LAWRENCE – Former National Championship winning head coach Les Miles is headed to Kansas to continue the Jayhawk tradition of losing several games each year. Miles, who couldn’t manage 10 wins in a season with Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry on his offense at LSU, is coming to the fertile recruiting grounds of Lawrence to attempt to continue his tradition of out-talenting other conference foes. Miles, 65, has been out of the coaching game for two years after a 2-2 start to the 2016 finally, mercifully ousted him at Louisiana State.
Miles won a BCS national title in 2007, which makes him a perfect fit for a program constantly and desperately grasping at success achieved that year. During that season, Miles led a two-loss LSU team to a BCS National Championship game over Ohio State. As KU fans will repeatedly bring up, that year, the Jayhawks went 12-1 and beat Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. As Missouri fans will bring up, they did lose to Missouri that year also.
The Jayhawks, reeling from a four year period that saw a total of six wins barring a miraculous streak of wins at Oklahoma and at home against Texas, look to Miles, a 65 year old man, to rejuvenate the program and seed it for success down the road. The Jayhawks hope to learn from the mistakes made in pursuing David Beaty, a recruiter so skilled that he somehow managed to convince receivers to come play with Heisman winning quarterback Johnny Manziel, by pursuing Miles, a recruiter so skilled that he could routinely bring in talented players to the only power-conference program in Louisiana.
Kansas fans are excited to watch the Jayhawks lose by 30 to Iowa State and leave the stadium in the second quarter to enjoy a lovely Autumn afternoon. Miles’ first loss as Kansas head coach is scheduled on August 31st against the Indiana State Sycamores in Memorial Stadium, provided the sun doesn’t crash into the Earth mercifully ending us all between now and then.