AP source: Kansas hiring Buffalo’s Leipold as football coach

<p>LAWRENCE, Kan. &mdash; Kansas is hiring Buffalo coach Lance Leipold as its next coach, a person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press, turning over one of college football’s worst programs to a longtime Division III coach with Midwestern roots.</p>
<p>The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the school had yet to announce the hiring.</p>
<p>Leipold takes over for Les Miles, the former championship-winning coach at LSU, who parted with the Jayhawks after two losing seasons amid allegations of sexual harassment dating to his time with the Tigers.</p>
<p>Leipold has been with the Bulls for the past six years, building a downtrodden program into a perennial bowl contender. He is 37-33 with Buffalo, leading the program to its best seasons since joining the Mid-American Conference in 1999. </p>
<p>Before jumping to the Division I level, the 56-year-old Leipold won six national championships in eight seasons while going 109-6 as the head coach of his alma mater, Wisconsin-Whitewater.</p>
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