KU Football

Lance Leipold signed 6-year contract with KU worth $16.5 million

When Lance Leipold became the new head football coach at the University of Kansas, he signed a six-year contract that will pay him an average of $2.75 million per year. The deal for the Jayhawks’ new coach, which will pay him $16.5 million in total, includes a pay increase each year. So ...

‘Ready to go’: Jayhawks excited for what Lance Leipold has in store

Players in the Kansas football program will get to know their new head coach, Lance Leipold, much better in the weeks and months ahead. And the Jayhawks left a whirlwind weekend for the program anticipating what’s ahead. “The impression I got from my new coach,” super-senior Nate Betts ...

Class of 2022 recruit backs out of commitment to KU football

As the Kansas football program transitions into the Lance Leipold era, the Jayhawks lost one of their previous recruits for the Class of 2022. Cory Hendrix, a high school offensive tackle from College Station, Texas, announced Sunday his plans to further explore his options. “After talking ...

KU defense rolls as new coach Lance Leipold observes spring game

With new head coach Lance Leipold in attendance for the Kansas football program’s spring game, the Jayhawks’ defense stole the show Saturday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Using a modified scoring system that gave the defense points for hitting certain incentives, ...

Three observations from KU’s first spring game since 2019

For the first time in two years, a spring game was played at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. Thanks to a unique scoring system, the White team (defense) earned a 74-42 win over the Blue team (offense) on Saturday. While there is only so much that can be gleaned from an event like this ...

Undrafted, former KU RB Pooka Williams signs with Cincinnati

One of the most explosive skill players to come through the Kansas football program in more than a decade, Pooka Williams had to sit through all seven rounds and 259 picks of the 2021 NFL Draft without hearing his name called. However, Williams didn’t need to sit tight long before finding a ...

Lance Leipold meets with Jayhawks shortly after arriving in Lawrence

After arriving in Lawrence on Friday, one of new Kansas football coach Lance Leipold’s first stops was at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, where he addressed the Jayhawks following their 14th spring practice. “I could not be more proud for the opportunity to work with you,” Leipold ...

Spring game to provide fans, new coach Lance Leipold first glance at Jayhawks

New Kansas football head coach Lance Leipold will get his first glimpse at the roster he’s inheriting Saturday night, as the Jayhawks wrap up their five-week offseason practice schedule with their spring game. Led by KU receivers coach and passing game coordinator Emmett Jones since March ...

Substance-over-style approach makes Lance Leipold a great fit for Kansas football

It did not take long for first-year/first-month University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff to identify [Lance Leipold as the right hire for the KU football job,][1] proof positive that Goff was talking to the right people during the recent search to replace Les Miles. From the minute ...

KU hires Lance Leipold to take over Jayhawks’ football program

A little more than three weeks after taking over an athletic department with no head football coach in place, new University of Kansas AD Travis Goff filled the high profile vacancy, hiring Lance Leipold to lead the Big 12’s perpetually rebuilding program. The former head coach at Buffalo in ...

Former Kansas RB Pooka Williams an ‘underdog’ heading into NFL Draft

A native of New Orleans who spent a little more than two years of his life in Lawrence, former Kansas running back Pooka Williams will learn this weekend where his football skills will take him next. “My dream’s finally becoming a reality,” Williams said recently, looking ahead to the ...

Jeff Monken or Lance Leipold? A statistical comparison between the two candidates

With the search for KU’s next football coach reportedly nearing an end, all the buzz seems to be around Army’s Jeff Monken and Buffalo head coach Lance Leipold. Regardless of which side you might fall on, it is clear that either candidate would be viewed as a great hire by the Jayhawks. ...

A look at the type of leader KU football could be landing with Army’s Jeff Monken

If Army’s Jeff Monken ends up being the guy, all you really need to see is two famous videos to get an idea of what the Kansas football program would be getting. The search for KU’s next football coach is reportedly nearing a conclusion, and it appears Monken is on the shortlist of ...