November 27, 2019
Kansas offensive lineman Hakeem Adeniji (78) celebrates a game-winning field goal at the end of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Kansas defeated Texas Tech 37-34. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Hakeem Adeniji hadn’t even completed his first year at the University of Kansas when the offensive lineman began to think he had arrived as a college football player. His hunch proved correct, as further confirmed this week, when the four-year starter for the Jayhawks learned the NFL selected him as a participant at its 2020 scouting combine. By Benton Smith
Two seasons into his college football career at the University of Kansas, running back Pooka Williams Jr. is now a two-time member of the Associated Press All-Big 12 first team.
The last-place Kansas football team only won one conference game this season, but the league’s head coaches voted two Jayhawks onto the 2019 All-Big 12 first team.
Just more than a year ago, Les Miles took over the Kansas football program. And once he moved into his office and hit the ground running the new head coach had to make sure the program’s veteran leaders were on board with him. To hear Miles describe it this week, ahead of KU’s Senior Day and season finale versus No. 11 Baylor, that might have been the easiest part of his transition. By Benton Smith