One big-name free agent coach is officially off the board.
According to a report by Sports Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger, former LSU coach Les Miles is finalizing a deal to become the next head coach at Kansas.
NEWS: #Kansas is finalizing plans on a deal with former #LSU coach Les Miles, multiple sources have told @SInow. Barring a last-minute change, The Hat might just be back.https://t.co/s9dveH4O3o#kufball
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 16, 2018
Per Dellenger, the deal could become official as early as this weekend. Neither Kansas athletic director Jeff Long nor Miles confirmed the news, but if it goes through as expected, it’d be quite the culture change for Kansas football.
In his last 16 seasons as head coach, Miles has won 141 games, four more victories than the entire Kansas football program has won in its last 33 years.
Miles was once seen as a candidate for the vacant coaching position at Louisville, but all signs are pointing to Purdue’s Jeff Brohm taking the job at the end of this season.
Enjoy… whatever there is to do in Kansas, Les.