New Kansas offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey will have a number of important roles and duties during his first year with the Jayhawks. But none will be bigger or more important than him finding ways to get the ball to dynamic running back Pooka Williams.By Matt Tait
USA Today released on Wednesday its annual list of salaries for assistant college football coaches, and a name that’s now familiar with the Kansas football fan base ranked among the top 20 of the highest-paid in the FBS ranks. By Benton Smith
New Kansas football coach Les Miles officially has his offensive coordinator. As reports from the Journal-World and other outlets indicated Monday, former Auburn offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Chip Lindsey was Miles’ choice. KU announced Lindsey’s hiring Tuesday morning. By Benton Smith
Former Kansas football coach Turner Gill announced Monday he is retiring from his position as head coach at Liberty University, effective immediately.
Ten days after the Kansas football season’s conclusion, a coordinator for new head coach Les Miles’ staff emerged. By Benton Smith
Roughly nine months from now, when Les Miles coaches his first game at Kansas, the football roster won’t be devoid of talent or experience. Even so, it’s impossible to look ahead to Miles’ first season in Lawrence, where he’ll face a far greater challenge than he did at his previous job, in Baton Rouge, La., and not notice the numerous positions where KU will need to find new starters. By Benton Smith
In his first official move as Kansas football coach, Les Miles didn’t hire an offensive or defensive coordinator. Miles began assembling his staff by hiring a position coach he knows well. By Benton Smith
Before the fans inside of Allen Fieldhouse had much to cheer about during the Kansas basketball team’s Saturday matchup with Stanford, the athletic department got the 16,300 in attendance on their feet by trotting out KU’s new football coach. By Benton Smith
When Kansas running back Dom Williams first learned, days before the season’s conclusion, that Les Miles had been named the football program’s new head coach it admittedly caught the sophomore off guard. But the more he let his mind soak in the idea of playing for Miles at KU, the more Williams liked it. And, Williams revealed, it’s a reality all of the program’s running backs are ready to experience. By Benton Smith
A number of Kansas football players appeared in four or fewer games this season, making them eligible to use 2018 as a redshirt year. By Benton Smith
The director of the Williams Education Fund for Kansas Athletics since Aug. 2016, Matt Baty, is leaving the department, KU announced on Thursday.
The list of former LSU Tigers who played for Les Miles and were drafted into the NFL is roughly as long as the number of junior college transfers the Kansas football program brought in during the past 10 years, hoping against hope that the juco route would be the elixir that cured KU’s woes. Can you imagine if Miles flips the script? By Matt Tait
With the help of yet another Pooka Williams feat, the Kansas football program, in spite of its 3-9 season, landed three players on the 2018 All-Big 12 First Team. By Benton Smith
On several occasions during his introductory press conference, new University of Kansas football coach Les Miles mentioned the number 85. It’s an important figure for FBS programs, because it represents the maximum total of scholarship players a team is allowed to carry in a season. And it is a number KU has been chasing since long before Miles even thought about joining the Jayhawks. By Benton Smith
Last week, new Kansas football coach Les Miles caught people’s attention with one simple sentence — “I think we will win in the first year.” What does that mean? How might it look and where would it put him in relation to the 38 KU coaches who came before him?By Matt Tait