Beaty to assist Texas in scouting for Big 12 Championship

Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley, back, and Kansas head coach David Beaty, front, meet mid field following an NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Oklahoma won 55-40. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
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(WIBW) -- Former Kansas head football coach David Beaty is set to spend this upcoming week in Austin, Texas, helping the University of Texas and head coach Tom Herman prepare for the Big 12 Championship.

No. 14 Texas will face No. 6 Oklahoma in a Red River re-match which saw the Longhorns edge the Sooners 48-45 on Oct. 27.

Herman confirmed Beaty will be helping Texas' staff during Monday's Big 12 teleconference.

The news comes days after the Jayhawks' 24-17 loss to the Longhorns in Lawrence.

According to KAKE News' Scott Braswell, during Beaty and Herman's postgame handshake, Herman told Beaty that he loved him and would be giving him a call later.

The news, however, does seem to have irritated Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley.

During Riley's Monday press conference, Riley seemed irritated at the prospect of Beaty helping out Texas.

“Coach Beaty can do what he wants to do,” Riley said. “I don’t like the precedent of it, of being able to bring in somebody from a league in the same year. I don’t think that’s good for the conference. But it’s not against the rules, so if they want to do it, that’s fine.”

Herman said Beaty will mostly help out with self-scouting the Texas team.