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Kansas names former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to the same role

Kansas names former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to the same role
Published On: Thu, Jul 05
Nov 22, 2014; Birmingham, AL, USA; UAB Blazers place kicker Ty Long (2) reacts during the second half against the Marshall Thundering Herd at Legion Field. Marshall defeated UAB 23-18. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas has found its new athletic director, and it's somebody who has become very familiar to college football fans during the College Football Playoff era. Former Pitt and Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long has been named to the same role with the Jayhawks.A 

"Jeff Long has tremendous leadership and administrative experience in major college athletics, and he is a terrific fit for Kansas Athletics as we work to ensure our student-athletes succeed on the field and in the classroom," Kansas president Douglas Girod said in a statement. "Those who know him describe him as a man of character who cares deeply about higher education and the student-athletes he serves. For all these reasons, we are thrilled to welcome him to the University of Kansas."

Long replaces Sheahon Zenger, who was abruptly dismissed from his role in May.

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