Les Miles and Kansas participated in a “mutually agreed upon” manner, as of Monday University release news.
The decision came after the Kansas third-year coach was placed on administrative leave on Friday as it reviewed allegations of sexual misconduct from an internal investigation by LSU, Miles' former employer. Kansas athletic director Jeff Long, who hired Miles in his second year in 2019, said the university would immediately begin the search for a replacement coach:
“I am deeply disappointed for our university, fans and everyone involved with our football program,” Long's statement read. This football team has a lot of young talent, and I have no doubt that we will identify the right person to lead it. Program. We will immediately begin the search for a new head coach with an outside firm to assist in this process. We need to win the football game, and that's what we're going to do.
The release also includes a statement from Miles, who asked the players to remain in Cannes despite the departure:
“It is definitely a difficult day for me and my family. I love this varsity and the youth of our football program, “Miles said. I have really enjoyed being the head coach at KU and I know I am in a better place than when I came. Our student-athletes For, I want you to remember that you came to play for KU and earned a degree here. So, we have inspired you to live and create about the things we started. For all of you And KU has a bright future for football. “
LSU released a 2013 internal report on Thursday – battling it out for years in court to keep it sealed for more miles – which determined that the coach used “poor judgment” in dealing with female students. Reportedly, students working in the Tigers Athletic Department accused Miles of inappropriate behavior, accusing him of “unwanted touching”. The report found no evidence of sexual relations between Miles or the students.
The report, controlled by the Taylor Porter law firm, also discovered a 2013 email from former athletic director Joe Alleva in which he said Miles should be fired after the coach ignored a ban on contacting students. Alleva enforced the ban after Miles first allegations surfaced in 2012; He did not fire at Miles until 2016, when a loss to Auburn dropped LSU 2–2 to four games in the college football season.
Miles went 3–18 over Lawrence's two seasons, including 0–9 in Cannes, 2020. He cried a lot from success at LSU from 2005 to 2016, where he went 114–34, won the 2007 National Championship and coached another title game in 2011. After his 2016 firing, Miles remained out of coaching for the remainder of the 2016, '17 and '18 seasons.