Les Miles Out As Kansas Football Coach After LSU Sexual Harassment Allegations

Lawrence, Kansas, USA - October 1, 2020: David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium located on the campus of the University of Kansas

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Les Miles is out as Kansas football coach after allegations from his time leading the LSU Tigers recently surfaced.

On Monday night, the Jayhawks announced that they have mutually agreed to part ways with Miles after an underwhelming two seasons in Lawrence.

“I am extremely disappointed for our university, fans, and everyone involved with our football program,” Jeff Long, the school’s athletic director Jeff Long said in a statement.

“There is a lot of young talent on this football team, and I have no doubt we will identify the right individual to lead the program. We will begin the search for a new head coach immediately with an outside firm to assist in this process. We need to win football games, and that is exactly what we’re going to do.”

The 67-year-old Miles was previously placed on administrative leave on Friday as Kansas investigated two reports that were commissioned by LSU in 2013.

Miles is accused of mentoring women during his time at LSU with one of the allegations claiming he would send text messages that made female students feel uncomfortable. There were also allegations that Miles kissed one of the girls and asked her to accompany him to a hotel room.

Miles has denied the allegations.

“This is certainly a difficult day for me and for my family,” Miles said in a statement. “I love this university and the young men in our football program. I have truly enjoyed being the head coach at KU and know that it is in a better place now than when I arrived. To our student-athletes, I want you to remember that you came to play for KU and earn a degree here. So, I implore you to stay and build on what we started and do all of the things we talked about doing together. There is a bright future for all of you and for KU Football.”

During his tenure, Miles put together a disappointing 3-18 record.

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