KU Football

Texas prep Jacobe Chester becomes newest 3-star recruit in KU’s 2022 class

The Kansas football coaches picked up another three-star prospect for the Jayhawks’ 2022 recruiting class on Monday night, when Texas prep Jacobe Chester announced his decision to commit to KU. Chester, listed as an athlete by Rivals, is a potential defensive back at the college level, and ...

Jake Schoonover added to KU football staff as OLBs coach, special teams coordinator

Kansas football will have a new outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator in 2021, and former Bowling Green assistant Jake Schoonover will handle both of those roles. Head coach Les Miles announced Monday the hiring of Schoonover, who replaced Chidera Uzo-Diribe as a defensive ...

KU football’s new OC inheriting offense without clearcut No. 1 QB

Pending might be the best way to describe the Kansas football program’s current quarterback situation, leading up to the start of spring practices in late March. Now that the QB group has a new position coach — Mike DeBord, Les Miles’ latest offensive coordinator — the starting job for ...

KU football continues adding walk-ons for 2021

In the days leading up to and following February’s National Signing Day, the Kansas football program continued to add preferred walk-ons to its list of additions for the 2021 season. Just this past week, Landon Nelson, a cornerback from West Des Moines, Iowa, announced his commitment to the ...

Study: KU spent more per win than any FBS program in recent span

Considering the dearth of victories experienced by the Kansas football program in recent years, KU predictably ended up at the top of an unflattering list that examined costs across FBS programs. An analysis of college football spending from 2014-18 published by AthleticDirectorU.com found ...

Les Miles expecting freshman QB Conrad Hawley to be ‘tremendous asset’ for KU

Kansas football coach Les Miles was in the middle of talking up the program’s 2021 signing class when unprompted he brought up a particular incoming freshman who is already on campus. “The Missouri lad,” Miles would go on to call the young quarterback during a recent phone interview with ...

KU football’s 2021 schedule finalized

Barring another unforeseen global catastrophe, the Kansas football team’s calendar will return to normal in 2021. The Big 12, after altering its teams’ schedules this past year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, plans for its programs to play 12 regular season games again this coming fall. The ...

Clint Bowen ready to lead Lions after spending over two decades as college coach

After more than two decades of coaching at the collegiate level, Clint Bowen is coming back home to take over the high school program that he once played for. Bowen, a Lawrence native who graduated from Lawrence High in 1990, was named the new LHS head football coach on Monday. He becomes just ...

Dearmon, KU agreed to reduce his buyout by $400,000

There won’t be an abundance of Brent Dearmon buyout money available for Kansas football to use when it’s paying the man Les Miles hired to replace his former offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. According to a settlement agreement between Kansas Athletics Inc. and Dearmon, who ...

KU football bringing back 8 seniors from 2020 roster

Although a number of seniors from the Kansas football program’s 2020 roster decided to transfer elsewhere, the Jayhawks are set to bring back eight players for an extra senior year. KU coach Les Miles confirmed with the Journal-World on Thursday that offensive linemen Chris Hughes, Malik ...

Lawrence High linebacker Cole Mondi embracing challenge as walk-on for KU football

Lawrence High senior Cole Mondi knows the challenge that he now has in front of him to carve out a role at the collegiate level. Even as a preferred walk-on, there is no guarantee that Mondi ever sees the field for a single snap as member of the Kansas football program. He understands that he ...

KU offensive coordinator Mike DeBord signed 2-year contract with Jayhawks

The latest offensive coordinator brought in by Kansas football coach Les Miles, Mike DeBord signed a two-year deal that will pay him $600,000 a year. The agreement, which expires in February of 2023, calls for Kansas Athletics Inc. to pay DeBord — an offensive analyst at Michigan in 2020 and ...

New KU football O.C. Mike DeBord thinks Jayhawks aren’t ‘a long way off’

According to Kansas football coach Les Miles, he’s been “chasing” Mike DeBord as a potential assistant coach for the past few years. The pursuit finally ended this week when the two former Michigan assistants reunited with the Jayhawks. Miles said during a Wednesday video press ...