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(Courtesy: KU Athletics)
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas football head coach Charlie Weis announced Tuesday that halfback Darrian Miller has signed a grant-in-aid and is rejoining the Jayhawk program. A Blue Springs, Mo., native, Miller spent the 2011 campaign at KU, but was dismissed from the team following the season. He attended Butler Community College, but did not play in any football games. He will be a redshirt sophomore when he suits up for the Jayhawks in 2013. As a true freshman, Miller was KU’s second leading rusher with 559 yards and four touchdowns on 136 carries.
From Darrian Miller:
“After talking to Coach Weis, we have decided to try to get this right. 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.
“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.
“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.”
From Charlie Weis:
“We constantly research special situations concerning transfer students. Each situation is unique. Occasionally through our due diligence we find a player who fits. This was the case with both Darrian and Nick (Harwell). We believe both young men are prepared to thrive at Kansas on and off the field.”