KU Football

Carter Stanley in thick of yet another KU football QB competition

Heading into his fifth and final season with the University of Kansas football program, redshirt senior Carter Stanley has obtained a better understanding than most players on the team about all that has to go into mastering a playbook and then taking that process a step further and executing ...

Former KU receiver Ryan Schadler, other Jayhawks attend Chiefs’ local pro day

If sometime in the future Ryan Schadler is able to carve out a spot for himself on an NFL roster, he’ll have to make it happen the hard way. Of course, his already difficult path to this point in his football life could actually end up helping the former University of Kansas receiver achieve ...

Rick Ross officially set to perform at KU football’s spring game

The fans sitting in the bleachers at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on April 13 will get to take in more than a football scrimmage. Though head coach Les Miles may have gotten ahead of himself a little over a week ago when telling a group of media members that rapper Rick Ross would be at ...

Notebook: Jayhawks thin up front on defense this spring

College football roster numbers are always at their thinnest in the spring, when the previous season’s seniors are no longer involved and most members of a given program’s recent signing class have yet to arrive on campus. At University of Kansas practices these past few weeks, the lack of ...

Give the man credit, Les Miles is going for it — for now

It’s been 137 days since Les Miles was introduced as the next football coach at the University of Kansas and, in that time, the program has taken on an entirely different look. From a new coaching staff and fresh crop of players to the way things are done around the complex and inside the ...

Though discreet, Les Miles provides some details about KU’s spring scrimmages

Each of the past two Saturdays, the Kansas football team has broken up the necessary and monotonous drills and repetitions of spring practices with a scrimmage day. While head coach Les Miles chose not to divulge much about what occurred behind the closed doors of the program’s new indoor ...

Les Miles: Penalties upsetting for coaches, players at spring practice

Already past the halfway mark of his first spring in charge of the Kansas football program, head coach Les Miles admitted following Tuesday’s practice that there has been some dissatisfaction with the Jayhawks’ progress — and that lack of fulfillment isn’t only being expressed by ...

Bruising KU safety Mike Lee looking forward to new responsibility in secondary

As returning members of the Kansas football team’s defense learn the schemes, calls and nuances of new coordinator D.J. Eliot’s playbook, safety Mike Lee is thrilled about one component in particular. Over the course of his first three seasons with the Jayhawks, Lee has played in 32 games, ...

Les Miles’ recruiting strategy helping program within ‘the Kansas footprint’

From the day he first flew to Lawrence and was introduced as the new head football coach at the University of Kansas, Les Miles made clear his intention to recruit as much in-state talent as possible. His plan of attack, Miles shared months later, after KU signed three high school standouts ...

O-lineman Jacobi Lott back with KU football and focusing on present, future

Jacobi Lott prefers not to talk about it. The details of the incident, the offensive lineman says, he wants to keep in his past. What Lott, a redshirt freshman from Amarillo, Texas, is focusing on now, he’ll tell you, is his football present and future. Lott and his University of Kansas ...

3 juco transfers on KU football offense point to chemistry as key to spring success

Three Class of 2019 signees who project as key members of the offense in Les Miles’ first season as head coach at the University of Kansas already are on campus. If junior college transfers and spring semester enrollees Thomas MacVittie, Ezra Naylor and Andrew Parchment are setting the world ...

Recent KU football standouts weigh in on program’s future, under Les Miles

As their college careers came to an end this past November, the seniors on the 2018 Kansas football team closed a chapter of their lives just as a new one was opening for the program. Out went standouts Daniel Wise, Joe Dineen and Steven Sims Jr., and in came renowned former LSU coach Les ...

Jayhawks experience highs and lows at KU football pro day

Daniel Wise arrived Wednesday at the Kansas football team’s indoor practice facility with one very specific goal in mind. Sure, the 6-foot-2, 279-pound NFL hopeful wanted to impress scouts with his position drill work, too, but Wise resolved long before KU’s pro day to use the showcase as ...

Les Miles reveals KU football planning to have Rick Ross perform at spring game

Following his team’s sixth spring practice Tuesday evening, University of Kansas football coach Les Miles didn’t reveal much about the status of any position battles, but he couldn’t hold back a detail regarding the program’s upcoming spring game. Fielding questions from reporters on ...

Former Kansas LB Joe Dineen aiming to prove detractors wrong at pro day

College football’s FBS leader in solo tackles in each of his final two seasons at the University of Kansas, Joe Dineen was vexed. The NFL invited 337 prospects this year to attend its annual scouting combine in Indianapolis, and the Jayhawks’ first-team All-Big 12 linebacker didn’t make ...

Topeka QB Da’Vonshai Harden Jr. commits to KU football

As head coach Les Miles and his Kansas football staff continue building for the program’s future, the Jayhawks’ 2020 recruiting class picked up another offensive addition on Monday. Da’Vonshai Harden Jr., a standout dual-threat quarterback at Topeka High, announced on Twitter his ...

KU football picks up first in-state commitment for 2020 in TE Will Huggins

The Kansas football team had a few recruits visiting campus during its first scrimmage of spring football on Saturday. Not too long after the practice session ended, one of them was ready to commit to head coach Les Miles and the Jayhawks. Will Huggins, a 6-foot-6 tight end at Shawnee ...

Les Miles: KU football’s third spring practice focused on ‘physicality’

After getting the previous week off for the university’s spring break, the Kansas football team got back to its spring practice schedule Tuesday afternoon and, unlike the first two sessions from earlier this month, the Jayhawks got to wear some shells and do some hitting. “Today was the ...