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Kansas QB Jason Bean leaves Texas Tech game with injury

Stephen Samraby:Steve Samra11/11/23


Final Thoughts for Week 11

Kansas quarterback Jason Bean exited Saturday’s game against Texas Tech in the first quarter with an apparent injury.

Bean was helped off the field, and entered the blue medical tent as the clock ticked the first quarter away. Replacing him was backup quarterback Cole Ballard, as former starting quarterback Jalon Daniels isn’t suited up for this afternoon’s showdown.

Afterwards, Bean returned following the quarter break, but it was evident he wasn’t right, and returned to the sidelines for more work.

Then, Bean was escorted to the Jayhawks’ locker room, as his rollercoaster first half continued. It looks like it’s Ballard’s show for the time-being, as Kansas currently is behind by ten to the Red Raiders.

This story will be updated whenever more information is available on Jason Bean.

Lance Leipold states he plans to end his coaching career at Kansas

In other news, the success Lance Leipold has enjoyed at Kansas over the last two seasons is on a level unseen in Lawrence in over a decade. 

That same success would typically see Leipold get looked at for a job at a more established program, namely Michigan State, but according to him — he’s not going anywhere. 

“It’s something we’ve been extremely — in fact, I was talking with Travis Goff on Monday,” Leipold said on his radio show Hawk Talk. “And he said, ‘Can you believe it’s only been two and a half years?’ I said, ‘Well, in many ways it seems like five or more because of the progress of the team on the field, but also how comfortable our family (is) and have been welcomed by everybody, and how much we enjoy being here.”

“This is the only interview (I’ve done today). And that’s the way it’s going to be. The one thing that happens during this time of year, is there’s a lot of speculation on things that are happening that are not accurate, as I’ve said for a long time, Travis Goff and Chancellor (Douglas) Girod have treated Kelly and I extremely well and our family. It is our plan and expectation that we want to be here and this is going to be the last job we have.”

There will be no budging from the Leipold household. Everyone, from his wife to his high school-aged son, is happy with the situation in Lawrence. 

Leipold even said so himself in September when asked about whether or not he was seeking a more prestigious job. 

“My wife and I are extremely happy here,” Leipold said. “We’ve been taken care of. We have a son that’s a junior in high school. We don’t want to relocate him.”

On3’s Barkley Truax contributed to this article.