When the Jayhawks took the field on Saturday, a significant piece of their offense was missing. Khalil Herbert’s absence in Kansas’ 51-14 loss at TCU was a shock to everyone involved. And now it has been reported through multiple outlets that Herbert has left the program.
It is not known exactly when Herbert made the decision to leave the team. However, multiple players have indicated that they were not informed until just prior to the start of the game. Coach Les Miles said after the game that he did not want to comment on a player’s personal decisions.
It is a major loss for the Jayhawks. Herbert is still the leading rusher, despite not even playing Saturday. He has 384 yards on just 43 carries for an average of 8.9 yards per carry. He was recently voted to be an honorary team captain and was one of four Jayhawk representatives at Big 12 Media Days.
Due to a new NCAA rule, Herbert is eligible to redshirt, since he has only appeared in 4 games this season. He is expected to be a graduate transfer, but he has not announced his plans for the rest of the season or beyond.