last season the Ohio defense ranked fifth in the nation in rushing defense and 12th in sacks. Williams has had a big hand in developing good players across the front four in his time at Ohio.

In 2014 the Ohio defense held their opponents under 100 yards rushing in six games.

In 2013 he inserted freshman Tarrell Basham into the line-up as a freshman. Basham graduated last season and set the sack record at Ohio. Ironically he broke the record against Kansas in Lawrence.

Williams went to Ohio after coaching the defensive line at New Mexico State. His defensive front had 213 tackles and 21 tackles for a loss in 2011.

He has coached several players that went to the NFL including Clark Haggens, Mason Brodine, Jesse Nading, Tommie Hill, Brian Save, Andre Summersell, Larry Allen, and Sam Hernandez.