Kansas football has been incredibly bad recently.

There are plenty of numbers to point to, but everybody knows the Jayhawks have a better chance at winning a title in basketball as opposed to football. That’s the most obvious statement of all time.

With Kansas’ football struggles, a new coach must be hired, as David Beaty was fired earlier this month. Jeff Long, the Kansas athletic director, went back-and-forth with fans on Twitter Saturday regarding the search.

Why?

Because there is a rumor out there saying that Kansas and former Maryland coach DJ Durkin — who did a number of horrific things while coaching the Terrapins — are linked together.

Why Long cares about what people say to him on Twitter is odd. What would be even more odd is hiring Durkin as your head coach.

According to Long, Durkin isn’t going to be coaching the Jayhawks any time soon.