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Les Miles has been hired as Kansas' next head football coach, the school announced Sunday.
- Kansas announces hiring of Miles as head coach
- Sources: Miles nearing deal to be Kansas coach
- Less is more: Miles, LSU agree to $1.5M buyout
- Kansas coach Beaty won't return for fifth season
Kyler Murray accounted for two of his five touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help No. 6 Oklahoma survive Kansas freshman running back Pooka Williams Jr.'s big game in a 55-40 victory Saturday night.
Les Miles, who is 141-55 in 15-plus seasons as a coach at LSU and Oklahoma State, is close to a deal to become head coach at Kansas, sources told ESPN.
Peter Burns, Adam Rittenberg & Jake Trotter discuss Ed Oliver's emotional outburst (2:30), the cupcake schedules (13:28), coaching rumors (21:40) and more. Plus, a #Walkons question to remind us why we fell in love with CFB (33:40), Predictions (41:15) and Extra Points (46:22).
Les Miles left $5M on the table with LSU, instead reaching a $1.5M buyout agreement. In addition, sources told ESPN that Miles has met with Kansas about their opening for 2019.
Alex Barnes ran for 117 yards and two touchdowns, Alex Delton scored the go-ahead TD from 21 yards out in the closing minutes and Kansas State held on to beat Kansas 21-17 on Saturday for the Wildcats' 10th straight win over their biggest rival.
Kansas coach David Beaty will not return next season, the Jayhawks announced on Sunday.
Brock Purdy threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns, two of them big-play strikes to Hakeem Butler, and Iowa State rolled to a 27-3 victory over Kansas on Saturday.
Peyton Bender threw two touchdown passes to Pooka Williams, the Kansas defense forced a fumble at its own 6-yard line with 58 seconds left and the Jayhawks held on to beat TCU 27-26 on Saturday to end a four-game losing streak.