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Les Miles, Big 12 commissioner weigh in on Pooka Williams' 1-game suspension

It didn’t take long Monday morning at Big 12 Media Days for Kansas football coach Les Miles to address the recently announced one-game suspension for high profile running back Pooka Williams, which was met on social media and other platforms with some backlash. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks: Les Miles and staff's emphasis on physicality helped O-line's run blocking

Gauge Hakeem Adeniji’s opinion about an ingredient near and dear to his heart, and KU's senior starting left tackle provides a peek behind the curtain. Was he impressed by KU’s run blocking in the spring? “I could see how you say that,” Adeniji replied, sporting a crafty grin. By Benton Smith

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KU seniors relish opportunity to represent program at Big 12 Media Days

Arlington, Texas — The first thing that Khalil Herbert learned is that it wasn’t anything like the movies. The senior running back was one of four representatives — along with Hakeem Adeniji, Mike Lee and Bryce Torneden — for the Kansas football team during the Big 12 Media Days on Monday at AT&T Stadium. While the event went smoothly for the four KU seniors, the night before was anything but that for Herbert.

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Notebook: QB Thomas MacVittie heads into camp with edge over Carter Stanley

When Les Miles heads into his first preseason camp as the head football coach at the University of Kansas in a couple of weeks, he will do so with a quarterback competition to resolve. By Benton Smith

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Jayhawks appreciate star power Les Miles brings to KU football

Even if In his first trip to Big 12 Football Media Days since his final season at Oklahoma State, in 2004, Les Miles proved to be more reserved and less of “The Mad Hatter," the four players who accompanied KU's football coach left the event feeling as though their head coach possesses star power unlike they’ve ever before seen. By Benton Smith

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Head coaches discuss quarterback battles at Big 12 Media Days

Arlington, Texas — Half of the head coaches in the league kicked off Big 12 Media Days Monday morning at AT&T Stadium. Les Miles of Kansas and Matt Wells of Texas Tech were the only new head coaches to step to the podium on the first day. Familiar faces such as Lincoln Riley (Oklahoma), Gary Patterson (TCU) and Mike Gundy (Oklahoma State) also took their turn at center stage in Jerry World.

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Latest KU football roster features numerous additions since spring

Les Miles on Jayden Russell: 'We want him to end up with us'

As the Kansas football program unveiled its 2019 media guide for the first time on Monday at Big 12 Media Days, the Jayhawks’ roster included many new additions. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles, Big 12 commissioner weigh in on Pooka Williams' 1-game suspension

It didn’t take long Monday morning at Big 12 Media Days for Kansas football coach Les Miles to address the recently announced one-game suspension for high profile running back Pooka Williams, which was met on social media and other platforms with some backlash. By Benton Smith