Les Miles is happy with the culture that is forming within the KU football team

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (KAKE) -

Les Miles is 21 practices into his shot at turning around the Kansas football program. Not only is each day important for Miles to put in his own system, but also to bring along a new mentality. 

The Jayhawks have had two practices in full pads, and on Thursday Miles smiled and said the pure physicality of the last few days make coaching football fun. 

"I think there's a good solid core of this team, that doesn't want to take what the opponent gives them," said Miles. "They want to win and I like their attitude."

With a little over three weeks until the season kicks off, who knows how long the good times will last. 

Miles continues to learn his team and in return he hopes they're learning from what has made him so successful in the past.

"We pride ourselves in playing tight quarters. In other words, tight games, tight finishes and then having everybody buy in," said Miles. "In my opinion that's being done."

After all, "The Mad Hatter" does have a National Championship win under his belt, to go with winning 72% of his games as a division one head coach. 

"I think you'll enjoy the culture that this group wants to adopt. They don't want to be just a football team, they want to be a dominant football team," said Miles. "They don't want to be just a player, they want to be a dominant player."