LAWRENCE, Kan. — Large 12 Media Days took an surprising flip for the College of Kansas soccer program on Thursday.
First-year head coach Lance Leipold, huge receiver Kwamie Lassiter II and security Kenny Logan Jr. had been caught in Lawrence and needed to take part within the occasion just about after inclement climate prevented their aircraft from attending to Arlington, Texas, based on Leipold.
With regards to the upcoming season, Leipold and each gamers repeatedly reiterated that they’re able to get to work.
The Jayhawks had been winless in 2020. The truth is, they’ve solely received 21 video games because the 2010 season.
How do you alter that tradition?
“You possibly can’t spend any time wanting within the rearview mirror. Look by way of the wind defend, maintain it in the future at a time. Don’t get too far forward of your self. Be the place your toes are at and proceed to work slightly bit higher than you had been earlier than,” Leipold informed reporters on Thursday.
Leipold came to Lawrence from the College of Buffalo in late April, after Kansas parted methods with Les Miles on account of allegations of sexual misconduct during his time at Lousiana State.
Leipold didn’t get to work with the Jayhawks throughout spring ball, however he’s nonetheless optimistic concerning the season forward.
“Our expectation will likely be similar to different locations that we’ve been. We’re going to count on and wish our gamers to proceed to work on day by day enchancment. We now have to mattress a program that’s going to maintain the finer factors of the sport,” Leipold mentioned.
Kansas opens the season at dwelling towards South Dakota on Sept. 3.
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