Les Miles confirmed as new Kansas HC
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Kansas has officially announced Les Miles as its next head coach, and he will be formally introduced at a press conference Sunday afternoon.

"Since the beginning of our search, we focused on identifying and recruiting an experienced head coach with a strong track record of success on and off the field," athletic director Jeff Long said in a statement. "Les Miles is exactly what we need for our program right now. His national reputation as a great recruiter and as a coach who student-athletes love playing for will enable us to break the cycle and return a winning tradition to the Kansas Jayhawks. We are thrilled to have Les and his family as Jayhawks."

The head coach will receive a five-year contract worth $2.78 million annually, with additional retention bonuses due in 2020 and 2022.

"I am humbled by the opportunity to lead the KU football program and I am grateful to Chancellor (Douglas) Girod and Jeff Long for the opportunity," Miles said. "We will bring Jayhawk Football back and we will do it with outstanding coaches, tremendous student-athletes of character and ability, and an unrelenting drive for excellence. My family and I cannot wait to be a part of the KU family!"

Miles hasn't coached since LSU fired him four games into the 2016 season. He posted a 114-34 record with the Tigers and won a national championship to cap the 2007 campaign.

The 65-year old will inherit a Kansas program that's spent the last several years dwelling in the Big 12's cellar. The Jayhawks have won just three games over the last three years and haven't finished with a winning record since 2008.

Miles was first mentioned as a leading candidate for the Kansas job in early November after the program announced current head coach David Beaty wouldn't be retained for next season.

Les Miles confirmed as new Kansas HC
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