A popular assistant on the Kansas football staff since he arrived in Lawrence as the receivers coach in December of 2018, Emmett Jones’ reputation with the program’s players clearly played a role in KU naming him the interim head coach, following the departure of Les Miles.
At least some of the uncertainty surrounding the Kansas football program’s future dissipated Thursday, as Emmett Jones was named the Jayhawks’ interim head coach.
There are some intriguing potential candidates with college head coaching experience whose stock has risen in the two-plus years since KU brought in Les Miles in its latest rebuild attempt.
It's been a whirlwind couple of days at the University of Kansas, which finds itself looking for both a new head football coach and new athletic director after this week's departures of Les Miles and Jeff Long. Here's a quick look at a few names that KU Chancellor Douglas Girod, with help from a group of notable alumni, might consider to fill the AD job. By Matt Tait
Less than 24 hours after he fielded questions about what went wrong with his hiring of football coach Les Miles, the University of Kansas and Athletics Director Jeff Long announced Wednesday he was stepping down.
With his hiring of former head football coach Les Miles now facing much public criticism, University of Kansas Athletics Director Jeff Long on Tuesday defended his vetting process in 2018 and provided some insight into what the search for Miles’ replacement will entail.
Even though KU football's head coaching position just officially became vacant late Monday night, some potential candidates for the job already are emerging.
After two losing seasons at the University of Kansas, it wasn’t the lack of victories that led to Les Miles’ demise, rather sexual harassment allegations from his past ultimately cost the Jayhawks’ head football coach his job, as KU announced late Monday night Miles’ time with the program was over.
Although no interim head coach was named to step in for Les Miles when the Kansas football coach was placed on administrative leave on Friday, for now offensive coordinator Mike DeBord is KU football's acting head coach.
Even though the immediate future of the Kansas football program is unclear, with head coach Les Miles being put on administrative leave, the Jayhawks picked up a commitment for their 2022 recruiting class on Sunday from Cory Hendrix, a highly sought after high school offensive lineman.
A day after the University of Kansas placed head football coach Les Miles on administrative leave amid sexual harassment allegations, Miles’ lawyer blasted the measure and accused the school of “bending to the winds of media blowback.”
Back in Lawrence to show off his speed, footwork and more, former Jayhawks running back Pooka Williams returned to the Kansas football spotlight on Friday, more than four months after he opted out the 2020 season.
More allegations surfaced on Friday that University of Kansas football coach Les Miles “attempted to sexualize” football student employees when he was the head coach at LSU, and KU Athletic Director Jeff Long placed Miles on administrative leave.
According to an internal investigative report released by LSU, former football coach Les Miles, now the head coach at the University of Kansas, was accused of texting female students, taking them into his condo and allegedly kissing a student and suggesting they visit a hotel together, USA TODAY reported Thursday.
University of Kansas football coach Les Miles’ lawyer is now calling for the release of a 2013 investigative report on allegations of Miles sexually harassing LSU student workers when he was the coach in Baton Rouge, La.