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Les Miles New Kansas Football Head Coach

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I really hope so. Having lived in KC for 2.5 years, I’ve done both KU Football and Basketball games. 

Beautiful school, fantastic town, really involved alumni. I’d really like to see the Jayhawks get back on track Football-wise.

Plus they have a fun scoring tradition where they “wave the wheat”, but it kinda just looks like everyone is doing their best inflatable tube man impression, which is a hoot. 

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2 minutes ago, Harry said:

Seems like a McCarmey type of hire in some

respects.

If that means someone who stabilizes the program for a bit, so someone else can then take it further, then that is a step in the right direction for Kansas. It will be really hard though for Miles. he is likely to have less than 60 schollie players next year. Makes FCS teams feel like they have shot.

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Really happy for Les Miles and Kansas. Being a huge LSU fan, he’s the right guy for the job. Fun fact. My God brother Ben Rutz, played QB for Kansas back when UNT played Kansas at Texas Stadium in the mid 90s.

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49 minutes ago, UNTLifer said:

Is he an improvement on Beatty?

Almost anything is an improvement on Beaty. I mean Beaty seems like a mostly nice guy, but he was only a position coach before Kansas, not even a coordinator, and it showed. And he leaves the roster just as short on schollie players as he found it. Hard to fathom Miles will do worse. Just the name alone should allow them to recruit at a somewhat higher level than before.

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19 hours ago, Harry said:

Seems like a McCarmey type of hire in some

respects.

Maybe in age but that’s about it. Miles is a proven winner. Almost 90 games over .500. McCarney was not (well under .500 for his career and well under .500 in his time here). 

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2 hours ago, Huff said:

He will find it a lot harder to get good players to come to Kansas than it was to get good players to come to LSU.

Yep. Coaching graveyard.

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4 hours ago, NorthTexasWeLove said:

This is a horrible hire. His offensive philosophy will do nothing in the big12. He was able to win at LSU because he was at LSU. Jeff Long dropped the ball here and went with retread name recognition. 

Miles did far better at OSU than his predecessors.  And LSU was not historically good before Saban got there.  Miles did a good job building on what Saban did, and those were some huge shoes to fill.  To me the only question is whether the game has passed him by.

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Good hire by KU, the man won 80% of his games at LSU before getting fired, no way you can compare to McCarney who had an overall losing record before UNT made their mistake

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I think it’s a great match. Miles is getting there just as Old Man snyder is about to leave/retire. This will help KU recruit alone. 

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