Kansas will attempt to revive its football program by hiring Buffalo coach Lance Leipold, according to Soren Petro of Kansas City’s Sportsradio 810 WHB.
Leipold compiled a 37-33 overall record with the Bulls, who won the MAC twice in the previous three seasons. They have also been to three straight bowl games. Prior to Buffalo, Leipold directed Division III Wisconsin-Whitewater to a remarkable 109-6 record.
Meanwhile, the Jayhawks are coming off a miserable 0-9 season under former coach Les Miles — fired after the season amidst an investigation into accusations of inappropriate behavior toward female students when Miles was a coach at LSU. Miles was 3-18 in two seasons at Kansas.
Per Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports, Leipold had some “heavy hitters in the head coaching world who spoke very highly of him,” which helped land him the Kansas job. “Plus he’s proven he excels at developing talent,” Feldman added.
Leipold and the Bulls finished the 2019 season ranked No. 25 in the Associated Press poll.