KU Football

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 ...

4-star talent Steven Parker expected to contribute quickly

While head coach Les Miles and his assistants seem genuinely enthused about the Kansas football program’s 2019 signing class, no one in the crop of incoming Jayhawks is as touted as four-star talent Steven Parker. A dominant defensive end at South Oak Cliff High, in Dallas, Rivals ranked him ...

CB Justin Ford reopens recruitment

It doesn’t appear Justin Ford will end up joining the Kansas football program after all. One of the 11 early signees in Les Miles’ first recruiting class this past December, Ford tweeted out a note this week to make known his future plans. “I will like to announce that I will be ...

Les Miles sees some great potential in KU’s 2019 recruiting class

On the second Sunday of December, new Kansas football coach Les Miles got his first commitment for the program’s 2019 recruiting class. By the first Wednesday in February, also known as National Signing Day in the college football universe, Miles was able to laud 19 prospects who will become ...

Notebook: Gavin Potter picks KU after showing up to signing ceremony in K-State gear

After his recruitment came down to the wire, Gavin Potter, a high school linebacker from Oklahoma, introduced himself to the Kansas football fan base in grand fashion Wednesday. A three-star prospect who had verbally committed to Kansas State, Potter waited until National Signing Day to reveal ...

Les Miles’ first KU football signing class grows to 19

As the Kansas football program’s 2019 recruiting class grew by nine players on Wednesday, National Signing Day revealed a peek into the mind of first-year head coach Les Miles. All the deliberate assessments and planning that went into Miles’ first recruiting class since re-entering the ...

Les Miles and staff look to fill final spots in 2019 recruiting class

Although Les Miles and his staff finished off much of their work ahead of December’s early signing period, a little drama remains for the first-year Kansas head coach and his assistants heading into National Signing Day. The Jayhawks already have 11 signees and a key verbal commitment from ...

4-star prep DE Steven Parker commits to KU football

National Signing Day isn’t until Wednesday, but Monday very well could go down as the most important day for the Kansas football program’s 2019 recruiting class. That’s when Steven Parker, a four-star defensive end from Dallas, announced his decision to join the Jayhawks. In picking KU ...

Bishop Miege standout Dylan Downing plans to join KU football

The Kansas football coaching staff won’t know for certain until Wednesday’s National Signing Day exactly who they will be adding to their 2019 class. In the meantime, an in-state player they targeted as a preferred walk-on announced Sunday night his plan to join the Jayhawks. Dylan ...

Pittsburg LB Jerek Butcher plans to join KU football

As the Kansas football coaching staff geared up for the last weekend before National Signing Day, Les Miles and his assistants learned that one of their under-the-radar recruits plans to join the Jayhawks. A 6-foot linebacker from Pittsburg, Jerek Butcher tweeted out on Thursday night his ...

White hired to oversee Williams Education Fund

The Williams Education Fund has a new coordinator. Jeff Long, first-year athletic director at the University of Kansas, announced this week the hiring of Ryan White as Kansas Athletics’ senior associate athletics director for development. White, who previously held the same position at Ohio ...

Les Miles and staff have a few days to complete 2019 recruiting class

With less than a week to go until college football’s National Signing Day, the hours between now and Wednesday figure to be critical for the Kansas football program, as new head coach Les Miles and his staff complete their first recruiting class. Miles, with a little help from momentary ...

Les Miles announces 3 more support staff additions

The amount of support staffers in place for the Kansas football program grew again on Monday, as head coach Les Miles announced three more hires. Jay Niemann will work for KU as a defensive analyst, Chris Woods is taking on an analyst position and Alex Knisely becomes the director of football ...

New OC Les Koenning signed five-year deal with KU

Having now hired two offensive coordinators in the two-plus months since Les Miles took over the University of Kansas football program, the Jayhawks would love to avoid doing so again anytime soon. Should current OC and quarterbacks coach Les Koenning become in demand on the coaching market, ...

Les Miles announces hiring of more KU football staffers

On a busy week for staffing moves, highlighted by the hiring of offensive coordinator Les Koenning, Kansas football coach Les Miles capped it off by announcing the addition of five new employees. Miles continued to beef up his support staff by naming Joshua Eargle a senior analyst for offense, ...

KU football spring game scheduled for April 13

Even though spring games rarely reveal too much about a college football team’s schemes or strengths, Kansas football fans eager to get their first peek at what the Jayhawks will look like under new head coach Les Miles will soon have that chance. KU announced Wednesday the Jayhawks’ 2019 ...

Les Koenning hired to become KU’s offensive coordinator and QBs coach

Twelve days after first-year Kansas football coach Les Miles lost his short-lived offensive coordinator to an FBS head coaching job, an OC replacement has been found. Miles announced Tuesday he has hired Les Koenning to fill the position. Most recently the running backs coach at Southern ...