March 6, 2019
Kansas head coach Les Miles surveys his team during football practice on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 within the new indoor practice facility.
It was expected, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it was easy to see. For the ninth year in a row, the Kansas football team was picked to finish last in the Big 12 conference in the preseason poll as voted on by media members.
Over the course of 15-plus seasons as a college football head coach, Miles’ teams have gone 45-33 against top 25 opponents. Miles enters his first season at KU with 197 games behind him, and roughly 40 percent of them came with his teams going up against ranked competition. By Benton Smith
“You should see how we recruit. We recruit like we make a game plan,” Les Miles said. The approach implemented by Miles and his staff must be doing the trick, given the success of this past weekend, when eight new prospects verbally committed to KU’s 2020 recruiting class. By Benton Smith
Since its inception in 2018, college football’s transfer portal has yet to lure any of the University of Kansas football program’s prominent players away from Lawrence with the idea of playing somewhere else, where the grass or artificial turf is greener. Even so, the Jayhawks’ head coach, Les Miles, didn’t come across as a supporter of the portal’s existence this week. By Benton Smtih
Les Miles isn’t particularly interested these days in sharing vivid details of what goes on during his Kansas football team’s spring practices. But during a brief session with media members on Tuesday evening, KU’s head coach provided some particulars of the format fans can expect for the spring game on Saturday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. By Benton Smith