KU Football

Notebook: Les Miles says Jayhawks needed change at OC

Whether it was shortcomings with his game plans, individual instruction or in-game play-calling — or some other reason — that cost former Kansas football offensive coordinator Les Koenning his job, head coach Les Miles didn’t choose to share that information Monday afternoon, during his ...

With emphasis on RPO, QB Carter Stanley feeling like a PG

Carter Stanley doesn’t consider himself a skilled basketball player. The senior Kansas quarterback has spent most of his time since about eighth grade focusing his athletic conquests on football, after all. During the past week, though, when Stanley runs the Jayhawks’ offense in practices, ...

KU’s Pooka Williams starting to feel like dynamic rusher again

Ahead of the Kansas football team’s midseason bye week, the offense didn’t perform at a high enough level against Oklahoma to satisfy the Jayhawks. But they at least saw running back Pooka Williams Jr. start to look like his old self again. Following his performance, which included a ...

KU expected to use more RPO plays after promoting Brent Dearmon to OC

Those who have played for Brent Dearmon have become all too familiar with one particular Bible verse. “No one can serve two masters.” Matthew 6:24 has practically become Dearmon’s mantra. Dearmon, who was promoted to KU’s offensive coordinator earlier this week, has a run-pass-option ...

Matt Tait: QB Carter Stanley the big winner in KU’s Brent Dearmon promotion

Facing yet another new opportunity and fresh start, Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley picked up a big win during the Jayhawks’ bye week. It came in the form of a vote of confidence from new KU offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon and was delivered in both private and very public ways. Not ...

Matt Tait: New O.C. Brent Dearmon has all the tools to spark the Kansas offense

It takes about 10 seconds for anyone talking to him to get a feel for why the Kansas football players like new offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon so much. Funny and full of knowledge, interesting and intelligent, confident and dedicated, Dearmon put all of those traits on display Thursday ...

Self scouting, reflecting big part of bye week for Jayhawks

Even before Les Miles decided to make a drastic change on his coaching staff, firing offensive coordinator Les Koenning and promoting Brent Dearmon to O.C., the Kansas football coach knew the Jayhawks’ bye week would be critical. Ahead of the team’s seven days of relative down time, Miles ...

KU ranks last in college football on 4th down through 6 weeks

The play call was good. The pass was perfect. But the catch was not made. Kansas rolled the dice on fourth-and-2 in the second quarter of a 45-20 loss to No. 6 Oklahoma this past weekend. KU quarterback Carter Stanley motioned tight end James Sosinski to the left side of the line. Stanley ...

KU cornerback arrested in Missouri on suspicion of failure to appear

A University of Kansas football player was arrested Monday morning in Missouri. Corione Harris, 20, was arrested on suspicion of failure to appear, according to the booking log on arrests.org. Per court logs, Harris received a ticket for speeding on March 8. Harris’ license was suspended ...

Stephon Robinson’s late-game production helps KU offense save face

With a 25-point home loss to No. 6 Oklahoma still taking up space in their minds, Kansas football players and head coach Les Miles didn’t really have any momentum to cling to while heading into their first bye week of the season. However, receiver Stephon Robinson Jr. provided one positive ...

Notebook: Les Miles looks to move forward after loss of Khalil Herbert

Following a 45-20 loss to No. 6 Oklahoma, Kansas football coach Les Miles had no interest in revisiting the departure of former senior running back Khalil Herbert. Speaking with media members for the first time since Herbert posted a letter to KU fans and teammates in which he stated he ...

Late first-half sequence looms large during KU’s 45-20 loss to No. 6 Oklahoma

Even under the best of circumstances, Kansas was facing a daunting task when it welcomed sixth-ranked Oklahoma to town. That is what made KU’s decisions at the end of the first half especially puzzling during a 45-20 loss Saturday afternoon at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The ...