Miller Returning to Kansas

There are many reasons that excitement is building in and around Kansas football, but on Tuesday, it exploded with the return of running back Darrian Miller to the program.

There are many reasons that excitement is building in and around Kansas football, but on Tuesday, it exploded with the return of running back Darrian Miller to the program.

Miller, who was dismissed from the program shortly after Weis arrival following the 2011 season will add firepower to a vastly improving offense and just made what is arguably already the Big 12's best backfield that much better, to which the word "arguably" may no longer be needed.

"After talking to Coach Weis, we have decided to try to get this right," Miller said in a statement. "Coach Weis is giving me an opportunity to rejoin the Kansas football team with stipulations. When I left Kansas after the 2011 season, I was in good academic standing. I was dismissed for off the field issues that I take full accountability for. I made mistakes as a freshman that not only led to my dismissal, but hurt the Kansas football team. I regret this happened, but I have learned a great life lesson during this ordeal."

During Miller's freshman season at Kansas in 2011, he was the team's second leading rusher with 559 yard on 136 carries, scoring four touchdowns. He showed promise going forward until his departure.

Now, he comes back after a year at Butler Community College and will make the Jayhawks offense that much more potent.

"Coach Weis has given me a rare opportunity. I get the chance to get this right. I am truly thankful for this opportunity and I intend to make the most of it. I realize that I am leaving Butler at a bad time and I want to thank Coach Troy Morrell for the opportunity he gave me there. Coach Morrell and his staff were an amazing help to me," Miller said.

Miller will be a redshirt sophomore for the Jayhawks in 2013 and will compete with already potent backfield, led by senior James Sims. Miller will look to the upcoming season as a new beginning and a chance to continue what he started at Kansas.

"My only goal now is to help Coach Weis return Kansas football to respectability. I am ready to work hard to be a contributing factor to the program. I am looking forward to joining the team as soon as possible and building up relationships with both my former and new teammates. It is time to go to work. Rock Chalk."


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