According to a release from Big 12 Now and ESPN+, Les Miles, athletic director Jeff Long, and Kansas will be pulling back the curtain for an “unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the process of building a college football program.”
The release was shared by Kansas beat writer Matt Galloway.
Some of the all-access series that have aired in years past normally follow title contenders (like Notre Dame a few years ago), but this new series in Lawrence will have a different storyline as Miles’ starts his first season back on the sidelines and he and his staff look to build the Jayhawk football program from the ground up.
Interestingly enough, filming of the show actually began with Jeff Long’s coaching search following the dismissal of David Beaty, so viewers will get a front seat view of the coaching search that landed with Les Miles. While the names of other coaches in the mix likely won’t be said on camera, that perspective should be really interesting.
The first four episodes will be released all at once in August at some point, and the remaining fourteen will be available to individuals that subscribe to the ESPN+ platform throughout the college football season.
The trailer really hypes the interaction between Miles and Long during the coaching search process, including one scene with Les at a diner reminding the person on the other end of the phone, “Oh yeah…I’m a vegetarian,” and another where Les simply says, “Hey Long, I’m coming!”
See the initial trailer, and release, for the series below.
ESPN+, Big 12 Now and #kufball announce 18-part series following Les Miles, Jeff Long and the Jayhawks. Will give "unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the process of building a college football program."
Here's the release: pic.twitter.com/WMHvYaFu8M
— Matt Galloway (@themattgalloway) July 16, 2019