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Louisville football latest Power Five program to join KU in coaching search

A week after University of Kansas Athletic director Jeff Long officially began looking for David Beaty’s replacement, another potential competitor has entered the coaching search fray. News broke Sunday morning that Louisville’s administration decided to fire football coach Bobby Petrino, ...

Survey says: KU football fans prefer Les Miles, identify him as most likely hire

When Jeff Long spoke publicly for the first time about his decision to find a new head football coach for the University of Kansas, the athletic director could only provide some general goals he had in mind for the hire. “We are going to find a proven leader, a tenacious recruiter and a ...

Pick Kansas football’s next head coach from a 32-man bracket

The internet loves a good coaching search. And KUsports.com is about that life. As University of Kansas athletic director Jeff Long narrows his field of football coaching candidates, KU fans will have the chance to do the same. By scouring lists of potential coaches from various publications, ...

Alabama QBs coach Dan Enos reportedly a candidate for KU football job

If the name Dan Enos didn’t immediately grab your attention while poring over potential candidates to become the next head football coach at the University of Kansas, it might be time to double back. Currently the quarterbacks coach and associate head coach on Nick Saban’s staff at ...

Former KU LB Ben Heeney: Beaty thrown into program left in shambles by Weis

Former Kansas linebacker Ben Heeney didn’t spend much time around David Beaty. Just here and there for a few months, after wrapping up his college career, in fact. But Heeney was around for all of the Charlie Weis era — a two seasons and change stretch that saw the Jayhawks go 6-22 under ...

Les Miles to KU rumors heating up

Just two days after University of Kansas athletic director Jeff Long informed David Beaty he wouldn’t be around for another season, the idea of Les Miles becoming Beaty’s replacement is beginning to seem more feasible. Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports and The Athletic reported Tuesday a source ...

Pooka Williams speaks

Officially, freshman Kansas football players — even redshirt freshmen in their second season with the program — aren’t allowed to be interviewed by the media. So, unofficially (I guess?), here’s your first interview with KU freshman running back Pooka Williams. ESPN’s Holly Rowe, in ...

5 stats that popped from KU football’s loss at Baylor

In a turnover-free Big 12 opener at Baylor on Saturday, the Kansas football team put together too few highlights on either side of the ball to keep up with the Bears in a 26-7 defeat. One 90-yard scoring drive was the exception rather than the rule for KU’s offense, and the Jayhawks (2-2 ...

Freshman CB Corione Harris ‘workmanlike’ in 1st career start

No one figured it would take Corione Harris long to break into the starting lineup at Kansas. Still, the freshman cornerback from New Orleans might have even flew past some of his highest expectations. It only took Harris until the second game of his college football career to graduate from ...

‘Pass-first’ QB Miles Kendrick assesses his KU debut

During his first game wearing a Kansas football uniform, backup quarterback Miles Kendrick only got onto the turf for six snaps. The sophomore dual threat QB carried the ball twice, handed it off once and connected on two of his three throws during his cameo, which included a bit part on the ...

KU football MVP Countdown: No. 5, Alex Fontana

When the Kansas football team lost its presumed starting center for 2018, Mesa Ribordy, during the offseason due to retirement, it didn’t take much reflection to realize how dire a situation the Jayhawks would face if they didn’t find a worthy replacement. All one needed to do was recall ...

KU football MVP Countdown: No. 4, Khalil Herbert

Kansas football’s offensive coaches think they have three perfectly capable running backs , all effective in their own way and all viable threats to break open a drive with a big play. But junior Khalil Herbert just might prove to be the strongest and most complete back in the bunch. With ...

KU football MVP Countdown: No. 3, Joe Dineen

If you thought leading not only the Big 12 but all of FBS with 7.6 solo tackles per game or setting a Kansas football single-season record with 25.0 tackles for loss in 2017 would be enough to satisfy Joe Dineen, then you just don’t know Joe Dineen. A preseason All-Big 12 first-team ...

KU football MVP Countdown: No. 2, Steven Sims Jr.

Easily the skill player most feared by Kansas football opponents, senior receiver Steven Sims Jr. already ranks fifth in program history with 2,049 career receiving yards The dynamic 5-foot-10, 176-pound wideout from Houston also is third all-time at KU with 161 career receptions and tied for ...

KU football MVP Countdown: No. 1, Daniel Wise

To simply call Daniel Wise a returning starter, redshirt senior defensive tackle and Kansas football leader doesn’t really do him justice. A preseason first-team All-Big 12 choice, the 6-foot-3, 290-pound Wise proved to be a force on the Jayhawks’ D-line in 2017, racking up 53 total ...