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KU coach Lance Leipold speaks to media for first time during introductory press conference

New football coach Lance Leipold was introduced as the 41st head coach in program history on Monday at the Indoor Practice Facility.

Leipold comes to KU after six seasons at the helm at Buffalo. Over the last three seasons guiding the Bulls, Leipold has guided the team to 24 wins and three consecutive bowl berths.

In addition, Leipold is the fastest coach in NCAA history to reach 100 career wins. He won six national titles while serving as head coach for Wisconsin-Whitewater at the Division III level.

Leipold had a five-minute speech before answering questions from the local media for about 30 minutes. Because it was a live stream, the video starts at the 40-minute mark.

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Senior DL Sam Burt on KU’s pass rush success during spring game

For the first time in two years, a spring game was played at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Thanks to a unique scoring system, the White team (defense) earned a 74-42 win over the Blue team (offense) on Saturday. It was the first time to watch KU in action since its winless campaign in 2020.

The Jayhawks recorded 21 tackles for loss and six sacks in the win. They recorded three interceptions and forced two fumbles.

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Mason Fairchild on what Jayhawks showed new coach Lance Leipold in spring game

For the first time in two years, a spring game was played at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Thanks to a unique scoring system, the White team (defense) earned a 74-42 win over the Blue team (offense) on Saturday. It was the first time to watch KU in action since its winless campaign in 2020.

The Jayhawks recorded 21 tackles for loss and six sacks in the win. They recorded three interceptions and forced two fumbles.

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Linebacker Nate Betts after KU’s defense dominated spring game

For the first time in two years, a spring game was played at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Thanks to a unique scoring system, the White team (defense) earned a 74-42 win over the Blue team (offense) on Saturday. It was the first time to watch KU in action since its winless campaign in 2020.

The Jayhawks recorded 21 tackles for loss and six sacks on the defensive end. They recorded three interceptions and forced two fumbles.

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Chris Hughes on how KU’s offensive line has improved this offseason

Kansas players spoke to the media via zoom Thursday night after a spring football practice.

Those three players included guard Chris Hughes, defensive back Duece Mayberry and quarterback Jalon Daniels.

Hughes spoke about how the offensive line has improved this offseason after a rough 2020 campaign.

Daniels talked about what it’s been like to participate in his first spring slate after joining KU last June right after graduating high school.

Mayberry, who also played as a freshman, discussed his personal progress as a player.

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Kansas CB Duece Mayberry on progress he made during freshman campaign

Kansas players spoke to the media via zoom Thursday night after a spring football practice.

Those three players included guard Chris Hughes, defensive back Duece Mayberry and quarterback Jalon Daniels.

Hughes spoke about how the offensive line has improved this offseason after a rough 2020 campaign.

Daniels talked about what it’s been like to participate in his first spring slate after joining KU last June right after graduating high school.

Mayberry, who also played as a freshman, discussed his personal progress as a player.

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Kansas QB Jalon Daniels on how his first spring slate has gone so far

Kansas players spoke to the media via zoom Thursday night after a spring football practice.

Those three players included guard Chris Hughes, defensive back Duece Mayberry and quarterback Jalon Daniels.

Hughes spoke about how the offensive line has improved this offseason after a rough 2020 campaign.

Daniels talked about what it’s been like to participate in his first spring slate after joining KU last June right after graduating high school.

Mayberry, who also played as a freshman, discussed his personal progress as a player.

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Kansas AD Jeff Long speaks to media about Les Miles and upcoming search for next football coach

Kansas AD Jeff Long spoke to the media via zoom about Les Miles and the upcoming search for the next football coach.

KU described it as a “mutual” parting of ways, in Monday's release, which comes on the heels of Les Miles’ alleged sexual harassment scandal when he was the coach at LSU finally reaching the light of day.

Miles went 145-73 in his career as a football coach.

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Logan Klusman recaps performance as long snapper during KU’s pro day

Former Kansas long snapper Logan Klusman participated in KU's pro day on Friday.

Klusman spoke to reporters via a zoom call after the event.

Among the topics discussed, Klusman mentioned how he got started as a long snapper and what it would mean to get drafted as one by a NFL team. Klusman also talked about growing up a Saints fan.

Pooka Williams Jr. also participated in the pro day in Lawrence.

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Pooka Williams Jr. on his performance at KU’s pro day and what his potential role might be in NFL

Former Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr. participated in KU's pro day on Friday.

Williams put together an impressive career for the Jayhawks, delivering a number of highlight plays on a team that struggled to find wins.

Williams spoke about what he learned at Kansas, and his potential role at the next level. Williams could be used as a returner and slot receiver in the NFL.

Logan Klusman also participated in the pro day as a long snapper.

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