KU Football

Reports: KU narrowing in on its next football coach

The Kansas football program might have a new head coach lined up by the time the Jayhawks kick off their spring game on Saturday night. According to reports, KU Athletic Director Travis Goff’s nationwide search for the position has narrowed down to four names. Both ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg ...

KU football coaching search: 3 selling points for Emmett Jones

As the search for the next head football coach at the University of Kansas comes closer to a conclusion, the Lawrence Journal-World is taking a look at some of the potential candidates to lead the Jayhawks into the 2021 season. What might make a certain contender appealing to Travis Goff, as ...

KU football coaching search: 3 selling points for Willie Fritz

As the search for the next head football coach at the University of Kansas comes closer to a conclusion, the Lawrence Journal-World is taking a look at some of the potential candidates to lead the Jayhawks into the 2021 season. What might make a certain contender appealing to Travis Goff, as ...

KU football coaching search: 3 selling points for Jeff Monken

As the search for the next head football coach at the University of Kansas comes closer to a conclusion, the Lawrence Journal-World is taking a look at some of the potential candidates to lead the Jayhawks into the 2021 season. What might make a certain contender appealing to Travis Goff, as ...

KU football coaching search: 3 selling points for Lance Leipold

As the search for the next head football coach at the University of Kansas comes closer to a conclusion, the Lawrence Journal-World is taking a look at some of the potential candidates to lead the Jayhawks into the 2021 season. What might make a certain contender appealing to Travis Goff, as ...

Jayhawks entering final week of practices, leading up to spring game

With the Kansas football team’s May 1 spring game just a few days away and the Jayhawks nearing the completion of this critical stretch of the offseason, the players remain optimistic about what they’re getting accomplished. It was just a year ago, of course, that the program didn’t even ...

Reports: Former KU O-line starter Jacobi Lott enters transfer portal

Although the surge of Kansas football players entering the transfer portal this offseason had died down, the Jayhawks lost another former starter on Friday when offensive lineman Jacobi Lott put his name in the portal, per reports from both 247 Sports and Rivals. Lott, who would have been a ...

‘Bowling ball’ Daniel Hishaw Jr. no longer overthinking his carries as a RB

The powerful legs and arms that made Daniel Hishaw Jr. an effective rusher as a true freshman this past fall continue to earn the Kansas running back acclaim within the program this spring. “He’s just like a bowling ball in the backfield,” senior offensive lineman Earl Bostick Jr. said ...

True freshmen pushing older teammates in KU’s QB competition

Regardless of how much — or little — they end up playing when the 2021 season arrives, the two least experienced quarterbacks on the Kansas football roster are off to a good start this spring, according to their teammates and interim head coach. Both Conrad Hawley and Ben Easters, ...

A few key questions surrounding the KU football coaching search

As yet another Kansas football coaching search moves through a new week, the most obvious question on the minds of KU fans is simple: Who are the Jayhawks going to hire? It may take a little bit of time to sort that out. And we probably will never know the full extent to which new KU Athletic ...

‘Passion,’ trash talk on display during KU football’s 1st spring scrimmage

It was just a Saturday morning in mid-April, but what interim Kansas football head coach Emmett Jones saw out of his players during the team’s first full scrimmage of the spring looked to him like a game day in the fall. Jones told reporters during a video press conference afterward he left ...

‘It’s a new unit’ — KU’s O-linemen plan to move past dreadful 2020

Throughout a winless 2020 season, the Kansas football team’s offensive line suffered through so many losing battles at the point of attack that the Jayhawks rarely were able to avoid blowout defeats. While no one is denying those issues existed, the hope among KU’s O-linemen this year is ...

NCAA announces passage of new one-time transfer exemption rule

Starting next season, major college football and basketball players will be permitted to transfer one time before graduating without being required to sit out a year of competition. The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to change the long-standing rule that has often deterred players in ...

Taiwan Berryhill, KU linebackers gaining confidence this spring

The Kansas football defense could end up relying a lot on a pair of relatively new inside linebackers this year. Between former safety Nate Betts switching positions during the offseason and Taiwan Berryhill moving inside late during his freshman year, the Jayhawks hope those two can bolster a ...

Notebook: Veterans making coaching transition as smooth as possible for KU football

When the University of Kansas parted ways with Les Miles in early March, the football team’s players didn’t know what the future would hold. And while the coaching transition remains unfinished more than a month later, Sam Burt said he and other veterans did their best to make the process ...