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KU’s defensive struggles continued in loss at Texas

For all the relatively positive vibes a last-second defeat at Texas seemed to generate for the downtrodden Kansas football program, the Jayhawks obviously encountered some defensive issues yet again in a 50-48 loss. As Les Miles succinctly put it during his Saturday night postgame press ...

Jayhawks pick up 2020 commitment from another Louisiana prospect

With the early December signing period now just a couple months away, the Kansas football team added another commitment to its already crowded 2020 recruiting class. Steven McBride, a three-star receiver from Gonzales, La., announced Tuesday his plans to play for Les Miles and the ...

KU football will have an early Big 12 road game in 2020

The second season of the Les Miles era at the University of Kansas will jump into Big 12 action in a hurry. The Jayhawks won’t open the 2020 schedule with three straight nonconference foes, as they usually do. The Big 12 announced next season’s football calendars for all 10 teams on ...

Notebook: Jeremiah McCullough out for KU’s matchup with Tech

The Kansas football team’s defense will be without another starter when the Jayhawks face Texas Tech for homecoming on Saturday. Head coach Les Miles said during his Monday press conference that safety Jeremiah McCullough will miss the matchup with the Red Raiders due to injury. McCullough, ...

Les Miles: Game clock didn’t start on time late in KU loss at Texas

Usually understated during his weekly press conferences, Kansas football coach Les Miles heard something Monday afternoon that stirred him to exuberance. The subject material didn’t have anything to do with the Jayhawks’ performance this past weekend at Texas, either. Rather it was a ...

‘I’d say A+’: KU offense prolific in Brent Dearmon’s OC debut

Austin, Texas — The Kansas football team lost on the last play of the game in offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon’s sideline debut Saturday at No. 15 Texas. Even so, the offensive output fortified the Jayhawks’ conviction that the midseason switch to Dearmon will make a significant ...

A Tom Herman question unintentionally motivated Carter Stanley and Jayhawks

Austin, Texas — In college football, motivational ploys know no bounds. And it appears one such behind-the-scenes tactic carried out by the Kansas staff this past week left its mark on quarterback Carter Stanley. After the senior helped the Jayhawks take a 1-point lead late in the fourth ...

Late 2-point conversion at Texas gave Jayhawks confidence

Austin, Texas — In the exhilarating moment, the Kansas Jayhawks were convinced they had done it. They arrived at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday convinced they could knock off No. 15 Texas. And when KU quarterback Carter Stanley found receiver Daylon Charlot in the back of ...

Matt Tait: Moral victories have their place with Kansas football

Moral victories suck. By definition, they’re a cold, empty reminder that the one reason all teams suit up did not happen. But that doesn’t mean they’re totally worthless. KU’s 50-48 loss at Texas on Saturday night in Austin, Texas, was all the adjectives you could possibly imagine ...

Despite late-game heroics, KU drops 50-48 decision at No. 15 Texas

Austin, Texas — Les Miles didn’t shake up his coaching staff in the middle of the season to play it conservatively with a chance to knock off a top-15 ranked Texas team on the road. And even though the Mad Hatter and the Jayhawks opted for heroics, the Longhorns dashed those chances with ...

Game day breakdown: KU football at No. 15 Texas

— Kansas (2-4 overall, 0-3 Big 12) at No. 15 Texas (4-2, 2-1) • 6 p.m. kickoff, Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium • Game-time forecast: 88 degrees, mostly sunny, 0% chance of rain • TV: Longhorn Network • Radio: KLWN, FM 101.7 / AM 1320 — Log on to KUsports.com for our live ...

Inconsistency at root of KU offense’s issues before OC shakeup

Les Miles would like for you to believe that the offense his Kansas football team will run after its midseason bye week won’t be all that dissimilar from the one it used during the first six games of the season. Miles even claimed that after firing offensive coordinator and quarterbacks ...

3-star WR decommits from KU football’s 2020 class

It lasted close to eight months, but as of Wednesday the connection appears to be severed between the first Class of 2020 prospect to commit to Kansas and Les Miles' coaching staff. Keenan Hambrick, a three-star receiver from Athens, Ala., announced on Twitter his decision to decommit from ...

KU signed Brent Dearmon to 6-year contract, guaranteed through 2021 season

The third offensive coordinator Les Miles has hired since taking over the Kansas football program in November of 2018, Brent Dearmon’s contract could keep the recently promoted senior offensive consultant with the Jayhawks through the 2025 season. A copy of the contract, obtained by the ...

KU defense has much to fix in 2nd half of season

Both before and after his Kansas football team’s midseason bye week, head coach Les Miles spoke of the importance of self-scouting during the Jayhawks’ relative downtime. However, as often is the case with Miles, he didn’t allow outsiders much of a peek behind the curtain in terms of how ...

Notebook: Les Miles says Jayhawks needed change at OC

Whether it was shortcomings with his game plans, individual instruction or in-game play-calling — or some other reason — that cost former Kansas football offensive coordinator Les Koenning his job, head coach Les Miles didn’t choose to share that information Monday afternoon, during his ...

With emphasis on RPO, QB Carter Stanley feeling like a PG

Carter Stanley doesn’t consider himself a skilled basketball player. The senior Kansas quarterback has spent most of his time since about eighth grade focusing his athletic conquests on football, after all. During the past week, though, when Stanley runs the Jayhawks’ offense in practices, ...

KU’s Pooka Williams starting to feel like dynamic rusher again

Ahead of the Kansas football team’s midseason bye week, the offense didn’t perform at a high enough level against Oklahoma to satisfy the Jayhawks. But they at least saw running back Pooka Williams Jr. start to look like his old self again. Following his performance, which included a ...