The Kansas Jayhawks have agreed to a contract extension with Head Coach Lance Leipold that will keep him with the program through 2029. This is the second time this season the program has extended the Head Coach, after doing so earlier through the 2027 season. Leipold was averaging $2.75 million on his original deal, but that number has likely gone up. This second extension comes in the midst of rumors that the Nebraska Cornhuskers were interested in him for their vacant head coaching position. Kansas has invested considerably more in its football program in the last few seasons.
Sources: Kansas and coach Lance Leipold have agreed to terms on a new contract, which includes an extension through the 2029 season. The new deal is structured to keep Leipold at Kansas for the long-term.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 23, 2022
The Kansas Jayhawks have seen a rapid turnaround under the leadership of Lance Leipold. In his two-year tenure with Kansas, he has led the team to an overall record of 8-14 and a Big 12 record of 4-12. This season has shown the real turnaround with the team sitting at 6-4 overall and a Big 12 record of 3-4. Leipold has led the program to bowl eligibility and they have decided they do not want to lose the rising talent.
The Lance Leipold extension tonight combined with the recent stadium renovation details are proof that things are different at the University of Kansas right now.
— Dillon Davis (@dillondavis3) November 23, 2022
The Kansas Jayhawks have been a bottom-tier college football program for some time, but the university has made a dedicated effort to change that. Lance Leipold is a big part of that turnaround and the program has rewarded him for his early success. Keeping him with the program is a vital step to turning around Kansas football.