Edwin Mortimer Hopkins, a Kansas University English professor, was the Jayhawks' second coach, in 1891. He took the team to a respectable 6-1-1 record.
From 1894-1896, College Football Hall of Famer Hector Cowan led the Jayhawks to a 15-7-1 record.
Lawrence native and KU alumnus A.R. Kennedy won 83 percent of the games he coached from 1904-1910, going 53-9-4.
From left to right: Parke Davis, football statistic recorder and former football coach at Lafayette, Princeton and Wisconsin, and Fielding Yost, Michigan Coach, who played under Davis in 1896, recalled the old days at the eleventh annual meeting of the American Football Coaches Association at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City on Dec. 29, 1931. Yost coached KU in 1899, leading the team to a perfect 10-0 record.
Better known for his success on the basketball court, Phog Allen coached the KU football team from in 1920, going 5-2-1. He's seen here giving his final instructions to his team before playing -- and winning -- the 1952 NCAA men's basketball championship game in Seattle. KU defeated St. John's, 80-63, for the title.
Pepper Rodgers, seen here in 1972 as a UCLA coach, led the Jayhawks from 1967-1970. They won the Big Eight title in 1968, and lost the 1968 Orange Bowl to Penn State.
Longtime coach Don Fambrough, seen here in a 2005 file photo, presided over the Jayhawks from 1971-1982, going 37-48-5.
Former Colorado and Washington football coach Rick Neuheisel, left, and former KU coach Glen Mason, who went 47-54-1 from 1988-1996.
KU Coach Terry Allen, center, celebrates with Mario Kinsey, left, and Reggie Duncan. The Jayhawks downed Texas Tech, 34-31 in double overtime, on Saturday in Lubbock, Texas. Allen coached in Lawrence from 1997-2001, going 21-35.
KU football coach Mark Mangino celebrates after the Jayhawks won the Orange Bowl on Jan. 3. Mangino went 50-48 from 2002-2009.
Turner Gill went 5-19 in two seasons at the helm. He was fired in November after a series of embarrassing losses.
Florida offensive coordinator Charlie Weis watches play against Florida Atlantic during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, in Gainesville, Fla. KU announced it will name Weis head coach on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011.
Charlie Weis laughs with media members during a news conference on Friday.