KU Football

Les Miles hires Kwahn Drake to coach KU’s defensive linemen

Kansas football head coach Les Miles took another step toward completing his staff Thursday by hiring Kwahn Drake as the team’s new defensive line coach. Drake left the same position at Colorado in order to team up once again with KU’s defensive coordinator, D.J. Eliot, who worked with ...

On KU football recruiting targets, Tony Hull and KU basketball lulls

The past several days have turned out to be quite busy for new KU football coach Les Miles on a couple of fronts. Miles is adding to his staff on what seems like a daily basis, with defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot, offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey, receivers coach Emmett Jones, offensive ...

D.J. Eliot signed 3-year, $1.85M term sheet to become KU’s defensive coordinator

When D.J. Eliot decided this week to join Les Miles’ Kansas football staff as the defensive coordinator, Eliot signed a three-year term sheet through the 2021 season worth $1.85 million. Eliot’s deal with Kansas Athletics pays him a base salary of $225,000 a year, as well as “personal ...

Les Miles hires former Texas Tech assistant Emmett Jones as KU’s WRs coach

The outside receivers coach at pass-happy Texas Tech the previous three seasons, Emmett Jones is joining new Kansas football head coach Les Miles as the Jayhawks’ receivers coach. In a release announcing Jones’ hire on Tuesday, Miles described his newest assistant known for his recruiting ...

Juco QB Thomas MacVittie, whose career began at Pitt, commits to KU football

The Kansas football team’s 2019 recruiting class now has a quarterback. Thomas MacVittie, a sophomore at Mesa Community College (Ariz.) whose college football career began in the ACC at Pittsburgh, announced Tuesday afternoon his decision to commit to the Jayhawks, becoming the first QB to ...

KU football DBs coach Chevis Jackson signed 3-year term sheet

The first assistant hired by new head coach Les Miles, Chevis Jackson signed a three-year term sheet with Kansas Athletics to become the football team’s defensive backs coach. Jackson’s three-year deal averages about $163,333 per year, with KU having an option for the third year. The ...

LB Joe Dineen becomes KU football’s 1st AP All-American since 2007

Although his days of playing for his hometown college football program are over, the honors continue to roll in for University of Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen. The Big 12’s tackling leader for the second year in a row, Dineen was named Monday to the Associated Press 2018 All-America team as ...

Les Miles announces hiring of D.J. Eliot as KU’s defensive coordinator

New Kansas football coach Les Miles officially has both of his coordinators in place for his first staff. As reports from the Journal-World and other outlets during the hours leading up to Monday evening’s KU announcement indicated, Miles hired D.J. Eliot, a former defensive coordinator at ...

Les Miles and KU football targeting prospects ahead of early signing period

As college football’s December early signing period approaches, new University of Kansas head coach Les Miles and his not yet fully assembled staff have targeted some potential additions for the program’s currently minuscule 2019 class. The lone player committed to KU at this juncture, ...

Les Miles hires one-time colleague of new OC to coach KU’s O-line

New head coach Les Miles now has three of his 10 on-field assistant coaches in place for his first Kansas football staff. Miles announced Friday afternoon he hired Luke Meadows, a former colleague of new KU offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey, as the Jayhawks’ offensive line coach. Meadows, ...

3 KU football players named to AP’s All-Big 12 first team

Three Kansas football players were named first-team All-Big 12 by the Associated Press on Friday, including star running back Pooka Williams, who also was unveiled as the conference’s newcomer of the year mere hours after news of his Thursday arrest broke. As expected, redshirt seniors ...

Joe Dineen once again a 2nd-team All-American according to SI

For the second year in a row, Sports Illustrated named University of Kansas linebacker Joe Dineen to its All-America second team. The redshirt senior defender from Lawrence led the Big 12 in tackles (147) and ranked fourth among all FBS players with 12.3 tackles per game. By leading the ...

What to make of Chip Lindsey’s hiring, and is KU basketball bad for your health?

Already more than two weeks removed from the day Les Miles was introduced as the Kansas football program’s new head coach, there seems to be no stopping the buzz surrounding the program. This past weekend Miles invigorated the Allen Fieldhouse crowd at halftime of the basketball game versus ...

List of FBS assistant salaries includes familiar name near the top

USA Today released on Wednesday its annual list of salaries for assistant college football coaches, and a name that’s now familiar with the Kansas football fan base landed among the top 20 of the highest-paid in the FBS ranks. According to the database, Chip Lindsey, before he was hired by ...

Matt Tait: Biggest job for new Kansas OC Chip Lindsey: Get Pooka the ball

New Kansas offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey has been on the job for barely 48 hours and already extended a scholarship offer to a four-star, dual-threat quarterback from Alabama. That’s a terrific start. And recruiting, no doubt, will be a huge part of Lindsey’s job at Kansas. But no ...