KU Football

A look at KU football DC Brian Borland’s résumé

In his first season in charge of the Kansas football program, Lance Leipold will be surrounded by assistants the head coach knows well. But none of the other Buffalo transplants have worked with Leipold as long as defensive coordinator Brian Borland. “I’ve coached with Brian by my side for ...

A look at KU football OC Andy Kotelnicki’s résumé

As Lance Leipold began leading the Buffalo football program to new heights in recent seasons, he had one of his longtime coordinators, Andy Kotelnicki, to thank for the Bulls’ offensive breakthrough. After putting up impressive numbers together at both Division III Wisconsin-Whitewater and ...

Starting DE Marcus Harris enters transfer portal, leaving KU football

One of the Kansas football team’s top defensive prospects won’t be around to help the Jayhawks in Lance Leipold’s first season. Defensive end Marcus Harris, a would-be starting redshirt sophomore for the Jayhawks, has entered his name into the transfer portal, per reports from 247 Sports ...

Names of several former Lance Leipold assistants already appear in KU directory

Although the University of Kansas hasn’t yet announced any of the new assistants head football coach Lance Leipold will be adding to his staff, the names of several of his former Buffalo football staff members already appear in KU’s online directory. The coordinators and position coaches ...

Former KU football players find new teams after months in transfer portal

A couple of former Kansas football players who left the program months ago finally have come out on the other end of the NCAA’s transfer portal. Both defensive back Davon Ferguson and tight end James Sosinski announced their future football plans this week, with Ferguson heading to Bowling ...

Lance Leipold bringing flexible offensive philosophy to KU football

Still in the early stages of taking over the Kansas football rebuilding project, new head coach Lance Leipold hasn’t been in any hurry to make proclamations or predictions about what the Jayhawks’ offense will look like in the fall. What Leipold has said publicly, however, indicated he’s ...

KU football’s QB competition still TBD as Lance Leipold takes over

Lance Leipold won’t have to worry about disrupting the status quo at quarterback as he takes over the Kansas football program. There is no incumbent. No preordained starter for the Jayhawks. Not even a QB who made a claim for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart during the spring. The status ...

The give and take of increased player movement throughout college athletics

Despite one player standing 6-foot-4, 320 pounds and the other at 6-foot, 180 pounds, Da’Jon Terry and Joseph Yesufu are basically the same person. To accept this, you have to embrace the idea that Kansas football and Drake basketball are also on the same level, which, at this point, is ...

Da’Jon Terry leaving KU football for Tennessee

It didn’t take long for another Power Five program to welcome in Da’Jon Terry once the former Kansas football defensive lineman opted to leave the Jayhawks. Four days after Terry announced he was entering the transfer portal, the athletic young tackle committed on Sunday evening to play at ...

Notebook: Lance Leipold meeting 1-on-1 with 25 KU football players a day

In a busy first week on the job for new University of Kansas head football coach Lance Leipold, much of his daily calendar from Monday on has been booked with one-on-one meetings with the players. Leipold said Thursday evening during his debut on KU’s “Hawk Talk” radio show he had just ...

Lance Leipold shares his thoughts on establishing a winning culture at KU

In successful runs at his previous two stops as a head coach, at Wisconsin-Whitewater and Buffalo, Lance Leipold and his staff established a winning culture. A buzzword throughout college football and the rest of the sporting universe, culture is a concept that coaches and players alike often ...

Defensive tackle Da’Jon Terry to leave KU football via transfer portal

The first Kansas football team coach Lance Leipold leads onto the field in the fall won’t include one of his predecessor’s most promising young defensive linemen. Da’Jon Terry, who would’ve been a redshirt sophomore and was a near lock to start at defensive tackle for the Jayhawks in ...

Report: Emmett Jones, other assistants to stay with KU football

After leading the Kansas football program through an uncertain spring as the interim head coach, Emmett Jones reportedly will be sticking around and working with the Jayhawks’ new boss, Lance Leipold. According to Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, as Leipold assembles his first staff at KU, ...

Three things to know about Buffalo defensive coordinator Brian Borland

Not only will Kansas football have a new head coach, but it seems likely that there will be new coordinators on both sides of the ball for the 2021 campaign. While no official announcement has been made yet, Lance Leipold is reportedly bringing seven former Buffalo assistants with him to ...