Sam Mellinger: Kansas fired Les Miles. That did not solve its biggest football problem.

Kansas football wants you to believe it just solved its Les Miles problem. The truth is they are retaining their Jeff Long problem. A week ago, the program’s problems looked like this: a winless season with losses by an average score of 46-16 and a questionable leader losing assistants to lateral moves to non-Power Five schools. Today, the program’s problems look like this: national embarrassment from a fired head coach that brings additional expense as revenues have diminished, and the athletics director who just fell on his face is the one leading the hiring of a new coach at an awful time t…

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