Earlier this week, reports surfaced that former LSU football coach Les Miles was a “frontrunner” to become the next head coach of the Kansas Jayhawks. Kansas previously announced they would not retain coach David Beaty following the season. Beaty has compiled a 6-39 record during his time in Lawrence.
The 64-year-old Miles has been out of coaching since being fired by the LSU Tigers in September 2016, but he has itching to get back into the game and Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports is reporting Miles has had contact with the Jayhawks about the opening.
Per Dodd, “Les Miles and Kansas camps have spoken.”
The Les Miles and Kansas camps have spoken.
— Dennis Dodd (@dennisdoddcbs) November 8, 2018
During his time at LSU, Miles led LSU to two SEC championships, a National Championship, and three SEC West Division titles. In 2011, when he led the Tigers to their last SEC Championship, Miles was awarded Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year, Home Depot Coach of the Year, Associated Press College Football Coach of the Year, AFCA FBS Coach of the Year, and Walter Camp Coach of the Year.
Miles holds an overall head coaching record of 141-55 and an 8-6 mark in bowl games. Miles record during his 11 years at LSU was 114-34, while he held a 28-21 mark when coaching the Oklahoma State Cowboys from 2001-2004.