KU Football

KU defensive back Corione Harris enters transfer portal

Neither of the star “Louisianimals” from Kansas football’s 2018 signing class will play for the Jayhawks as a senior next season. Corione Harris, a junior defensive back at KU in 2020, is now looking for a new program, a couple months after running back Pooka Williams left Kansas and ...

Elijah Jones, starting CB for KU in 2020, enters portal as grad transfer

The Kansas football program won’t be able to bring back starting cornerback Elijah Jones, who made public on Sunday his plans to enter his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal as a graduate transfer. Jones, like so many other Jayhawks who have sought to play elsewhere in 2021, was a senior ...

Quaydarius Davis, top unsigned WR in country, commits to KU football

The top unsigned high school senior receiver in the country, Quaydarius Davis committed to join the Kansas football program on Saturday night. A four-star wideout from Dallas’ Skyline High, Davis is rated by Rivals as the No. 5 receiver in the entire Class of 2021 and the 36th-best overall ...

Former KU corner Kyle Mayberry commits to Utah State

Former Kansas cornerback Kyle Mayberry is headed to the Mountain West for his sixth and final season of college football. One of the many KU seniors from the 2020 roster to utilize the NCAA’s transfer portal and blanket waiver for an extra year of eligibility, Mayberry announced via Twitter ...

Former KU wideout Andrew Parchment lands at Florida State

Former Kansas receiver Andrew Parchment rang in the new year by finding his new college football home. Parchment, three weeks after entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal, announced on his social media accounts on New Year’s Eve that he’s headed to Florida State. “I’m coming ...

KU corner Karon Prunty makes freshman All-American team

The rise of Kansas cornerback Karon Prunty proved to be one of the few bright spots for KU’s football program in 2020, a year that wrapped up with the Jayhawks’ young defensive standout being named to 247 Sports’ True Freshman All-American team. Prunty was one just five first-year ...

Jones touts incoming KU freshmen Rector and Robinson

Kansas football receivers coach and passing game coordinator Emmett Jones used the same two words to describe his anticipation for the arrival of two of his newest pupils: “can’t wait.” Jones had plenty more to say, too, about Class of 2021 early signees Majik Rector and Kelan Robinson ...

TE Jack Luavasa latest KU football senior making use of transfer portal

Yet another Kansas football senior, tight end Jack Luavasa, is hoping to extend his college career at a different program. Luavasa, per Tuesday reports from Rivals and 247 Sports, has entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal as a grad transfer. After a six-catch season in 2019, when ...

Lee Grimes named KU football’s new offensive line coach

A Kansas football position group that struggled throughout 2020 will have a new assistant coach leading it next year. Head coach Les Miles announced Tuesday he hired Lee Grimes to coach the Jayhawks’ offensive linemen. “Lee is an impressive coach who will bring a lot of passion and energy ...

Les Miles looking for immediate help from incoming freshmen at various positions

Kansas football coach Les Miles and his staff proved in 2020 they don’t mind starting freshmen. But it may still be a while before Miles is ready to make any proclamations about how specific members of the Jayhawks’ 2021 signing class could make an impact next year. In the recently ...

KU football assistants Chevis Jackson, Kwahn Drake coming back in 2021

Two of the assistants Les Miles hired shortly after becoming the head coach of the Kansas football program are officially coming back for a third year on Miles’ staff. KU announced Monday that defensive backs coach Chevis Jackson and defensive line coach and defensive run game coordinator ...

‘Gritty,’ ‘nasty’ freshman WR Luke Grimm emerged as key contributor for KU

Luke Grimm showed up at the University of Kansas this past summer with reasonable expectations for his freshman year with the football program. What Grimm didn’t know then was his work ethic and some unexpected opportunities would allow him to finish the year as one of the Jayhawks’ most ...

KU gains natural born leader in Lawrence High senior standout Devin Neal

It was about 10 years ago when Freda McPhail first noticed that her son, Devin Neal, had what it takes to be a leader. McPhail watched as Neal finished up his final lap at the end of a youth football practice at Holcom Park. Because of his natural speed, Neal was one of the first players done ...

Lack of continuity in KU football lineup one of Jayhawks’ many issues in 2020

Assembling a conclusive list of all the factors that led to the Kansas football team going winless in 2020 would be time consuming. But one component that surged to the forefront was the staggering lack of continuity with the roster. Back when this strange, pandemic shortened season began in ...

James Sosinski joins other KU football seniors in transfer portal

Strike another name from the list of potential Kansas football players who could return for an extra season. Tight end James Sosinski, like many of the Jayhawks’ 2020 seniors, has entered his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal, according to Monday reports from Rivals and 247 Sports. A ...

Jayhawks not far from maximizing their 3-point potential

Bill Self knows this year’s Kansas basketball roster probably won’t match the long range fire power of the best 3-point shooting teams he has coached. But in order for these Jayhawks to get the most out of their offense, Self would like to see them taking a few more shots from beyond the ...

College football’s playoff problem nothing new; so why all the fuss?

Everybody seems to have an opinion on why the College Football Playoff got it wrong this year or why the system is broken. I just have a question: What’s new? Sure, there have been seasons when it has been much more clear who the four best teams in college football have been. But there ...

KU coaches will get extended look at newest QB, incoming freshman Ben Easters

At a struggling football program such as Kansas, the coaching staff is almost always searching for a No. 1 quarterback. Before the 2021 season kicks off months from now, Les Miles and his assistants figure to get a long look at incoming freshman QB Ben Easters. The first player KU announced ...