KU Football

As coaching search continues, Jeff Long returns to Lawrence on flight from Dallas

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long returned to Lawrence Thursday evening on a flight from Dallas’ Love Field, with no potential football head coach in tow. Though flight-tracking websites indicated the jet from which Long and Deputy Athletic Director Sean Lester deplaned at ...

Jayhawks closing gap on Wildcats ahead of latest Sunflower Showdown

The Sunflower Showdown has featured its fair share of lopsided affairs, particularly this decade. Since 2010, Kansas and Kansas State have squared off eight different times in football. During that stretch, the Wildcats have won all eight meetings by an average margin of 24.4 points per ...

Tom Keegan: Kansas primed to upset Kansas State

Three weeks ago, when Kansas State was enjoying its bye week, coming off of a 31-12 blasting of Oklahoma State and Kansas was getting torched by Texas Tech, 48-16, it didn’t occur to me that the duly named Sunflower Showdown could amount to much this season. More of the same seemed on the ...

Report: Les Miles and KU have spoken about football job

More smoke emerged Thursday from the Les Miles to Kansas hype train. According to a report from Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports, the former LSU and Oklahoma State head coach has spoken with unnamed officials at KU about the football program’s head coach opening. Plus, “there seems to be mutual ...

Tom Keegan: How old is Les Miles? Who cares?

Free agent football coach Les Miles’ age seems to be a concern for some who wonder if it’s a reason for Kansas to pass on hiring him. I assume they mean that he’s too young because fans have had it to here with watching KU get hammered by football coaches older than theirs. Miles turns ...

Alabama QBs coach Dan Enos reportedly a candidate for KU football job

If the name Dan Enos didn’t immediately grab your attention while poring over potential candidates to become the next head football coach at the University of Kansas, it might be time to double back. Currently the quarterbacks coach and associate head coach on Nick Saban’s staff at ...

Pick Kansas football’s next head coach from a 32-man bracket

The internet loves a good coaching search. And KUsports.com is about that life. As University of Kansas athletic director Jeff Long narrows his field of football coaching candidates, KU fans will have the chance to do the same. By scouring lists of potential coaches from various publications, ...

Les Miles to KU rumors heating up

Just two days after University of Kansas athletic director Jeff Long informed David Beaty he wouldn’t be around for another season, the idea of Les Miles becoming Beaty’s replacement is beginning to seem more feasible. Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports and The Athletic reported Tuesday a source ...

KU football players ‘professional’ while dealing with news of coaching change

This past weekend proved to be the breaking point for the David Beaty era at the University of Kansas. It wasn’t the first time this season, though, that KU football players dealt with uncertainty regarding the coaching situation on a Saturday night or Sunday morning, in the wake of a ...

Former KU LB Ben Heeney: Beaty thrown into program left in shambles by Weis

Former Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney didn’t spend much time around David Beaty. Just here and there for a few months, after wrapping up his college career, in fact. But Heeney was around for all of the Charlie Weis era — a two seasons and change stretch that saw the Jayhawks go 6-22 under ...

Tom Keegan: Pick your favorite next KU football coach from this list of 17 names

Jeff Long held a very candid press conference Sunday night in the wake of the announcement that David Beaty would coach the final three games of the season for Kansas and wouldn't be retained. During the half-hour question-and-answer session, he opened a window into what a search looks like ...

11 possible candidates to become KU football’s next head coach

Once everyone officially learned Sunday afternoon that Kansas athletic director Jeff Long was searching for a new head football coach to replace David Beaty, Long used the power of social media to divulge some details about what he’s looking for in a candidate. Throwing out on Twitter ...