KU Football

2 KU football assistants leaving program after 1 year

Les Miles has two open positions to fill on his Kansas football coaching staff. As first reported by Football Scoop, both Jeff Hecklinski and Mike Ekeler are leaving the program. Hecklinski, KU’s tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator during Miles’ first season with the Jayhawks, is ...

Notebook: KU’s Pooka Williams expected to be one of nation’s top RBs in 2020

The large-scale expectations for Pooka Williams’ junior year at the University of Kansas aren’t emanating exclusively from Lawrence and the football program’s fan base. Far ahead of the 2020 season, Williams already is gaining recognition as one of college football’s best running ...

New KU safeties coach Jordan Peterson signed 6-year contract

The newest member of Les Miles’ football coaching staff at the University of Kansas, Jordan Peterson signed a contract to become the Jayhawks’ safeties coach for at least the next two seasons. Formerly the defensive coordinator and safeties coach at New Mexico, Peterson signed a deal ...

Ex-KU football coach Beaty to subpoena ESPN for ‘Miles to Go’ footage, contracts

As former University of Kansas football coach David Beaty’s legal pursuit of his $3 million buyout continues, his attorneys are now seeking raw footage from a TV series starring his replacement. Beaty, through counsel Brent Coverdale of Kansas City, Mo., on Monday filed a notice of intent ...

KU signed Emmett Jones to potential 6-year deal that includes pricey buyout

When the University of Kansas promoted the football team’s receivers coach, Emmett Jones, to passing game coordinator and extended his contract, the administration also made sure to make it a little less appealing for other teams to hire him away. Jones’ new deal with Kansas Athletics gave ...

KU great Gale Sayers named 10th-best college football player of all-time

The Kansas football team hasn’t participated in the postseason since 2008, but the Jayhawks got to share a small fraction of the spotlight during Monday’s national championship game, when the most renowned player in the program’s history picked up another honor. Gale Sayers, a Wichita ...

Keeping Emmett Jones at Kansas a key offseason win for KU football

A couple of months removed from winning three games during Les Miles’ first season in charge, the Kansas football program last week picked up a key offseason victory that should be celebrated every bit as much as any of those in-season wins were. [KU’s decision to promote Emmett Jones ...

Jordan Peterson named KU football’s new safeties coach

A Texas native and former Big 12 defensive back at Texas A & M, Jordan Peterson is returning to the conference, this time at the University of Kansas, as the newest assistant on Les Miles’ coaching staff. KU announced Saturday that Miles hired Peterson, most recently the defensive ...

KU promotes WRs coach Emmett Jones to passing game coordinator

After one season as the receivers coach on Les Miles’ Kansas football staff, Emmett Jones impressed his boss and the Kansas Athletics administration enough to gain a new job title and a contract extension. KU announced Friday afternoon Miles promoted Jones to become the program’s passing ...

Stanley, Moragne and Cole to represent KU at Tropical Bowl

The long and difficult path to a professional football career is taking three former Kansas football players to Florida this weekend, for the SPIRAL Tropical Bowl. Quarterback Carter Stanley and defensive linemen Codey Cole III and Darrius Moragne will be among the more than 130 prospects ...

Oklahoma prep O-lineman commits to KU football

An unheralded high school offensive lineman from Oklahoma, Jackson Satterwhite announced on Thursday his intentions of joining the Kansas football program. Like most prep prospects, Satterwhite, a senior at Miami High, publicized his decision via Twitter, writing that “after an amazing ...

Former KU O-lineman Hakeem Adeniji invited to NFL’s scouting combine

Hakeem Adeniji hadn’t even completed his first year at the University of Kansas when the offensive lineman began to think he had arrived as a college football player. His hunch proved correct, as further confirmed this week, when the four-year starter for the Jayhawks learned the NFL ...

4-star prep LB Brennon Scott decommits from KU football

The Kansas football program lost the pledge of its most heralded 2020 prospect on Tuesday. Brennon Scott, a four-star linebacker from Dallas, announced on Twitter his decision to decommit from the Jayhawks. In a note regarding his change of heart, Scott thanked head coach Les Miles and the KU ...

KU coaches think ‘sink or swim’ freshman year will benefit LB Gavin Potter

Kansas football coaches never planned on Gavin Potter playing so much as a freshman. Head coach Les Miles and defensive coordinator D.J. Eliot spoke highly of the young linebacker, even before Potter left Broken Arrow, Okla., to officially join the Jayhawks in Lawrence. Still, those ...

Kansas football names Ben Iannacchione as program’s new strength coach

Kansas football has a new strength coach. Kansas Team Health and KU coach Les Miles announced Thursday that Ben Iannacchione has been named director of sports performance for the KU football program. Iannacchione (pronounced on-uh-KEY-own-E) comes to Kansas after serving as the director of ...

KU football All-Decade Team – Defense

The past 10 years for the University of Kansas football program have featured far more lows than highs. Coaches and players alike attempted to turn the program around, but even the best strides made haven’t done the trick yet. KU finished the past decade 21-99, failing to win more than three ...

KU football All-Decade Team – Offense

The past 10 years haven’t been pretty for the University of Kansas football program. Four head coaches. No winning seasons — not even close to one, actually. But even as the Jayhawks struggled to win, depending on the year, one, two or three games between 2010 and 2019, a decade during ...

A look back at the top KU sports stories of 2019

From titles and first-time triumphs to legal issues and hope for the football program, the past 12 months delivered several memorable moments and stories that will be talked about for years to come for athletic programs at the University of Kansas. Here is a quick look back at the biggest KU ...

Missouri football announces hiring of former KU strength coach

The next chapter in the career of former Kansas football strength coach Zac Woodfin officially began Thursday, as the Jayhawks’ old rivals at Missouri announced the Tigers’ football program hired Woodfin as its strength and conditioning director. The Journal-World and other outlets ...