Kansas head coach Les Miles calls out players to go head-to-head in the Jayhawk drill during practice on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019.

Les Miles, Jayhawks again upbeat following preseason scrimmage

With three weeks left before he leads the Kansas football team onto the field for a game for the first time, Les Miles and his assistants spent much of Saturday’s practice in scrimmage mode, trying to gauge how far away the Jayhawks are from being ready for the season. By Benton Smith

August 10, 2019


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Notebook: KU prepared to play 2 centers

When the Kansas football team makes its debut under Les Miles in a couple of weeks, it looks like the Jayhawks are prepared to take an either/or approach when it comes to the starting center. By Benton Smith

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QB remains a question for KU football with opener 2 weeks away

Neither Stanley nor MacVittie surprised battle still ongoing

A few minutes into his press conference as part of the Kansas football team’s media day on Friday, head coach Les Miles, before fielding questions, had a couple to present to the auditorium. “Let’s see. Should I go into quarterbacks, too?” By Benton Smith

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Former KU football walk-on Sam Burt awarded a scholarship

A homegrown University of Kansas junior from the small city of Abilene, Sam Burt is no longer a walk-on with the Jayhawks’ football program. By Benton Smith

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3-star Louisiana CB Tanner Hooker commits to KU football

Jayhawks now have 25 2020 commitments

The job isn’t done yet for Les Miles and his Kansas football staff, but the coaches now have 25 commitments lined up for their 2020 recruiting class. By Benton Smith

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KU defensive line coach Kwahn Drake well-versed in getting to know new teams

During his eight seasons as a college football coach Kansas defensive line coach Kwahn Drake has become a bit of an expert at starting over. By Matt Tait

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Azur Kamara trying to become more than a pass rusher for KU defense

Rushing the passer isn’t literally the only thing Azur Kamara ever is asked to do from the edge. Much of his individual progress this past offseason, as he worked toward playing a much larger role for KU in 2019, came in the way he adapted. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: KU senior Hakeem Adeniji lands on Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list

A three-year starter on the Kansas football team’s offensive line, senior left tackle Hakeem Adeniji earned a spot on the preseason watch list for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award.

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2021 QB Ben Easters announces commitment to KU football

It will be a long time before Ben Easters plays college football. But as of Tuesday evening the high school quarterback from Brownsburg, Ind., plans to do so at the University of Kansas. By Benton Smith

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Shane Jackson: KU's revamped energy is evident during preseason camp

By now, you have surely seen it. This past weekend, a video from a Kansas football team meeting surfaced via social media. KU head coach Les Miles, who is now a little over two weeks away from his debut with his new team, was captured dancing to ‘Before I Let Go’ by Frankie Beverly & Maze. Shane Jackson

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Freshman QB Torry Locklin finding ways to stand out during KU practices

As the competition for the starting quarterback job continues to unfold during preseason football practices, a young QB is finding ways to make his mark, too, even if that doesn’t vault him into the marquee battle. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles: KU's special teams 'key part' of what he's trying to accomplish

“I have always been a special teams guy,” Miles professed recently. His regard for that third phase of football went up a notch roughly 20 years ago, thanks to the time he spent working with Dallas’ special teams coach at the time, Joe Avezzano. By Benton Smith

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'It just feels right to me': Kyron Johnson making natural transition to inside linebacker

It might just be easier to list the positions that Kyron Johnson hasn’t played. Shane Jackson

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Matt Tait: Les Miles' plan to fill spots a better approach than rewriting depth chart

It’s a daily conversation between Les Miles and his coaching staff, but there’s no tag line or marketing ploy associated with it. It’s just good, old-fashioned evaluation, and it’s just as important today as it was on Day 1 of preseason camp and as it will be on the final Friday before the season opener, which is now just 19 days away. By Matt Tait

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Kwamie Lassiter II expects KU receivers to step up, produce

Even though the Kansas football team lost three of its top four receivers from 2018, with the departure of Steven Sims Jr., Jeremiah Booker and Kerr Johnson, junior wide receiver Kwamie Lassiter II doesn’t see KU’s receiving corps falling off this year. By Braden Shaw

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KU football's 2020 class picks up commitment from Florida prep DE Chris Jones

The Kansas football coaches’ 2020 recruiting class already boasted commitments from prospects residing in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, Michigan, California, Minnesota, Iowa, Ohio, Missouri and Kansas. Now they can add Florida to the list. By Benton Smith

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