There were points during Brian Borland’s long coaching career, he admits, when he never thought he would become a coordinator for a Power Five college football program. In Borland’s industry, countless coaches try to work their way through the ranks, chasing the chance to eventually catch a break in one of college football’s top conferences. More of them than one could count never get the type of opportunity Borland has as the new defensive coordinator for Kansas football.
In case you missed it, one of the newest KU graduates with ties to the University of Kansas basketball program recently completed the work for his degree nearly 20 years after he first started taking classes.
Lance Leipold’s first game leading a Power Five football program is still months away. But the former Wisconsin-Whitewater and Buffalo head coach arrived at the University of Kansas with a strong enough reputation to outrank 30 of his peers in CBS Sports’ annual Power Five coach rankings.
The Kansas baseball team will be playing for its postseason life on Tuesday in Oklahoma City, where it will face West Virginia in a play-in game in the Big 12 tournament. First pitch at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is slated for 6 p.m., on ESPN+ and the winner will earn a spot in the eight-team, double-elimination bracket.