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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Les Miles tells fans Jayhawks 'need to play dominant football'

Les Miles didn’t have any grand announcements or bold declarations to make Friday night while addressing a large contingent of University of Kansas fans at the athletic department’s annual KU Kickoff at Corinth Square. Nor did the head football coach want to share any such information with a small group of reporters before he took the stage. By Benton Smith

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Matt Tait: Kansas football coach Les Miles determined to make KU rebuild about more than him

It doesn’t matter where you look or who you talk to, everybody wants to make the upcoming Kansas football season about new head coach Les Miles. Except Les Miles. By Matt Tait

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After making strides this offseason, Davon Ferguson poised to make impact in KU's secondary

College football coaches know it is a dangerous game in the offseason. Shane Jackson

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'4.2 is definitely noticeable': Jayhawks raving about returner Jamahl Horne's speed

The secret is out. The fastest man on the Kansas football roster isn’t a widely known running back or even a touted young prospect from the program’s most recent recruiting class. His name is Jamahl Horne. He redshirted in 2018. He plays receiver. And at one offseason workout, he blew his teammates away. By Benton Smith

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Manny Miles enjoying 'family atmosphere' he associates with all of his dad's football teams

Coming into preseason camp, Kansas graduate transfer Manny Miles didn’t really know what it would be like having his father, Les, coach him for the first time. “And you respect him like he’s going to run you after practice, even though he’s your dad,” Miles, a reserve quarterback and holder, said recently. “Then you get home and you think, ‘Oh, he’s going to turn into the dad now.’ But the coaching never stops with him.” By Braden Shaw

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KU tight end Jack Luavasa anticipates bigger role under new coaching staff

It is no secret that the tight end position has changed at nearly every level of football.

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Talented freshman LB Steven Parker acclimating quickly with help of Emmett Jones

Emmett Jones coaches the receivers on the University of Kansas football roster. But not a day goes by without Jones staying in the ear of outside linebacker Steven Parker. By Benton Smith

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Report: Joe Dineen out for remainder of preseason

A hand injury he suffered during Denver’s Monday Night Football exhibition earlier this week is expected to keep former Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen out for the remainder of the NFL’s preseason.

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KU's inside linebacker duo forms important bond during preseason camp

It has become a routine during preseason camp. Shane Jackson

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'Miles To Go' set to debut on ESPN+ on Aug. 29

Any Kansas football fans who have looked forward to getting some behind the scenes glimpses of Les Miles and the Jayhawks through a new ESPN+ series will have to wait another week — and then binge watch the first four episodes before the season kicks off. By Benton Smith

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Les Miles notes standouts from final full contact practice of preseason

Kansas football coach Les Miles left a steamy preseason practice early Tuesday afternoon not drowning in sweat, rather once again in a buoyant mood. Following what Miles disclosed would be the last camp practice during which the team tackled throughout, from start to finish, he opened his press conference by talking up some top offensive performers. By Benton Smith

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Kansas coaches expecting 2019 to be different for senior wideout Daylon Charlot

After a few rough seasons of limited snaps and even a position change, Kansas wide receiver Daylon Charlot is right again, and his coaches believe they know why. By Matt Tait

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Report: MAC concept for football scholarship rule change mirrors idea pushed by KU's Jeff Long

An idea pushed this past spring by University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long, which would allow a football program to sign as many as 35 players in one recruiting class and 50 over a two-year period, may be picking up some steam nationally. By Benton Smith

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Notebook: D.J. Eliot shares thoughts on camp standouts, D-line and 'Hawk'

Now that D.J. Eliot has 15 spring practices and two-plus weeks of preseason camp behind him, Eliot is much more familiar with the defensive personnel on the Kansas football roster than he was when he agreed to become the defensive coordinator for head coach Les Miles. By Benton Smith

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Liam Jones, Jacob Borcila remain 'dead even' in KU's kicker competition

The starting quarterback battle isn’t the only competition up in the air for the Kansas football team. Shane Jackson

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