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'It's all authentic': Former KU football players explain what makes Emmett Jones popular

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.

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KU names Emmett Jones the Jayhawks' interim football coach

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.

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3 potential candidates with rising stock since KU football's last coaching search

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.

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A few early names to watch in KU's search for a new athletic director

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

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Jeff Long out as KU athletic director amid fallout from football coach's departure

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.

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AD Jeff Long defends KU's vetting of Les Miles; KU reaches base settlement of nearly $2M with former coach

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.

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Names of potential KU football coaching candidates emerging quickly

Even though KU football's head coaching position just officially became vacant late Monday night, some potential candidates for the job already are emerging.

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Les Miles done as KU's football coach

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.

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With Les Miles on leave, new O.C. serving as KU football's acting head coach

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.

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3-star Texas OT Cory Hendrix commits to KU football

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.

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Les Miles' lawyer blasts KU for placing coach on administrative leave, claims school knew about allegations beforehand

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.”

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Former KU RB Pooka Williams discusses opt out, NFL possibilities at pro day

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.

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LSU's Title IX review includes allegations Les Miles 'attempted to sexualize' student staff; KU places him on administrative leave

AD recommended Miles' firing in 2013, report shows

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.

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Report: LSU's internal investigation led to Les Miles being banned from 1-on-1 contact with student employees

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.

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Report: Les Miles’ lawyer now wants LSU’s 2013 internal investigation released

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.