When former LSU Head Coach and national champion Les Miles was hired to be the next head football coach for the Kansas Jayhawks, there was a certain buzz around the program. Many believed this could finally be the hire that would finally bring the Jayhawks from the depths of the Big 12 cellar into relevancy. However, 13 games into the Miles tenure in Lawrence, things are beginning to look like the “same ol’ same ol’.”
However, things do appear somewhat promising for the Jayhawks’ 2021 class – but that could change quickly. The Jayhawks already have a ding on their resume in 2020 with the loss to Coastal Carolina, and are expected to experience much of the same in Big 12 play. Should Kansas go on to finish the season 0-10, not many more talented recruits will give them a second look prior to signing day. They currently have the 4th-rated class in the Big 12 in 2021, according to 247Sports, but that could change in a hurry if things do not get turned around this season – and quickly.
Les Miles is human, he will be outcoached from time to time. But the extent of how outcoached he was by Coastal Carolina’ Jamey Chadwell was laughable. Being that Miles is Miles, he is expected to have his team ready to go week in and week out. In absolutely no way did the Jayhawks display preparedness or even effort against the Chanticleers on Saturday. When a team looks this bad, it will almost always fall back on the head coach and his staff.
Les Miles is a legendary coach, but it appears that even he cannot turn around the misfortunes of Kansas Football.