There is no Wikipedia page for "Incoming Power Five head coaches who've retained an entire recruiting class." We might need to create one if Les Miles can hang onto Kansas' entire 2019 class.
Barring a "last-minute change," Miles will replace David Beaty as Kansas head coach at the conclusion of the 2018 season, according to Sports Illustrated. "Kansas is finalizing a deal to make Les Miles the new leader of the Jayhawks football program," SI's Ross Dellenger reported on Friday, confirming other reports and speculation that Miles will return to college football after a two-year absence.
He inherits a program that, entering the regular-season finale vs. Texas, has gone 18-89 (5-75, Big 12) since 2010, hasn't won a road Big 12 game since 2008 and is still several years away from reaching the 85-scholarship limit thanks to Charlie Weis' idiocy.
Can Miles take a step toward the limit by retaining the Jayhawks' entire 2019 class? The monumental effort will require at least one phone call.
Cole Mueller is the lone commit in a class that ranks 174th nationally (247Sports), behind 44 FCS programs and 128 (of the 129 other) FBS programs. One month before the early signing period, the three-star running back from Wentzville, Mo., is their only commit.
Is Les Miles up to the task? If so, he'll make history and, hopefully, sit atop a new Wikipedia page.