KU Football

Matt Tait: College football’s back, but it sure looks and feels different

The first snap of the 2020 Kansas football season was taken by KU senior Thomas MacVittie at 9:21 p.m. on Saturday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium and it led to a routine completion to Takulve Williams for no gain in KU's eventual 38-23 defeat to Coastal Carolina. Everything that ...

Game day breakdown: KU football vs. Coastal Carolina

— Kansas (0-0) vs. Coastal Carolina (0-0) • 9 p.m. kickoff, David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium • Game-time forecast: 62 degrees, cloudy, 47% chance of rain • TV: FOX Sports 1 • Radio: KLWN, FM 101.7 / AM 1320 — Log on to KUsports.com for our live coverage and follow our team on ...

KU cornerback Corione Harris reinstated

Junior cornerback Corione Harris’ eight-month suspension from the Kansas football team, dating back to a January arrest, finally reached a resolution this week, as head coach Les Miles reinstated the defensive back. In a statement to the Journal-World on Friday afternoon, Miles said ...

‘Nothing but respect’: Kansas QBs describe vibe of competition

Kansas football coach Les Miles decided not to publicly name a starting quarterback ahead of his team’s season debut Saturday night versus Coastal Carolina, maintaining in interviews that the competition would last through this week. Miles even claimed the Jayhawks might play both Thomas ...

True freshman CB Karon Prunty expected to make immediate impact for KU football

It didn’t take long for Robert Jackson to realize that KU freshman cornerback Karon Prunty had a bright future. Jackson was only Prunty’s head coach for one season at I.C. Norcom High School in Portsmouth, Virginia. Jackson took over the program in the offseason, and only needed to see ...

Coastal Carolina preparing for a different KU offense this time around

Coastal Carolina head coach Jamey Chadwell knows his offense is going to have to be better if his team wants to knock off Kansas for the second year in a row. The Chanticleers needed just two scores in a 12-7 win at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium a season ago, marking their first-ever ...

Notebook: Coastal playing ‘cat and mouse’ with QB decision, too

Les Miles isn’t the only head coach headed into this Saturday’s Kansas football opener keeping his quarterback plans to himself. Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Chadwell told reporters during his Wednesday video press conference he has decided on a starting QB, but will not announce the ...

Former KU standout Aqib Talib retiring from the NFL

Former University of Kansas All-American and Super Bowl 50 champion Aqib Talib has decided to call it a career. Talib, who starred with the Jayhawks for three seasons from 2005-07 and won Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos in 2016, playing alongside fellow former Jayhawk Chris Harris, ...

Five noteworthy numbers from Coastal Carolina’s 2019 season

After an offseason that felt like it lasted like six years, it is officially game week for the Kansas football program. KU obviously didn’t wait until now to start preparing for Coastal Carolina, as you can bet that Les Miles’ staff has done their due diligence ahead of the rematch ...

Jayhawks envision Velton Gardner being much more than a reserve RB

Pooka Williams Jr. is the undisputed star of the Kansas football offense. If you ask some of the Jayhawks, though, the preseason All-Big 12 running back has more than just a backup or sidekick in Velton Gardner. Even though Gardner is entering his sophomore season having not yet carried the ...

Notebook: Miles claims KU hasn’t spent much time working on Wildcat plays

Maybe the Kansas football offense won’t feature a lot of Torry Locklin early in the season. Or maybe Les Miles doesn’t want Coastal Carolina spending time preparing for Locklin. Either way, KU’s head coach downplayed this week his team’s interest in running plays out of a Wildcat ...

KU football’s first depth chart of season features few position battles

Barring any unexpected developments between now and Saturday night, it seems most of the Kansas football team’s starting lineup for the upcoming season opener is set. The Jayhawks unveiled their first public depth chart of 2020 on Monday, and only two starting jobs on offense remained ...

Les Miles: KU could use 2 QBs instead of picking 1 starter after all

The Kansas football team’s quarterback competition could carry over into actual games instead of reaching a conclusion during this week’s practices. Backtracking from what he said less than a week ago on the matter, head coach Les Miles stated during his Monday video press conference that ...