KU Football

Jayhawks downplaying defensive concerns, despite lack of takeaways

Two games into the season, Kansas football coach Les Miles is downplaying any concerns he may have about the team’s defense. “I think as this continues we’ll continue to build,” Miles said this week, pointing to the defensive unit’s “good character.” While the defense isn’t ...

A look at KU’s personnel usage vs. Baylor in Big 12 opener

Kansas might have had a true freshman quarterback in the Big 12 opener, but the offense was still much of the same — at least personnel wise — in a 47-14 loss to Baylor this past weekend. The Jayhawks utilized five different personnel groupings for the second game in a row, making sure the ...

Jayhawks looking to get Pooka Williams more involved offensively

At about 2 a.m. this past Sunday, KU football coach Les Miles was rewatching his team's 47-14 loss at Baylor. He noticed Pooka Williams Jr. watching, too. “He was looking over his head coach’s shoulder,” Miles recalled, “and watching the game on the computer.” It had been a few ...

Notebook: QB carousel might be back for Jayhawks’ next game

Depending on how the next few days of practices play out — and the health of one of the Jayhawks’ offensive veterans — the Kansas football team might go back to rotating quarterbacks when it takes on No. 17 Oklahoma State this week. Head coach Les Miles still wasn’t ready to name a ...

Five interesting numbers from KU’s 47-14 loss to Baylor

Kansas suffered a 47-14 loss to Baylor in the Big 12 opener this past weekend, which wasn’t too surprising given the recent results between these two teams. What was interesting was looking at statistics from that game, using NCAA Premium Stats on Pro Football Focus. PFF’s grading system ...

With latest setback, KU football’s road Big 12 losing streak reaches 50

College football’s most unenviable streak kept plummeting, clunking into a new low of a milestone this past weekend, as the Big 12’s often clobbered travelers, the Kansas Jayhawks, lost the program’s 50th true conference road game in a row. Often more inadequate than competitive when ...

Les Miles: New KU starting QB Jalon Daniels ‘could’ retain the job

Kansas football coach Les Miles started and stuck with true freshman quarterback Jalon Daniels in the Jayhawks’ 47-14 loss at Baylor. Nevertheless, KU’s quarterback situation going forward remained more murky than transparent late Saturday night. If an injury to senior QB Thomas ...

Notebook: Freshman QB Jalon Daniels earns start for Jayhawks in loss to Bears

Kansas football coach Les Miles had another quarterback surprise for the Jayhawks’ opponent Saturday night in Waco, Texas. After waiting until minutes before the season opener to name a starting QB earlier this month, Miles’ choice for the job in KU’s second game wasn’t only different, ...

Baylor shakes off early rust, rolls past Kansas for 47-14 win

An unexpected change at quarterback only afforded the Kansas football team a fleeting spark in Waco, Texas, Saturday night. True freshman quarterback Jalon Daniels led the Jayhawks down the field for a touchdown to launch into the Big 12 opener and his first career start at Baylor’s McLane ...

KU to allow fans at next home football game, other events in October

The bleachers inside David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium won’t look quite so empty at the KU football team’s next home game. After the Jayhawks played their Sept. 12 opener without any fans, KU Chancellor Douglas Girod announced Friday the team’s Oct. 3 matchup with Oklahoma State will ...

Game day breakdown: KU football at Baylor

— Kansas (0-1) vs. Baylor (0-0) • 6:30 p.m. kickoff, McLane Stadium, Waco, Texas • Game-time forecast: 84 degrees, mostly sunny, 0% chance of rain • TV: ESPNU • Radio: KLWN, FM 101.7 / AM 1320 — Visit KUsports.com for our live coverage and follow our team on Twitter: @KUSports, ...

Lowering bowl requirements in 2020 a missed opportunity for college football

In a year when eliminating bowl games would be not only justifiable but also welcomed, the NCAA now sits on the brink of watering them down even further. The NCAA’s Division I Football Oversight Committee on Thursday [recommended waiving the requirements for bowl eligibility during the 2020 ...

KU football doing its best to prepare for unknowns Bears bring into opener

If it were up to Baylor football coach Dave Aranda, the Kansas coaches would already have plenty of the Bears’ footage to study heading into the first weekend of Big 12 competition. That’s because BU’s first-year head coach was eager to lead his players onto the field in Waco, Texas, ...

Kansas football seeking both week-to-week and big-picture improvement in 2020

Putting a consistently competitive product on the field continues to be the preferred scale of progress for the University of Kansas football program. And while that means week-to-week improvement in the eyes of head coach Les Miles, his bosses are looking at it from a slightly larger ...

KU backup Julian Chandler opts out of 2020 football season

The Kansas football team lost some depth in the secondary Wednesday, as reserve safety Julian Chandler became the second member of the program to opt out of playing this year. Chandler, a 6-foot, 182-pound senior from Houston, announced his decision via Twitter, three days ahead of KU’s ...

Baylor football remains a mystery ahead of Big 12 opener against Kansas

To some extent, it is like another opener for the Kansas football team. It might even be more difficult in terms of preparation. KU’s coaching staff at least had an idea of what to expect from Coastal Carolina prior to an eventual 38-23 loss in the season opener, which was thanks in large ...

TK Williams not satisfied, despite productive 1st career start

Don’t get Takulve "TK" Williams wrong. The junior receiver was happy to make his first career start for the Kansas football team in the season opener. It’s just that Williams’ most productive college game to date didn’t exactly meet his standards. “I feel like I didn’t play that ...