Kansas has fired David Beaty, the program announced Sunday.
Beaty will finish out the regular season, but will not be retained after that. Beaty's final game will be Nov. 23 against Texas.
"After a thorough evaluation of the program, I believe that new leadership is necessary for our football team to move forward and compete at the highest level of the Big 12 Conference," AD Jeff Long said in a statement. "I know that Coach Beaty cares deeply about his players, and I respect that. The student-athletes on this team have continued to play hard -- and I am confident they will do that for the rest of the season."
Beaty is 6-39 in his fourth season at Kansas. The Jayhawks are in the midst of their best campaign under his leadership, at 3-6 with a win over TCU on Oct. 27. However, KU drew just 15,000 fans to Saturday's 27-3 loss to No. 24 Iowa State, and estimates put half the crowd as Cyclones fans.
Beaty figures to be a hot commodity on the assistant coaching market, as his background as a Dallas-Fort Worth area high school coach and a technically-sound wide receivers coach will make him a valuable edition to a new staff.
The school owes Beaty a $3 million buyout, which will be paid out in six installments.
Kansas is the third FBS program to announce a coaching change in the 2018-19 cycle, following Bowling Green and Maryland.
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