KU Football

Firebird Joe Dineen gives Kansas football recruit blessing

In the typically cut-throat world of college football recruiting, where coaches often hand out more scholarship offers than they have to give and occasionally pull them at the last minute, Kansas University recently made a gesture that is almost unheard-of with one of its prospects in the Class ...

KU football commitment Austin Stevens picks Boston College instead

According to the Rivals.com Boston College site, EagleAction.com, Class of 2014 defensive end Austin Stevens has changed his commitment from Kansas University to Boston College.Stevens, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound two-star prospect from Montclair (N.J.) High, orally committed to KU in September but ...

Column: KU fans, coaches face tests in 2014

Tough challenges face local athletes, coaches, administrators, announcers and fans involved directly or indirectly in Kansas University sports in 2014.A sampling: 1 . Offensive coordinator/O-line coach John Reagan inherits a KU football offense that for the past two seasons combined has ...

Former KU football captain Homer Floyd spends career pushing for social equality

The personal rejections — “You can’t eat here.” “You and your wife can’t live here.” — based on nothing but the color of his skin happened more than 50 years ago, but those sorts of wounds never age, never fully heal.It’s how Homer Floyd, the best football player at Kansas ...

End-of-year-awards: A look at some of KU football’s high- (and low-) lights

Whether you’re one who views the season’s 3-9 record as a sign of progress or impending doom, there were plenty of moments worth highlighting during the 2013 Kansas University football season.Because of the offense’s season-long struggles and the tally marks that continued to pile up on ...

The man behind the mic: Bob Davis in 30th year as voice of the Jayhawks

Bob Davis, a 2006 inductee in the Kansas Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame who has been named the state’s Sportscaster of the Year 13 times, isn’t the type of person to boast about his own accomplishments.“I am not the event or ‘the thing,’” Davis, the radio play-by-play ...

Jayhawks land commitment from former Florida tight end Kent Taylor

For the third offseason in a row, Kansas University’s football program has landed a commitment from a high-profile transfer.Former Florida player Kent Taylor, the No. 1-ranked tight end in the Class of 2012, told Jon Kirby of JayhawkSlant.com on Tuesday that he was transferring to ...

Column: Stowers powers recruiting for KU

Two years ago, right around this time, I had my first telephone conversation with Keon Stowers. I learned then what a lot of current Kansas University football recruits are discovering today.Stowers is someone you want to be around. And that fact is having a heck of an impact on KU’s ...

KU football lands commitment from 3-star prep cornerback Matthew Boateng

Mid-year juco signees Jayhawks add 3 juco prospectsDB Ronnie DavisOL Keyon HaughtonAnother day brought another defensive back commitment for the Kansas University football program, which learned Friday that Matthew Boateng, a 6-foot, 180-pound cornerback from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., had ...

Weis: KU offensive coordinator Reagan will decide gameplan, starters

Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis on Thursday made it clear that KU fans would see a different offense under newly hired offensive coordinator John Reagan.“It’s his,” Weis said of the freedom he’s given to Reagan, a former Kansas assistant who worked under Mark Mangino and ...

Column: Question of QB lingers for KU football

Finally, I don’t have to wait until midseason to write about a quarterback controversy at Kansas University.It’s raging already, more than eight months away from the Sept. 6 season-opener against Southeast Missouri State in Memorial Stadium.A good, old-fashioned QB controversy, that’s ...

Jayhawks add three on first day of mid-year juco signing period

While it paled in comparison to last year’s nine-man mid-year haul, Wednesday proved to be a productive day for the recruiting efforts of the Kansas University football program, which welcomed three players to the roster on the initial day of the mid-year junior-college signing ...

Juco commit follows familiar path to KU

When Kansas University football commitment Keyon Haughton, an offensive lineman from Georgia Military College, first arrived at his junior college, he made fast friends with a player who shared his name but not the spelling.When Haughton first arrived on the Georgia Military campus, Keon ...

Juco DB Ronnie Davis commits to KU football

Two days before the beginning of the mid-year signing period, which opens Wednesday and runs through Jan. 15, 2014, the Kansas University football program landed another commitment from a player who plans to arrive early.Northeastern Oklahoma A&M defensive back Ronnie Davis orally ...

Charlie Weis sorry to see Mack Brown leaving Texas

On Saturday, Texas football coach Mack Brown announced that the upcoming Alamo Bowl against Oregon on Dec. 30 would be his last game as coach of the Longhorns.Sunday, the man who spent the past 16 years as the face of the blueblood program and led Texas to the 2005 national championship ...

Former KU O-line coach Grunhard returns to Bishop Miege

Former Kansas University offensive line coach Tim Grunhard was not out of work long.Twelve days after resigning from his post with the Jayhawks after spending two seasons working in Lawrence, Grunhard was announced as the new Bishop Miege High offensive line coach by Stags coach Jon ...

Safety Isaiah Johnson named Big 12’s top newcomer on ‘D’

Sophomore safety Isaiah Johnson’s Big 12 defensive newcomer of the year award highlighted a day in which the Kansas University football team learned that eight players had been honored by the conference’s coaches.Johnson, a Cary, N.C., native and junior-college transfer from Iowa Western, ...

Kansas RB James Sims first-team, LB Ben Heeney second-team All-Big 12

Kansas University running back James Sims was named to the Associated Press All-Big 12 first team, and KU linebacker Ben Heeney repeated on the second team when the AP released its annual selections today.Sims, a senior from Irving, Texas, was the Big 12’s leading rusher in conference games ...

Football prep still committed to KU

When Class of 2014 center Jacob Bragg first heard that Kansas University offensive line coach Tim Grunhard was leaving, it took a second for him to process what had happened.“Coach Grunhard was a big part of the reason I committed to Kansas,” Bragg said during a recent interview with the ...