It looks like Les Miles will officially become the head football coach of the Kansas Jayhawks today. He landed in Kansas today, and is set to be introduced.
Details of his deal with the Jayhawks are starting to come out.
According to Stadium's Brett McMurphy, Miles is set to sign a five year deal with Kansas.
He tweeted the report moments ago:
Les Miles is 65 as of last week, which means he'll be 70 when this contract wraps up.
Of course, that doesn't preclude him from doing the job well. In the same state, Bill Snyder has coached at a high level in a similarly tough job, and is 79. While that situation might grow hairy, Miles won't have the same institutional pull at Kansas as Snyder does at KSU, if things go south.
Kansas has not made a bowl since 2008, the second-to-last season of Mark Mangino at the school. Since, under Turner Gill, Charlie Weis, interim Clint Bowen, and David Beaty, KU is 18-88.
The Miles hire is certainly not guaranteed to turn Kansas around, but he can recruit, and knows how to establish the infrastructure to build a successful program. That is something that Kansas has been without for a decade.
In four years at Oklahoma State and 12 at LSU, Miles is 141-55 with a national championship under his belt.