Sam McDowell: Why Lance Leipold’s past is a good indicator of his — and Kansas football’s — future

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The Kansas City Star

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A conversation with Kansas football coach Lance Leipold is 15 minutes old, most of it rehashing a recently completed breakthrough season, when the topic turns to the man most responsible for it. He is sitting behind a desk, a mural of KU players decorating the windows over his shoulder and a pair of oversized white, red and blue Adidas shoes stashed on the table in front. “But this shouldn’t be about me,” Leipold interrupts. “It’s about the program.” Except it is about the head coach, because you can’t tell the story of this program’s sudden, if not unexpected, resurgence wi…

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