KU Football

Les Miles fires up KU basketball fans at pre-game pep rally

Kansas City, Mo. — After spending a little more than 10 minutes clapping, cheering and enjoying the scene inside the Power & Light District’s KC Live! block Thursday evening, a throng of mostly crimson and blue-clad fans crescendoed when a man they immediately recognized rambled ...

Former KU football coach David Beaty suing Kansas Athletics for $3 million

The David Beaty era at the University of Kansas may have ended on the field in November of 2018, but the athletic department that fired him hasn’t heard the last from its former embattled head football coach. Beaty filed a lawsuit against his former employer, Kansas Athletics Inc., on ...

Les Miles shares expectations for KU football skill positions this spring

When Les Miles met with media members shortly after the conclusion of his Kansas football team’s first spring practice on Wednesday evening, the program’s first-year coach didn’t want to reveal too much about his offensive philosophy at this early stage of the offseason. However, Miles ...

Jayhawks ‘just scratched the surface’ in 1st spring practice under Les Miles

It was just some special teams review. A chance for offensive linemen to go over a formation and walk through their assignments. A minor yet necessary part of the first day of spring football practice. And there was Les Miles, former head coach at powerhouse LSU, right in the thick of it, ...

Les Miles: No timetable for RB Pooka Williams’ possible return

While almost all of the 90-plus players listed on the Kansas football roster suited up Wednesday, sans shells and pads, for the first day of spring practice inside the program’s new indoor facility, running back Pooka Williams was nowhere to be seen. KU football coach Les Miles said ...

Jayhawks about to experience first practice under Les Miles’ guidance

They’ve met him, spent time around him inside Anderson Family Football Complex and even sprinted through conditioning drills as his watchful eyes observed. But now, players in the Kansas football program will get to find out what it’s like to truly be coached by Les Miles. The first of ...

Daniel Wise finishes in top 10 among D-linemen in 2 drills at NFL combine

After spending the three months since the end of his final collegiate season preparing for the stage, former University of Kansas standout Daniel Wise finally got to show NFL coaches, general managers and scouts what he has to offer. Sunday was the day for defensive linemen to sprint, jump, ...

Les Miles to go ‘Over the Edge’ for Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

You’ve seen him eat grass. You’ve seen him steal the national championship trophy in a Dr. Pepper commercial. And soon you’ll have a chance to watch Les Miles rappel down the side of a building. The Kansas football program’s new high profile coach will be 80 feet up, on the rooftop of ...

‘Hawk Talk’ with AD Jeff Long to debut this week

“Hawk Talk” isn’t just for University of Kansas coaches anymore. The radio show that typically allows fans to hear from KU men’s basketball coach Bill Self, football coach Les Miles or women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider is adding a new voice to its lineup. Beginning this ...

Les Miles and Jayhawks get first 2020 commitment from 3-star WR Keenan Hambrick

With the timing of his hire in November, Les Miles had to scramble to assemble his first recruiting class as the head football coach at the University of Kansas. That obviously won’t be an issue for Miles and his assistants when it comes to the Class of 2020. The Jayhawks already have their ...

After ‘chaotic’ period of uncertainty, 3 factors kept Tony Hull at KU

It wasn’t long ago that Tony Hull’s future with Kansas football was in limbo. Les Miles had been hired to take over the program, and while the team’s new big wheel stated publicly that he would assess the viability of retaining some assistant coaches from David Beaty’s final staff at ...

Jayhawks experience new indoor practice facility for first time

https://twitter.com/KU_Football/status/1097835231032369154 After nine months of construction time, the Kansas football program’s new indoor practice facility was finally ready to be put to use on Tuesday. Returning players and spring enrollees were up bright and early for a 6 a.m. ...

‘He’s been through it’: KU coaches think highly of junior QB Thomas MacVittie

When Les Miles took over the long-struggling Kansas football program this past November and began making decisions about the roster’s most pressing needs, it became clear to him where to get started. “Offensively, it was we needed to have a quarterback,” Miles shared during his “Hawk ...

Miles announces recruiting-focused support staff additions

Fresh off his first signing class as head football coach at the University of Kansas, Les Miles announced Monday some more additions to his support staff that figure to help the Jayhawks on the never-ending recruiting front. Miles announced that Dirk Wedd will move from an analyst job to ...