KU Football

Recent JUCO pro-style quarterbacks have struggled to make immediate impact

Recent history would suggest that the odds are stacked against transfer quarterback Thomas MacVittie, who signed his national letter of intent to the University of Kansas this month — well, at least on his chances to make an immediate impact. According to 247Sports Composite, MacVittie is ...

Prep D-lineman Da’Jon Terry makes signing with KU official on Christmas Eve

Any Kansas football fans fretting about the status of prep prospect Da’Jon Terry received some welcome news on Christmas Eve. When KU published this past week its list of early Class of 2019 signees, it didn’t include Terry. That’s not to say his official national letter of intent ...

New KU O-line coach Luke Meadows once again teaming up with OC Chip Lindsey

When Luke Meadows decided to leave his job at Eastern Michigan to become an assistant for the University of Kansas football program, part of the allure was reuniting with offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey, a former colleague. But the Jayhawks’ new offensive line coach was equally intrigued ...

Les Miles and staff extend offers to prospects in 2019 and beyond

While much of the buzz surrounding the Kansas football program this past week focused on the commitments and signings Les Miles and his staff were able to land for the Class of 2019, KU’s coaches also put in some work for the extended future of the program. Even as many high school and ...

Les Miles: KU played ‘catch-up’ in recruiting once he took over

On the day Les Miles was introduced as the Kansas football program’s next head coach, back on Nov. 18, Miles said hiring coordinators and position coaches would be a key step in the recruiting process, because those new staff members would be able to lay out their plans and deliver their ...

KU football OC Chip Lindsey will coach Jayhawks’ QBs, too

Now that Les Miles knows the identity of all 10 of his on-field assistants for his first season in charge of Kansas football, the program’s new head coach has entrusted a few members of his staff with some additional responsibilities. When Miles made his first big hire, luring Chip Lindsey ...

On KU football recruiting strategies, Dedric Lawson’s old man game and more

Maybe it’s all these random pieces of grass I’ve been eating, but it seems like the past few days have been the busiest since Les Miles took over the Kansas football program. OK, that’s not true. I haven’t tried the Les Miles Diet and gnawed on vegetation from a nearby patch of ...

Hiring of TEs coach Jeff Hecklinski completes Les Miles’ KU football staff

A month after being introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Kansas, Les Miles completed his staff Wednesday, announcing the hiring of tight ends coach Jeff Hecklinski. The offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at FCS program Indiana State ...

Les Miles keeping David Beaty assistants Tony Hull and Clint Bowen on staff

Two of the most recognizable faces from former Kansas football coach David Beaty’s staff aren’t going anywhere. Both running backs coach Tony Hull and former defensive coordinator Clint Bowen will be retained by new head coach Les Miles, KU announced Tuesday night. Hull will remain the ...

3-star juco CB Justin Ford becomes 8th commitment in KU’s 2019 class

The Kansas football team’s 2019 recruiting class grew to eight on the eve of college football’s early signing period when Justin Ford, a junior college cornerback from Golden West College (Calif.), announced Tuesday night his plans to sign with the Jayhawks. In a tweet in which he stated ...

Former Mizzou D-lineman Caleb Sampson commits to KU football

A college football journey that began for Caleb Sampson in Columbia, Mo., will next bring him to Lawrence. Once a defensive lineman at Missouri, the junior college prospect announced Tuesday his commitment to the Tigers’ old border rival, Kansas. Sampson, who recently completed his redshirt ...

KU football picks up commitment from prep D-lineman Da’Jon Terry

On the same night that the Kansas football program lost a commitment from a Class of 2019 running back it gained one from a defensive lineman. Da’Jon Terry, a high school prospect from Meridian, Miss., announced Monday night his intentions to join the Jayhawks. Rated a two-star prospect by ...

Class of 2019 RB Cole Mueller decommits from KU football

A spot just opened up in the Kansas football program’s relatively small 2019 recruiting class. Cole Mueller, the prospect who had been tied to KU the longest, unattached himself Monday night, less than 48 hours away from the beginning of college football’s early signing period. A two-star ...

Juco WRs Ezra Naylor and Andrew Parchment commit to KU football

Les Miles’ first recruiting class at Kansas already had a running back and a quarterback. On Sunday afternoon it gained not one, but two receivers. Two of several prospects in Lawrence this weekend to visit KU, check out the football facilities and take in a basketball game at Allen ...

KU D-line coach Kwahn Drake signs on for 4 years, maximum of $1.47M

When Kwahn Drake decided to follow defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot from Colorado to Kansas, the Jayhawks’ new defensive line coach signed a four-year term sheet worth a maximum of $1.47 million. While the first two years of the deal are guaranteed, KU holds options on the back half of the ...

Once an LSU grad assistant, Mike Ekeler hired to coach KU football special teams

New Kansas football coach Les Miles sought out another old LSU connection with his latest hire. Miles announced Friday the addition of Mike Ekeler, who will serve as special teams coordinator on the KU football staff. Once a graduate assistant for Miles at LSU, Ekeler joins KU defensive ...