KU Football

Former Florida QB Feleipe Franks visits KU football

As Les Miles and the Kansas football coaching staff look to figure out who will be the Jayhawks’ starting quarterback in 2020, the staff welcomed a former SEC starter to campus this weekend. A potential graduate transfer who entered the NCAA’s transfer portal recently, former Florida QB ...

2020 CB no longer committed to KU football

A week ahead of December’s early signing period for college football, the Kansas coaching staff’s 2020 recruiting class shrank by one member. A prep cornerback from Shreveport, La., Tanner Hooker announced Wednesday he is no longer tied to the Jayhawks. “After a long talk with my family ...

Les Miles lands on list of top 150 college football coaches of all time

Les Miles gained no shortage of notoriety during his 11-plus seasons as the head football coach at LSU. Even though he has since moved on to the next stage of his career at the University of Kansas, Miles still is reaping the rewards of his LSU tenure. ESPN named Miles one of college ...

Texas prep OL Armaj Adams-Reed joins KU football’s 2020 class

Kansas head football coach Les Miles and receivers coach Emmett Jones headed Monday to Texas for some recruiting, and by the end of the day the Jayhawks had another 2020 commitment in place. Armaj Adams-Reed, an offensive tackle prospect at DeSoto High, announced Monday night he has committed ...

Khalil Herbert to transfer to Virginia Tech

After three-plus seasons with the Kansas football program, running back Khalil Herbert now has a destination for the final chapter of his college football career. Herbert announced Tuesday he has committed to play in the ACC, for Virginia Tech. A 5-foot-9, 205-pound rusher from Coral Springs, ...

Defensive issues typified KU football’s 2019 season

In a season full of highs and lows for the Kansas football team, the valleys outnumbered the peaks for the Jayhawks’ defense. Although the unit got off to a somewhat promising start, with KU’s three nonconference opponents scoring only 17.7 points a game, the Big 12 often proved too ...

Jayhawks pick up pledge from Virginia prep CB Karon Prunty

A little more than a week before the start of the December early signing period, the Kansas football team added another commitment for its 2020 recruiting class. Karon Prunty, who visited KU this weekend, announced on Sunday his plans to join the program. Prunty, rated a two-star cornerback ...

KU football welcoming visitors as early signing period approaches

With the December early signing period just around the corner, the Kansas football coaches are working toward adding to the program’s 2020 class. While Les Miles and members of his staff spent much of the past several days out of town recruiting, they were expected to welcome a handful of ...

Jeff Long: KU football ‘far closer’ now to meeting expectations

In evaluating the first season of the Les Miles era at the University of Kansas, the man who hired Miles, Athletic Director Jeff Long, hesitated to call the 2019 season an outright success. And even though Long might be openly overzealous with his verbalized expectations that KU win every ...

Pooka Williams, Hakeem Adeniji make coaches’ All-Big 12 1st team

The last-place Kansas football team only won one conference game this season, but the league’s head coaches voted two Jayhawks onto the 2019 All-Big 12 first team. Both sophomore running back Pooka Williams and senior left tackle Hakeem Adeniji, the conference announced Wednesday, were ...

Pooka Williams just 2nd Jayhawk to top 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive years

The way Kansas football coach Les Miles described it, there wasn’t much for the Jayhawks “to smile about” on their final Saturday of the season. Miles did allow for a slight departure from that line of thinking when it came to KU’s star running back. The Jayhawks weren’t able to ...

Year In Review: The optimist’s take on the 2019 Kansas football season

Before the 2019 Kansas football season began, I took a stab at a couple of different viewpoints on what was to come. The first belonged to the optimist and was a look ahead at KU’s first season under Les Miles from the perspective of those who believed there were plenty of reasons to be ...

Disappointing end to year won’t be forgotten as Jayhawks head into offseason work

Whether the returning Jayhawks who endured the Kansas football team’s worst loss of 2019 on the final Saturday of the season use that as motivation entering the offseason will vary from man to man. Just the same, as everyone involved in the program moves past a 61-6 beating at the hands of ...

Les Miles says recruiting a QB a priority for KU

Carter Stanley’s college career is over and the Kansas football program needs a starting quarterback. While it’s possible Stanley’s replacement could already be on the roster, KU head coach Les Miles said following his team’s finale that the QB position will be one of priority as the ...

Jayhawks contend progress was made in Les Miles’ 1st year in charge

Minutes after his first season as head coach at the University of Kansas concluded, Les Miles obviously was not at all pleased with the Jayhawks’ finale, a 61-6 home loss to Baylor. “That’s not the way you wanted to see this team go out,” Miles said. Still, the head coach had a ...

Notebook: Kansas honors 23 seniors before 61-6 defeat to No. 11 Baylor

A day that ended in frustration for everyone on the Kansas football roster began with a scene that the Jayhawks who played their final college game can look back upon more fondly. Head coach Les Miles and the program honored 23 seniors prior to kickoff at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on ...

Jayhawks dismantled by No. 11 Bears during 61-6 drubbing on Senior Day

Senior Days are not supposed to look like this. In the final college football game for nearly two dozen Jayhawks on Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, the optimism and competitiveness that could be spotted during the highest points of head coach Les Miles’ first year on the job ...