AMES, Iowa (AP) — The last-second win over Texas was cathartic for an Iowa State team that had suffered a series of heartbreaking defeats.
Kansas (3-6, 1-5 Big 12) at No. 25 Oklahoma State (6-3, 3-3, No. 22 CFP), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ABC).
Mike Gundy remembers occasionally clashing with Les Miles when they coached together at Oklahoma State.
They will clash in a different way Saturday, with Gundy as Oklahoma State’s head coach...
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — There is a documentary series called "Miles to Go" chronicling Les Miles' first season at Kansas, and during an episode following the Jayhawks' last-second win over Texas...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Game on the line and two seconds on the clock, Kansas kicker Liam Jones prepared for a gifted second-chance opportunity.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nothing stings Texas like losing to Oklahoma. And last Saturday carried with it the double whammy that the No. 15 Longhorns likely have no shot at the College Football...
Kansas (2-4, 0-3 Big 12) at No. 15 Texas (4-2, 2-1), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (LHN).
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles was fired by LSU in part because his offenses failed to score enough points.
He doesn't want the same thing to happen at Kansas.
No. 6 Oklahoma (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) at Kansas (2-3, 0-2), Saturday at noon EDT (ABC).
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Oklahoma features the nation’s second-highest scoring offense, another Heisman Trophy contender at quarterback and could break its own record from last year in yards per...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — For the first time in nearly 11 years, the Kansas Jayhawks are going on the road without that streak hanging over their heads.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Progress can happen rapidly when a new coaching staff is trying to rebuild a football program.
Neal Brown and Les Miles took that notion to the extreme.
BOSTON (AP) — Kansas coach Les Miles' return to college football brought him some quick joy.
It also brought the Jayhawks something they haven't had in a long time — a road win at a Power...
The first memories that popped into Steve Addazio's mind when he asked about Les Miles was from their days together in the SEC, when he was an assistant at Florida and Miles the head man at...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Entering Saturday night's matchup between Kansas and Coastal Carolina, all eyes fell to the Jayhawks' Pooka Williams Jr. as he made his season debut following a single-game...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles had some idea what Coastal Carolina has been dealing with this week as the Chanticleers prepared to visit Kansas while also preparing to face Hurricane...
The Big 12 is off to an imperfect start, even though every team won its opener for the first time since 2012.
West Virginia got outgained by James Madison, and Kansas needed a touchdown in...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles promised to bring excitement to the perpetually rebuilding football program at Kansas.
The Jayhawks made his debut a little more exciting than he...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles walked around the office on the first Monday of his first game week at Kansas wearing a dapper pinstriped suit, sharp red tie and a broad grin that made him look...
New Kansas State coach Chris Klieman has seven national championship rings, all with FCS team North Dakota State. Texas Tech's Matt Wells is coming off a successful stretch with his alma mater...
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — About the only thing the football programs at Kansas and Kansas State have had in common much of the past three decades is the often desolate stretch of Interstate 70 that...
TROY, Ala. (AP) — Chip Lindsey and his family were just settling into their new house in Kansas when he received a call about taking over Troy's football program.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles has plenty of experience taking over floundering Big 12 football programs.
Oklahoma State was coming off three straight losing seasons when he arrived in...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Les Miles sat for more than hour, a Kansas pin on his left lapel and his LSU national championship ring on his right hand, answering wave after wave of often repetitive...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The second day of Big 12 football media days will feature two new coaches and the only two quarterbacks who are appearing at the conference's two-day kickoff...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lincoln Riley has already won consecutive Big 12 titles and been to the College Football Playoff twice with different Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks in his two seasons...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The latest from the first day of Big 12 football media days Monday at AT&T Stadium. (all times local):
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma is again favored in the Big 12 after winning the last four conference titles. Kansas is expected to still be on the other end of the standings, even with a new...
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma is the favorite to win another Big 12 football title, according to the conference's preseason media poll released Wednesday.
Some of the Big 12 Conference players who could have breakout seasons and be impact players in 2019:
WR R.J. Sneed, sophomore. Forgotten a bit after getting hurt as a true...
Never before has the Big 12 had such a big turnover in head football coaches. Not even when the conference had more teams.
Four of the 10 Big 12 teams went through spring drills with new...
Not all new coaches face the same challenges in college football.
Who has the toughest task ahead of him in 2019? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bruce Feldman of Fox...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Among all the changes that have taken place at Kansas since Les Miles was hired to resurrect the moribund football program, the easiest to notice is the title of the spring...
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles spent the final night ahead of national signing day ensconced in a conference room inside the Kansas football facility, working his cell phone to piece together the last pieces of his initial class with the Jayhawks.
Just down the Interstate 70, Chris Klieman was busy doing the same thing at Kansas State, pausing only to rile up the crowd at halftime of the Wildcats' basketball game against their bitter rival.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma and Texas each had only one spot to fill in their top-10 recruiting classes. The four Big 12 schools with new coaches were a bit busier Wednesday.
New Kansas coach Les Miles added nine players in the second signing period, including running back and former Michigan commitment Amauri Pesek-Hickson, for an initial Jayhawks class of 19 signees.
DALLAS (AP) — Longview quarterback Haynes King has been voted the Texas Associated Press Sports Editors high school player of the year.
King is the seventh straight quarterback and 10th overall in 12 seasons to win the award. He was named Friday in voting by a panel of eight sports writers and editors who cover Texas high school football.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — The first head-to-head showdown between Kansas coach Les Miles and Kansas State counterpart Chris Klieman was waged not on a football field but in classrooms and living rooms.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey is leaving Auburn to take the same job at Kansas.
Kansas announced Tuesday that new coach Les Miles named Lindsey to his staff. Lindsey has been Auburn's offensive coordinator for the last two seasons.
Miles said in a news release that Lindsey has a proven record of coaching "electric" offenses and a strong reputation for developing his players.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles understood the inherent awkwardness of the situation the moment he accepted the job at Kansas, and he made every effort to keep from compounding it during his first week on campus.
Yet he also wanted to meet the young men who might soon form the foundation of his turnaround.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Les Miles walked confidently to the podium and slipped on a familiar white hat.
This one had "KU" embroidered across the front.
The quirky and energetic coach who led LSU to the 2007 national title, after building a consistent winner at Oklahoma State, is back in the Big 12. His task this time is to turn around a long-suffering program at Kansas, where years of losing have left fan apathy at historically high levels.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU and Les Miles have completed a $1.5 million lump-sum settlement that relieves the university of paying its former coach an additional $5 million through 2023.
Vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva says the agreement allows both parties to "move on."
Miles was fired four games into the 2016 season, but was due a buyout of around $12.9 million at the time.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron proclaimed that Monday was his "biggest day" on the job since he took over the Les Miles in 2016.
The coach expressed concerned about the psyche of his players after the dual blow of losing big at home to No. 1 Alabama and then hearing their own coach say after the game that he needs to bring in better recruits.
PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU tabbed Jeff Grimes as its offensive coordinator, replacing Ty Detmer after two seasons this week. One of the concerns with the former Heisman Trophy winner was a lack of experience on the collegiate level as he jumped straight from coaching high school ball to the coordinator position.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — LSU knows what Tennessee is going through this week.
BYU (1-0 in 2017) vs. No. 13 LSU (8-4 in 2016) in New Orleans, Saturday 9:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: LSU by 17.
Series record: First meeting.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Louisiana native Ed Orgeron coaches his first season opener for LSU after holding the job on an interim basis for seven games following the firing of Les Miles in 2016. BYU opened with a blah victory over Portland State of the FCS. For FBS independent BYU, good results against ranked opponents is the only path to a marquee bowl games.
Fox Sports has added former LSU coach Les Miles, former Oregon coach mark Helfrich and former Florida State quarterback Danny Kanell to its lineup of game analysts for college football.
Miles, whom LSU fired last year after 11-plus seasons, will be teamed with play-by-play announcer Tim Brando and analyst Spencer Tillman for select games this season, starting Sept. 16 when Northern Illinois visits Nebraska. The game will air on FS1.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State has hired John Wozniak as its running backs coach.
The school announced Tuesday that Wozniak is replacing Carlos Arroyo.
Wozniak, a former offensive graduate assistant at Oklahoma State under Les Miles in 2004, won a national title as an offensive quality control coach for Miles at LSU in 2007. He won another national title as a special teams analyst under Nick Saban at Alabama in 2012.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron says he has dismissed sophomore nose guard Travonte Valentine for violating team rules.
Valentine, of Hialeah, Florida, had 10 tackles in the 2016 season's first five games, sitting out the final seven.
Valentine arrived at LSU in 2014 as a highly touted defensive tackle. The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2iY4jN8) that the Southeastern Conference never cleared him to play and then coach Les Miles kicked him off the team in the summer of 2015.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU defensive lineman Christian LaCouture says he has decided to remain with the Tigers for another season.
LaCouture, a senior, missed all of the 2016 season with a knee injury that occurred during preseason practice.
In three previous seasons, LaCouture had played in 37 games with 23 starts, making 86 tackles, including eight tackles for losses and 4½ sacks.
Matt Canada isn't promising any particular kind of offense at LSU — other than on which scores enough to win.
"We do things according to what the players can do," Canada said Wednesday at his formal introduction as LSU's offensive coordinator. "I don't like to pigeon-hole myself. We're this or we're that. The biggest thing for me is scoring points, but the goal in a game is to score more points than the other team. It is not about to keep scoring to reach a certain number."