Archive for Saturday, April 24, 2010

FINAL: Kale Pick looks sharp in Blue team’s 14-10 win at Spring Game

Pick throws for TDs of 73 and 37 yards

Blue team quarterback Kale Pick drops back to pass during the first half of the spring game Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Memorial Stadium.

Blue team quarterback Kale Pick drops back to pass during the first half of the spring game Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Memorial Stadium.

April 24, 2010, 12:04 p.m. Updated April 24, 2010, 3:46 p.m.


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2:44 p.m.

Pick's final numbers (when you combine his Blue and White team stats): 14-for-22, 214 yards, two TDs, 0 interceptions.

Webb's final numbers: 8-for-13, 46 yards, TD, INT

FINAL: Blue defeats White, 14-10

Sands ends the game with an 18-yard sideline run, and officially, the Blue squad wins, 14-10.

Blue 14/White 10 — 3:00 left in game

Pick strikes again with another nice deep pass.

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The QB throws a ball deep down the sideline for Matthews, who makes a great adjustment on the ball to bring it in before running to the end zone for a 37-yard touchdown. Nice play by Matthews, who looks like he'll find the field in some fashion because of his athleticism.

White 10/Blue 7 — 9:26 left in game

Outstanding play by cornerback Calvin Rubles, who breaks in front of an out pattern, catches a Jordan Webb pass, then taps a foot inbounds for the interception. Tertavian Ingram didn't do a great job of coming back to fight for the ball.

White 10/Blue 7 — 11:36 left in game

Conner Teahan checks in at quarterback and receives the loudest applause of the day. He completes a pass to Omigie, but on fourth down has a throw in heavy traffic knocked away.

White 10/Blue 7 — 17:07 left in game

Quarterback Jacob Morse with his first action. The running clock is making this second half go quickly.

White 10/Blue 7 — 22:30 left in game

A KU football tradition continues: A large rush of fans leave at halftime.

Opurum with one of the best runs of the day, bulling over Tyler Patmon for a six-yard gain.

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The next possession, Quigley breaks free on the right sideline for 25 yards. Great block by tight end A.J. Steward to break Quigley for the long run.

White 10/Blue 7 — Halftime

For those of you wondering, here were the first teams on both sides:


OL Tanner Hawkinson

OL Brad Thorson

OL Jeremiah Hatch

OL Trevor Marrongelli

OL Jeff Spikes

QB Kale Pick

RB Angus Quigley

WR Bradley McDougald

WR Daymond Patterson

WR Johnathan Wilson

TE Tim Biere


DL Travis Stephens

DL Richard Johnson Jr.

DL Kevin Young

DL Patrick Dorsey

LB Justin Springer

LB Jacoby Thomas

LB Steven Johnson

CB Chris Harris

CB Calvin Rubles

S Lubbock Smith

S Phillip Strozier

White 10/Blue 7 — Halftime

Branstetter misses a 45-yard field-goal attempt with three seconds left to take us to halftime.

White 10/Blue 7 — 1:11 left in 2nd quarter

A little razzle-dazzle by KU, as Pick keeps the ball on a fake end-around. He floats a pass that appears to hang in the air too long, but the 5-foot-7 Sands skies to catch the pass over a defender and also save the interception. Sands is pumped about it, too, jumping up to high-five Pick.

White 10/Blue 7 — 4:19 left in 2nd quarter

Jacob Branstetter knocks through a 36-yard field goal from the right hash. The drive stalled when Webb received heavy pressure up the middle and had to release the throw quicker than he wanted to.

Blue 7/White 7 — 8:36 left in 2nd quarter

Quinn Mecham goes in with the blue squad, but after picking up a first down, he has a floating pass intercepted by Linton. The freshman returns it 30 yards before getting shoved out of bounds.

Blue 7/White 7 — 11:09 left in 2nd quarter

Pick and Webb trade three-and-outs. Christian Matthews goes back as a punt returner. The coaches seem to have a lot of plans for Matthews this season.

Blue 7/White 7 — 13:35 left in 2nd quarter

Kale Pick answers, delivering a deep ball in stride to Chris Omigie deep down the field for a 73-yard touchdown pass. Omigie high-steps into the end zone, and we'll see if KU coach Turner Gill talks about that after the game. Safety Dexter Linton was the one burnt on the play.

Blue 7/White 0 — 14:55 left in 2nd quarter

Webb makes a play by himself offensively, scrambling away from pressure to his right before firing a bullet off his back foot to Biere, who brings it down in the end zone for a 20-yard score. To get that kind of mustard on a pass like that is impressive, regardless of level of football.

Blue 0/White 0 — End of 1st quarter

Webb switches to the Blue side. His favorite target is Beshears, who has caught a few passes in the flat and turned them into nice gains.

Blue 0/White 0 — 2:27 left in 1st quarter

Quintin Woods with a third-down sack. Webb's elusiveness and ability to get around defenders doesn't play well in a spring game when the QBs are sacked when they are simply touched.

Blue 0/White 0 — 4:00 left in 1st quarter

Kevin Young with a touch-sack. The defensive front seven has gotten some good push so far.

Young with another sack, this time on third-and-20. The defensive line is the story of the game so far.

Blue 0/White 0 — 7:10 left in 1st quarter

Darius Parish sacks Webb on third and long. Alonso Rojas comes in for his first punt. D.J. Beshears will return the punt.

Blue 0/White 0 — 8:56 left in 1st quarter

Travis Stephens touches Pick for a sack on fourth-and-10.

Jordan Webb starts for the White Team, even though the original roster had him on the Blue squad.

Blue 0/White 0 — 10:23 left in 1st quarter

On third-and-12, Pick completes a pass in traffic to Biere for 14 yards.

Also, KU's offensive players — much like last year — are still looking to the sideline before the snap to get the final play call.

Blue 0/White 0 — 11:45 left in 1st quarter

Deshaun Sands returns the opening kickoff. Could that be his role next year?

Kale Pick gets the first rep at QB for KU. Pick's first pass is a rollout completion to Tiim Biere for 21 yards.

12:55 p.m.

The new videoboard on the south side of Memorial Stadium should be a highlight for those folks coming to the game today. The board appears to be at least three times bigger than the old board, and the picture on the screen also is about as clear as you can get on a videoboard that large.

We haven't been given a depth chart up to this point in the spring. Quickly, let's look at the surprises I see from the depth chart below.

Christian Matthews, WR

Just a couple weeks ago, Matthews was wearing a red jersey and competing for the quarterback spot. Now, he appears with the first unit of wide receivers. KU's coaches must be wowed by his athleticism to move him so high on the depth chart already.

• Randall Dent, DT

This 6-foot-5, 275-pound red-shirt freshman from Grand Prairie, Texas, has a short bio in the media guide. He was named the defensive scout team player of the week twice last season, and now, he's with the first team in a crowded position battle on the defensive line.

• Erick McGriff and Chris Omigie, WRs

These red-shirt freshmen have received their share of hype — and deservedly so — but as of now, they haven't appeared to crack the first team just yet.

• Justin Puthoff, FB

He appears with the first-team on offense at fullback over Steven Foster. Puthoff switched from tight end to fullback during spring drills.

12:10 p.m.

Here is the format for today's game:

• First half will feature two, 12-minute quarters

• Halftime will be 20 minutes

• Second half will consist of one, 25-minute running-clock period

12:05 p.m.

Welcome back to the Newell Post Live, coming to you from Memorial Stadium where the Kansas football team is preparing for its annual Spring Game — the first under new coach Turner Gill.

The Blue and White rosters have been selected. From looking at the roster, it appears the blue squad on offense is the first unit, while the white squad on defense is the first team.

Here are their rosters. An asterisk indicates that person will play for both the Blue and White teams. The players are listed in no particular order.

Blue Offense

OL Sal Capra

OL Jeremiah Hatch

OL Tanner Hawkinson

OL Trevor Marrongelli

OL Jeff Spikes

OL Brad Thorson

OL Duane Zlatnik*

WR D.J. Beshears*

WR Tertavian Ingram*

WR Christian Matthews

WR Bradley McDougald

WR Daymond Patterson

WR Johnathan Wilson

QB Kale Pick

QB Jordan Webb

RB Toben Opurum*

RB Angus Quigley

RB Deshaun Sands

TE Tim Biere

TE Bradley Dedeaux

TE A.J. Steward

TE Ted McNulty*

FB Justin Juthoff

White Defense

DT Randall Dent

DT Patrick Dorsey

DT Richard Johnson

DE Jake Laptad

DE Travis Stephens

DE Kevin Young

LB Jordan Fee

LB Steven Johnson

LB Justin Springer

LB Huldon Tharp

LB Jacoby Thomas

CB Greg Brown

CB Chris Harris

CB Ryan Murphy

CB Calvin Rubles

S Brandon Hawks

S Taylor Lee

S Lubbock Smith

S Phillip Strozier

White Offense

OL Gavin Howard

OL Tom Mabry

OL Michael Martinovich

OL Joe Semple

OL Alex Smith

OL Riley Spencer

OL Carl Wilson

OL Duane Zlatnik*

WR D.J. Beshears*

WR Roderick Harris

WR Tertavian Ingram*

WR Chase Knighton

WR Erick McGriff

WR Chris Omigie

WR Willie O'Quinn

WR Reece Petty

WR Patrick Schilling

QB Quinn Mecham

QB Jacob Morse

QB Conner Teahan

RB Ryan Burton

RB Rell Lewis

RB Toben Opurum*

TE Ted McNulty*

TE Nick Plato

TE Ian Wolfe

FB Steven Foster

FB Tyler Hunt

Blue Defense

DT Jamal Greene

DT Darius Parish

DT Shane Smith

DT John Wililams

DE D.J. Marshall

DE Tyrone Sellers

DE Quintin Woods

LB Drew Dudley

LB Dakota Lewis

LB Steve Mestan

LB Ryan Nelson

LB Chea Peterman

LB Josh Richardson

CB Isiah Barfield

CB Anthony Davis

CB Tyler Patmon

CB Corrigan Powell

S Brian Blackwell

S Prinz Kande

S Dexter Linton

S Olaitan Oguntodu

Special Teams

P Alonso Rojas (Blue)

P John Millsap (White)

K Jacob Branstetter (Blue)

K Nathan Kalish (White)

LS Justin Carnes (Blue)

LS Matt Wohlgemuth (White)


Clickker 8 years ago

Beery looked good at tight end

greenworld 8 years ago

Hard to tell how good we are going to be as they went with no hits on the QB and once he was touched it was blown dead. I am seeing some promising signs out of Pick which is good. He to me looks like with some good coaching and depending on what plays you call with him he could be the QB for the future for the Hawks. I think he most definately may be faster than Reesing was and definately a taller QB which makes him more of a threat passing. The defense I was just as impressed and maybe even more impressed than our offense. ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!!!!!

Steve Jacob 8 years ago

I don't think KU will improve on the 5-7 2009 record.

Graczyk 8 years ago

Any opportunity to hate, huh?

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