Miles impressed with KU's talent as spring practices end

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Considering it hasn't won more than three games in a season since 2009, Kansas isn't a program known for a whole lot of talent.

But after the Jayhawks completed spring practices on Monday, first-year head coach Les Miles has been impressed with the potential of his team.

"I think that this group is more talented than I would have expected," Miles said.

He and the rest of the team seemed to like what they saw in this past Saturday's spring game. It was the culmination of what the national champion has been seeing throughout the spring.

"I looked at first years at other places, I think we're more talented here in my first year," Miles, who previously coached at LSU and Oklahoma State, said. "Offensively, we've improved personnel. Defensively, we're going to add four or five guys to our roster. Those guys are really good. We're going to have an improved team."

"We have a lot of talent," senior offensive lineman Hakeem Adeniji said. "The key thing is executing and not killing ourselves. That's something big that he's (Miles) harped on. If we avoid those, we really allow our playmakers to get out there and really excel."

That will remain to be seen in the fall. For now, there at least is a buzz around Kansas football.

"My spring game on my visit, I wasn't watching Rick Ross," senior safety Bryce Torneden said. "That's definitely going to pull some kind of bigger names, if he can stay."