KU Football

KU football D.C.: New signees recruited ‘to come in and play’

As coordinator D.J. Eliot looks to enhance the Kansas football defense for next season and beyond, the hope is incoming freshmen will be able to contribute in some fashion during their first year on campus next year. Actually, that possibility often is a selling point during Eliot’s ...

David Beaty’s lawyers file partial motion for summary judgment on lawsuit

Lawyers for former University of Kansas head football coach David Beaty filed on Friday a partial motion for summary judgment on their breach of contract claim in U.S. District Court for the district of Kansas. Fired by KU in November of 2018, Beaty filed a lawsuit this past March alleging ...

Les Miles glad to have 19 signees in place in December

Out of coaching when the NCAA first allowed college football staffs to make use of an early December signing period, Kansas head coach Les Miles got just a taste of the process a year ago, in a hurried fashion, with only a few weeks between the time of his hiring and the three-day window to try ...

Emmett Jones: Incoming KU WRs ‘not going to cheat the game’

It’s nearly impossible to find a college football coach who doesn’t come across as excited when discussing a team’s newly signed recruits. When Kansas football receivers coach Emmett Jones expressed such sentiments about KU’s class of 2020 receivers, he began by explaining how his ...

Strength coach Zac Woodfin moving on from KU football

It appears the bulk of the offseason strength and conditioning work Kansas football players endure in the months ahead will come with the help of a new staff member. As first reported by Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant, Zac Woodfin, KU’s director of football strength and conditioning since early ...

Jayhawks sign Missouri prep WR Luke Grimm after all

As head coach Les Miles and his Kansas football staff celebrated Wednesday the signings of 18 high school prospects, it seemed one recruit who had been committed to the program for months would end up playing elsewhere. By Friday morning, however, Luke Grimm signed with the Jayhawks, not even ...

KU football OC Brent Dearmon identifies potential starting QBs for 2020

Though obviously enthused this week by the signing of a dual-threat quarterback in the Kansas football program’s 2020 recruiting class, offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon isn’t the type to expect incoming freshman Jalon Daniels to show up in Lawrence as some kind of preordained ...

Longtime KU football assistant Clint Bowen leaving Jayhawks

Although he has spent most of his professional life on the sidelines with the Kansas football program for which he played, longtime Jayhawks assistant Clint Bowen has left KU. As first reported Thursday afternoon by the Journal-World, Bowen, KU’s safeties coach during Les Miles’ first ...

Les Miles lauds Class of 2020 signees, including new dual-threat QB

There’s still some work to do for Kansas football coach Les Miles and his staff when it comes to completing their 2020 recruiting class, but by Wednesday’s end the coaches didn’t only have much of that labor out of the way, they also added a quarterback to the mix. KU announced the ...

Les Miles, KU staff poised to sign many 2020 recruits during early period

On the always fluid college football recruiting scene, nothing is official until a prospect signs his national letter of intent. Now, after months of work toward trying to get some new Jayhawks to enlist, Kansas head coach Les Miles and his staff should soon be able to rest a little ...

Better by KU standards, Jayhawks’ offense still lagged in 2019

Compared to some recent Kansas football teams, the 2019 Jayhawks had a relatively successful offense. For instance, KU’s 377.3 total yards per game marked the program’s best average in that category since the final season of head coach Mark Mangino and quarterback Todd Reesing, in ...

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 ...