August 13, 2020
Kansas football head coach Les Miles wears a mask while walking around during an early August practice in the team's indoor facility.
Kansas football coach Les Miles and newly hired coordinator Mike DeBord still have some time to lay the foundation for the Jayhawks’ new offense before the players get their first cracks at running it during practices.
In a 2020 college football calendar filled with oddities, one of the strangest discrepancies occurred long before the kickoff of a pandemic impacted regular season. Some programs, unlike KU, were able to get in some spring practices before the entire sports world got put on lockdown. It so happened the Jayhawks in their opener faced a Coastal Carolina team that not only had reps in the spring, but got through its entire 15-practice schedule.
Though Kansas football coach Les Miles reported Thursday during his first video press conference of the preseason that nobody in the program is currently suffering from a COVID-19 infection, the Jayhawks spent much of the past couple of months dealing with the virus.