KU Football

KU players try not to tip their hands when asked about Les Miles buzz

Norman, Okla. — It’s rare to find Kansas safety Mike Lee in a bad mood. The junior from New Orleans loves to talk, and that makes him all the more affable in a postgame interview setting. Unless you’ve just asked Lee about a specific mistake he made on the field he’ll respond to most ...

Notebook: KU coaching search was hot topic on national stage

Norman, Okla. — Before Saturday night’s nationally televised matchup between Kansas and No. 6 Oklahoma on FOX, analyst Dave Wannstedt discussed all the buzz surrounding KU’s coaching search. Jeff Long, now KU’s athletic director, hired Wannstedt to coach Pitt when the AD oversaw the ...

Pooka Williams’ prolific night not enough in KU’s loss to No. 6 Oklahoma

Norman, Okla. — One freshman’s transcendent night on a national stage only went so far for the Kansas football team Saturday night, what with No. 6 Oklahoma and one of the nation’s top players, quarterback Kyler Murray, lining up across from the Jayhawks. KU’s star running back, Pooka ...

Matt Tait: Kansas football covers; was Les Miles watching?

Imagine, for a minute, that you were Les Miles on Saturday night and found yourself in front of a television set around 6:30 p.m. Wouldn’t you have flipped the tube to FOX to check out the Kansas football team’s second-to-last game of the season at Oklahoma? Whether with his family ...

Quick recap: KU unable to slow down OU in 55-40 loss

Kansas made enough plays to keep things interesting against No. 6 Oklahoma. In the end, though, the Sooners’ high-octane offense proved to be too much for the Jayhawks to overcome. OU scored on all but two of its drives to claim a 55-40 win over KU (3-8, 1-7 Big 12) Saturday night at ...

Game day Breakdown: KU football at No. 6 Oklahoma

— Kansas (3-7 overall, 1-6 Big 12) at No. 6 Oklahoma (9-1, 6-1) • 6:30 p.m. kickoff, Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, in Norman, Okla. • Game-time forecast: 48 degrees, cloudy, 0% chance of rain • TV: FOX • Radio: KLWN, FM 101.7 / AM 1320 — Log on to KUsports.com for our ...

Report: KU and Les Miles negotiating contract

The search for the University of Kansas football program’s next head coach may be all but through. According to a Friday report from Sports Illustrated, KU and former LSU head coach Les Miles are in the final stages of negotiating a deal that would bring Miles to Kansas. SI’s Ross ...

Connecting the dots on a quiet Friday during the 2018 KU football coaching search

Although I’m continuing to hear from people who believe Les Miles eventually will be the next football coach at Kansas, it appears there is nothing doing today. In the eyes of Kansas fans who were energized and excited by [yesterday’s news of Miles’ settlement with LSU,][1] that has ...

Matt Tait: Beaty staying positive to the bitter end

Some coaches in their final year on the job enjoy farewell tours that come with gifts and adoration from longtime foes in once-hostile venues. Former Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart’s final farewell at Kansas is one that comes to mind, and Norm, who for decades had been urged over and ...

Jayhawks look to take advantage of primetime matchup with Sooners

Kansas senior linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. has experienced his fair share of early kickoffs in his career. That’s why Dineen is looking forward to playing one of his last games as a Jayhawk in front of a national audience. KU (3-7, 1-6 Big 12) is slated to take on No. 6 Oklahoma (9-1, 6-1) at ...

Shane Jackson: With nothing to lose, Beaty should take more chances against OU

During a weekend in Vegas this past summer, I placed a $5 bet on an electronic horse racing game, and somehow — much to the chagrin of the rest of the bachelor party — managed to win $150 from that short race. For the rest of the weekend, I took more chances at the roulette table, or at ...

Jeff Long’s current football coaching search different from his previous two

This isn’t Jeff Long’s first search for a head football coach, but the University of Kansas athletic director is dealing with a different set of circumstances this time around. Thursday marked the 11th day of Long’s ongoing in-season search for David Beaty’s replacement, and the clock ...

LSU announces settlement with former football coach Les Miles

LSU and its former head coach Les Miles reached a financial settlement Thursday that clears a path for Miles to take another head coaching position.  The 65-year-old Miles has been considered a top candidate for the Kansas football coaching vacancy since Jeff Long, KU’s athletic director, ...

Meet Jedd Fisch

A name likely recognizable by only the most die-hard brand of college football fans, Jedd Fisch has become a coach worth knowing as Jeff Long, athletic director at the University of Kansas, continues in his search for the football program’s next head coach. On Tuesday, Long flew from ...

And the winner is … KU football fans select Dave Doeren over Les Miles

The results are in, voting has closed and the Kansas football fan base has made its choice for the program’s next head coach. On the final day of voting in our KU Football Coaching Search Bracket, in what may be considered a mild upset by some who have been following along, North Carolina ...

After flight to Colorado, KU AD Jeff Long remains in search of football coach

For the second time in a week a flight plan connecting Lawrence and Baton Rouge, La., sparked the interest of those following the ongoing Kansas football coaching search. But, just as was the case this past Thursday, when flight tracking websites indicated a jet leaving from the city where ...

Mark Mangino: ‘I won’t be returning to Kansas’

Any Kansas fan feeling nostalgic for the days of bowl victories and winning football under former coach Mark Mangino will have to keep on cherishing those memories. Whatever slim chances of a KU-Mangino reunion that took up shop in anyone’s minds went away Tuesday night with one tweet from ...

Big 12 commissioner confident in Jeff Long during KU’s latest coaching search

When Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby got off the plane in Lawrence, he was greeted by a group of local reporters. Bowlsby, of course, knew he was not the reason for this welcoming party at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. It marked the second time that reporters were at the airport regarding ...