By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Kansas Jayhawks will have a new head coach to replace David Beaty prior to his final game. The school is finalizing a contract with Les Miles, according to multiple media reports.
Those media reports suggest a contract could be finalized as soon as this weekend.
Beaty was informed by Athletic Director Jeff Long that he was fired on November 4th. However, instead of asking Beaty to leave and hiring an interim head coach from within, Long is allowing Beaty to finish the season.
Miles has been out of football since being fired by the LSU Tigers midway through the 2016 season. He was fired after four games of that season.
His team went 2-2 in those four games. He was also 1-1 in conference play.
Miles recently reached a settlement with the Tigers. On Thursday, LSU and Miles reached a $1.5 buyout settlement. This settlement also causes the school not to pay Miles another $5 million through 2023.
Beaty guided the Jayhawks to a 3-7 season. They’ll likely pick up their eighth loss of the season on Saturday, as they face No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners in Norman, Oklahoma.
He has gone 6-40 in 46 games at the school. He has just a .130 win percentage.
Miles — who was considered the front-runner from the beginning — has gone 142-55 in 197 college football games. He had 114 wins with the Tigers and 28 wins with the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
During the 2011 season, his Tigers was ranked as the No. 1 team in the Associated Press poll. In addition, LSU was also ranked No. 1 and finished in the position after winning the BCS Championship during the 2007 season.
He won six Coach of the Year Awards during the 2011 season.
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