The University of Kansas is looking for a new coach for its football team following an announced coaching change last night.
The school announced it and coach Les Miles had “mutually agreed to part ways” following a national firestorm of controversy surrounding his tenure as the coach of another university and concerns about his behavior while on the job for that school towards female students.
Kansas’ athletic director, Jeff Long, in a statement, indicated his disappointment and also announced a search firm will help conduct the search for Miles’ replacement.
ESPN reported the allegations about Miles’ behavior stemmed from his tenure as head coach at Louisiana State University and a report that that university released last week which suggested a separate investigation had expressed those concerns about his behavior which included some questionable encounters with those female students. The coach denied engaging in inappropriate conduct and the report didn’t find anything inappropriate either.
Miles only won three games while coaching Kansas over two seasons. He had been placed on leave last week pending that university’s review of the issue.