Kansas intent on changing football culture under Long

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July 13, 2018 - 11:00 PM

New University of Kansas athletics director Jeff Long addresses those gathered for his introductory news conference on Wednesday at the Lied Center Pavilion in Lawrence. To his left is University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod and to his right is KU a

College Football: Kansas Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jeff Long didn’t waste time making clear his focus as Kansas’ new athletic director.

“I’d like to say one message to the KU family specifically about our football team,” Long said. “It’s time to break the cycle.”

Long was introduced as the Jayhawks’ new leader nearly two months after chancellor Doug Girod fired Sheahon Zenger, who had served in the role for more than seven years. At the time, Girod called the school’s failure to find progress in football “elusive” in a letter to campus staff.

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