Kansas safeties coach leaving program for job in oil industry

The Kansas football coaching staff has an opening after safeties coach Todd Bradford’s decision to leave for the oil industry, according to Rivals’ Jon Kirby.

Bradford has served on the Jayhawks staff for the past two seasons. He had previous college coaching experience, but actually had an oil job when Kansas coach David Beaty approached him about joining the program. Now he’s going back to the oil industry because of an incredibly lucrative job offer.

“I actually went about three weeks because I didn’t want to do it,” Bradford said of the job offer. “I looked at every reason not to do it. It is a situation from a family standpoint and economically for someone my age I feel like I had to do.”

The Kansas assistant said someone he used to know from his days in the oil business approached him with an opportunity. Bradford said he turned down the first two offers, but the third was too sweet financially to turn down. According to the USA Today coach salary database, Bradford’s salary last year was $245,000.

Now the Jayhawks must fill a full-time assistant to replace Bradford. Many programs have promoted graduate assistants to their 10th on-field assistant role, so that may be the route Kansas takes.

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