Kansas and head football coach Les Miles have mutually agreed to part ways effective immediately, the school announced Monday night in a statement. Miles, who took over the Jayhawks program in 2019, was placed on administrative leave over the weekend after an explosive report became public last week revealed he behaved inappropriately around women during his time as LSU coach.
“I am extremely disappointed for our university, fans and everyone involved with our football program,” Kansas athletic director Jeff Long said. “There is a lot of young talent on this football team, and I have no doubt we will identify the right individual to lead this program. We will begin the search for a new head coach immediately with an outside firm to assist in this process. We need to win football games, and that is exactly what we’re going to do.”
Miles, who was 3-18 in his two seasons at Kansas, called the mutual parting a “difficult day” for him and his family.
The University of Kansas and Les Miles have mutually agreed to part ways effective immediately.
— Kansas Jayhawks (@KUAthletics) March 9, 2021
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