Les knows the Big 12.
Speaking of Rutgers, they need to drop the dead weight and start afresh.I think Army's Jeff Monken would work wonders in Piscataway. Rutgers could become the GT of the B1G.
I think it's a given that Ash is out, but I think it's a different Big Ten school who has a better shot at Monken, Illinois. Monken grew up in Peoria and went to college in Decatur. Both are about an hour from Champaign.
My prediction right now: Les will fail at KU.Les miles is IMHO a little too much "smashmouth big-boy football" for a team that doesn't have serious talent. Couple that with the fact that the entire rest of the conference is all high-flying offenses. I don't see how he's going to be able to keep up unless he's FAR more adaptable than I think.
Does KU have a natural grass field? I presume they do.
That was my initial take. But the Big 12 ain't the Big Ten, here you zig while others zag to overcome a talent gap. So in the Big XII you have to zag, so playing different looks different. Maybe running a full back at a linebacker who would be a safety in the Big Ten works.
Probably a good hire for Kansas, creates "news" and may attract some recruits who might otherwise not consider it. The bar is low obviously.