Former Kansas RB Darrian Miller rejoining team
The Kansas Jayhawks football program received positive news Monday afternoon as running back Darrian Miller and Head Coach Charlie Weis announced he would be rejoining the team for the 2013 season.
Miller, as a freshman, rushed for 559 yards and four touchdowns with just 136 carries in 2011. The freshman was soon after dismissed from the team for ‘off the field violations’ according to ESPN.
Weis and the University of Kansas offered the running back a grant-in-aid opportunity which will allow Miller to rejoin the team. According to CBSsports.com, Miller will return to the Jayhawks as a redshirt sophomore with three years of eligibility remaining.
In a statement posted on the Kansas Athletic site, Miller stated, “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.”
This could prove to be great news for a Kansas team who is returning a solid set of running backs in senior James Sims who led the conference in rushing and junior Tony Pierson. Despite the addition the Jayhawks will have major steps to take and accomplish in 2013 after finishing among the bottom of the Big 12 Conference in 2012.