Kansas announced on Sunday that head coach David Beaty won't be retained at the end of the season and the search for his replacement "will begin immediately," according to athletic director Jeff Long, via 247Sports' Michael Swain.
Beaty will still coach the Jayhawks for the remainder of the regular season.
"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," Long added in his 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 that they will do that for the rest of the season."
Beaty released a statement later Sunday afternoon.
Beaty has a 6-39 record in three-plus seasons. Kansas sits at 3-6 this season following a 27-3 loss to Iowa State on Saturday.