Todd Bradford will depart the Kansas football coaching staff this offseason — not for another job on the gridiron, but for the oil industry.
Bradford, who was Kansas’ linebackers coach the last two seasons, is reentering the oil business, where he spent time before joining David Beaty’s staff with the Jayhawks, according to John Kirby of JayhawkSlant.com. In 2018, Bradford was expected to coach the safeties.
An old friend had called Bradford to offer him a position with an oil company, according to Kirby, but Bradford originally turned him down.
“He asked if I was interested and I told him I was happy coaching,” Bradford said. “Then he called two more times after that and offered me the job after signing day. I turned it down twice. But each time the offer was getting a little bit better and by the third time financially it was oil world money.”
Before joining the Kansas staff, Bradford had stints at Maryland, Southern Mississippi and Oklahoma State, among others.
His departure leaves the Jayhawks with an empty slot to fill heading into start of spring practice on March 31.
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