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AUDIO: Les Miles press conference – Sept. 9

Coming off of a loss to Coastal Carolina this weekend, Kansas coach Les Miles held his weekly press conference on Monday. It’s a short week for the Jayhawks, who will be on the road Friday night to take on Boston College.

Miles cut right to the chase on Monday, not making an opening statement and jumping right into questions. Senior quarterback Carter Stanley was the first topic off the board following his tough effort versus the Chanticleers (13-of-19, 107 yards, two interceptions), but despite his struggles Miles said that he’s still the starter going forward.

“He was guilty of trying to make plays,” Miles said. “It’s the right thing and it’s absolutely the wrong thing, and in this instance made a couple mistakes. I think he’s a guy that’s accountable. I think he’ll step in with opportunity and play well. I’m not going to make a change at this time.”

The offense as a whole has gotten off to a sluggish start this year, but Miles said that he’s not expecting any majors changes at this time. He believes that getting sophomore running back Pooka Williams going after his return in Week 2 will be a key.

“I would expect that we have some real weapons on offense,” Miles said. “And I think that weapons will show more. And I think Pooka’s arrival, we’re not up at 100% full speed for Pooka. We just haven’t got some things in place.”

Defense has been KU’s strength so far this year, and Miles still thinks there’s more room to grow with that unit. He said on Monday that he likes the team defense, and added that freshman linebackers Gavin Potter and Steven Parker could see more action going forward.

As of Monday, Boston College is a 21-point favorite for Friday’s game. KU is 1-1 against the spread this season.

Click here to hear all of what Miles had to say at his press conference this week.


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