By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Kansas Jayhawks have officially hired Les Miles to be their next head football coach. Miles will replace David Beaty at the end of the season.
Beaty was informed he would be fired earlier this month. However, athletic director Jeff Long allowed Beaty to stay on through the end of the season until he is officially let go.
The Mad Hatter is expected to be introduced by the school on Sunday.
Long and Miles ties go all the way back to when they worked together with the Michigan Wolverines. Bo Schembechler hired both of them and they worked together for six years.
Kansas has fallen to 3-8 on the season. The No. 6 Oklahoma Sooners defeated the Jayhawks 55-40 at the Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma.
The Jayhawks have not won a game since October 27th when they defeated the TCU Horned Frogs 27-26. Beaty is 6-41 in his four-year tenure.
Miles is 142-55 in 197 games as a college football coach with the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the LSU Tigers. He was fired after just four games of the 2016 season and replaced by Ed Orgeron.
In those four games of his final campaign in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he went 2-2. He also was 1-1 in conference play, but an 18-13 loss to the Auburn Tigers caused the school to fire Miles.
He was already on the hot seat from a year earlier when he went 9-3.
Miles is already familiar with the Big 12 Conference. However, he has not coached in the conference in 14-years, as he went 7-5 with the Cowboys in 2004.
In the past 40-years, the Jayhawks have only had eight winning seasons. The last winning record came in 2008, as Mark Mangino guided the team to an 8-5 record. He also coached the team to a 12-1 mark in 2007.
Mangino also guided the team to a 7-5 record in 2005. Glen Mason guided the team to a 10-2 record in 1995. One year earlier, he guided the team to a 6-5 record.
In 1992, Mason guided the team to an 8-4 record. They were also 6-5 in 1991. Don Fambrough had an 8-4 record in 1981.
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