In evaluating the first season of the Les Miles era at the University of Kansas, the man who hired Miles, Athletic Director Jeff Long, hesitated to call the 2019 season an outright success. And even though Long might be openly overzealous with his verbalized expectations that KU win every game, he described the just completed 3-9 year as a step in the right direction. By Benton Smith
A week ahead of December’s early signing period for college football, the Kansas coaching staff’s 2020 recruiting class shrank by one member.
ESPN named Les Miles one of college football’s top 150 coaches of all-time as part of its yearlong celebration of the sport’s 150th season.
Kansas head football coach Les Miles and receivers coach Emmett Jones headed Monday to Texas for some recruiting, and by the end of the day the Jayhawks had another 2020 commitment in place.
After three-plus seasons with the Kansas football program, running back Khalil Herbert now has a destination for the final chapter of his college football career.
In a season full of highs and lows for the Kansas football team, the valleys outnumbered the peaks for the Jayhawks’ defense. By Benton Smith
A little more than a week before the start of the December early signing period, the Kansas football team added another commitment for its 2020 recruiting class. Karon Prunty, who visited KU this weekend, announced on Sunday his plans to join the program.
With the December early signing period just around the corner, the Kansas football coaches are working toward adding to the program’s 2020 class.
The last-place Kansas football team only won one conference game this season, but the league’s head coaches voted two Jayhawks onto the 2019 All-Big 12 first team.
The Jayhawks weren’t able to accomplish many of their week’s goals during a one-sided loss to Baylor. But they did set up Pooka Williams for some relative success, as the sophomore rusher topped 100 yards for the fifth time in 2019. Williams became only the second player in program history to rush for 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons. By Benton Smith
Whether the returning Jayhawks who endured the Kansas football team’s worst loss of 2019 on the final Saturday of the season use that as motivation entering the offseason will vary from man to man. Just the same, as everyone involved in the program moves past a 61-6 beating at the hands of Baylor in the finale, head coach Les Miles said in the aftermath of the thumping that it will get brought up again. By Benton Smith
Carter Stanley’s college career is over and the Kansas football program needs a starting quarterback. While it’s possible Stanley’s replacement could already be on the roster, KU head coach Les Miles said following his team’s finale that the QB position will be one of priority as the coaching staff turns its focus to the recruiting trail. By Benton Smith
“That’s not the way you wanted to see this team go out,” Les Miles said after KU's season finale. Still, the head coach had a different view of the past year as a whole, after returning to the sidelines out of semi-retirement to try to rebuild the KU program. By Benton Smith
A day that ended in frustration for everyone on the Kansas football roster began with a scene that the Jayhawks who played their final college game can look back upon more fondly.
Senior Days are not supposed to look like this. In the final college football game for nearly two dozen Jayhawks on Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, the optimism and competitiveness that could be spotted during the highest points of head coach Les Miles’ first year on the job were nowhere to be found.