KU Football

Carter Stanley aims to improve upon mistakes made in Week 1 win

Of course Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley left the Jayhawks’ season opener pleased about winning the starting job and leading a must-have touchdown drive in crunch time. At no point during Stanley’s postgame discussions with the media nor in his interview session on Monday, however, did ...

Comparing how KU’s offense did under center vs. shotgun against Indiana State

It was one of the few things we knew for certain entering the 2019 season opener. As mentioned multiples times, Kansas head coach Les Miles didn’t reveal too much in the offseason when asked about his scheme. About the only things we knew for certain prior to KU’s 24-17 win over Indiana ...

‘Everybody eats’: Jayhawks rotating 4 CBs on defense

The Kansas football defense had only been on the field for six snaps on Saturday when starting cornerback Hasan Defense took a seat on the bench. Defense wasn’t winded. Nor had the senior corner committed some egregious mistake. This was not a case of his coaches trying to teach him a ...

Matt Tait: KU’s new-look front seven earns passing grade with room to grow

Call the Kansas football team's 24-17 victory over Indiana State a good first step in the Jayhawks’ quest to replace the sizable hole left in the lineup by the departures of Joe Dineen and Daniel Wise. Full of new faces and unproven players getting their first taste of the big time and first ...

Hurricane forces Coastal Carolina football team, family of KU QB to evacuate

As Hurricane Dorian slowly headed toward the southeastern Atlantic coast on Monday, its coming impact was on the minds of members of both the Kansas football team and the Jayhawks’ next opponent, Coastal Carolina. The Chanticleers, based in Conway, S.C., had to pack up and relocate on Labor ...

KU linebacker arrested at popular Lawrence bar

A University of Kansas football player was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Sunday at a popular student bar. Thomas Patrick Barrett, 20, was arrested at 1340 Ohio St. — the address of Jayhawk Cafe, commonly known as The Hawk — on suspicion of contributing to a child’s misconduct and ...

Junior receiver Andrew Parchment dazzles in debut with Jayhawks

Following his first win at Kansas, head coach Les Miles knew exactly who to give the game ball to. Andrew Parchment caught eight balls for 121 yards in his Kansas debut, lifting his new team to a 24-17 victory over Indiana State in the season opener. In his postgame press conference, Miles ...

Jayhawks hope to better emulate past Les Miles teams in weeks ahead

From the time Les Miles stepped into the Kansas football facilities this past winter, the veterans in the program began anticipating how the 2019 season could play out differently for them. With Miles’ seven seasons of double-digit victories, plus the two SEC titles and the national ...

Notebook: Redshirt senior QB Carter Stanley earned 10th start of his KU career

The mystery surrounding the starting quarterback job for the Kansas football team finally dissipated Saturday afternoon as head coach Les Miles went with — and stuck with — redshirt senior Carter Stanley. But the decision didn’t become clear to even the QB competition’s participants ...

Fourth quarter comeback fuels Jayhawks to victory in Game 1 of Les Miles era

While running onto the field before a game for the first time as the head football coach at Kansas, Les Miles felt relatively calm about what was to come. Sure, it had been close to three years since he coached a college football game, but Miles reported a steady heart rate for the minutes ...

Matt Tait: Les Miles’ decision to stick with 1 QB the right move for Kansas

Carter Stanley was not perfect during Saturday’s 24-17 KU victory over Indiana State. But the decision to use him was. And, no, I’m not just talking about Les Miles picking Stanley as the winner of a seven-month quarterback battle with newcomer Thomas MacVittie. I’m talking about Miles ...

Quick recap: KU football defeats Indiana State to begin Les Miles era

It wasn’t always pretty, but the Les Miles era got off on the right foot. After surrendering a late lead, the Kansas football team got the last laugh by scoring on its final drive to secure a 24-17 win over Indiana State Saturday afternoon at the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. ...

Pledge from California prep LB Alonso Person pushes KU’s 2020 class to 26

On the eve of his first game as head coach at the University of Kansas, Les Miles’ 2020 recruiting class added yet another high school prospect, giving the program one more player than it could technically sign to join the program a year from now. A three-star linebacker from Harbor City, ...