Former Jayhawks running back Darrian Miller transferring back to KU for second chance

Sophomore running back Darrian Miller, who was dismissed from Kansas following his freshman season, is getting another chance with the Jayhawks.

Kansas coach Charlie Weis said Tuesday that Miller signed a grant-in-aid to rejoin the program. He spent last season at Butler Community College but did not play football.

The high school career rushing leader in Missouri's largest class, Miller ran for 559 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman for former Kansas coach Turner Gill. He was dismissed after the season for unspecified off-the-field issues.

Miller said that "Coach Weis has given me a rare opportunity ... to make this right. I am truly thankful for this opportunity and I intend to make it right."

He joins a crowded Kansas backfield that includes James Sims and Tony Pierson.