Kansas locker room was quite special after beating Boston College
Les Miles has been in a lot of happy, visitor locker rooms as a head coach. Including Owen Field in 2001 after a Bedlam upset that was one of the biggest shockers in college football history.
But the visitor locker room at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, takes its rightful place in Miles’ career. His Jayhawks stunned Boston College 48-24 Friday night, ending 11 years of KU futility and ending a shaky start to Kansas’ Miles Era.
Oct. 4, 2008, was the last time KU won a road game against a fellow Power 5 Conference school. The Jayhawks beat Iowa State 35-33 that day, and had lost 48 straight since.
“It was a victory that we needed, and we had a great practice week,” Miles said Monday on the Big 12 teleconference. “They worked hard. Then coming out of that game with victory and being in Boston, it was every bit of an emotional and a style of moment that really makes college football very uniquely what it is. Places for very sincere emotion. I think it was one of the real strong locker rooms that I’ve been in.”
The upset was particularly stunning not just because Boston College was 2-0 with a victory over Virginia Tech, but because KU had struggled to beat Indiana State in Week 1 and had lost to Coastal Carolina in Week 2.
“For 48 hours, we were in pain,” Miles said after losing to Coastal. “Anybody that works as hard as that team did, in preparation for that game, they sincerely were down and not feeling well. And we gave ‘em 48 hours to do that.
“Then it didn’t make any difference, because we had to move on, improve on getting better and not necessarily dwelling on whatever game we just played. They came together, enjoyed some resiliency, played extremely well.”