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New Kansas head football coach Lance Leipold answers questions during his introductory press conference on Monday, May 3, 2021 at the KU football indoor practice facility.

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KU football coach Lance Leipold wants Jayhawks to have 'fullest opportunities' in new NIL era

Thursday marked the dawning of a new era for college athletics, with the NCAA clearing the way for athletes to make money off their names, images and likenesses without violating any rules. Exactly how that will impact football players at the University of Kansas remains to be seen.

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KU football coach Lance Leipold learned about rebuilding a program as grad assistant at Wisconsin

As much as his successful runs leading both Wisconsin-Whitewater and Buffalo paved the way for Lance Leipold to be hired as the head football coach at the University of Kansas, another job from his past with far less responsibilities often comes to Leipold’s mind as he contemplates the Jayhawks’ future.

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Names of several former Lance Leipold assistants already appear in KU directory

Although the University of Kansas hasn’t yet announced any of the new assistants head football coach Lance Leipold will be adding to his staff, the names of several of his former Buffalo football staff members already appear in KU’s online directory.

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Lance Leipold plans to make best of 'unique' timing as he takes over KU football program

Head coaching changes in college football happen all the time — or at least plenty take place every year in November and December, when the regular season is wrapping up or already over. And transitioning from one regime to another is nothing new at the University of Kansas, where the Jayhawks in 2021 will open their season with a new head coach for the fifth time since 2010. But hiring a new coach, Lance Leipold, at the end of April, just as spring football practices were concluding, was atypical — even at KU.


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