KU Football

Je’Ney Jackson to join KU football staff as strength coach

Kansas University football coach David Beaty's coaching staff continues to take shape, as three more names have joined the conversation.A source told the Journal-World on Tuesday morning that Je'Ney Jackson, a former KU defensive backs coach under Mark Mangino and who currently is the strength ...

Source: Klint Kubiak expected to join KU football staff

Another name has surfaced in the search for the identity of the rest of Kansas University football coach David Beaty's staff.A source with knowledge of the make-up of Beaty's staff told the Journal-World on Monday that Klint Kubiak, the son of former Denver Broncos back-up quarterback and ...

Beaty already reaping rewards

In the three weeks since David Beaty was named Kansas University’s head football coach, there have been a dozen or so examples of his past and current relationships paying off in the recruiting game.But few of them are as eye-opening and indicative of how strong these bonds are as the events ...

Play of Cummings, Heeney among highlights of KU’s 2014 football season

The 2014 Kansas University football season actually wound up feeling like three or four different seasons.The first was the promise of the offseason, in which a veteran team, a new offensive coordinator and some impact transfers brought hope back to Lawrence. The second covered the first four ...

Column: Beaty’s approach — If you can’t beat ’em, hire ’em

As we wait for Kansas University football coach David Beaty to fill out his coaching staff, a quick glance at a lesson from Beaty’s past provides a hint for the direction in which he might be going.Clint Bowen, Reggie Mitchell and Louie Matsakis have been retained from the previous staff. ...

Cummings confident about Beaty selection

When new Kansas University football coach David Beaty arrived on campus, much of the buzz surrounded his successful track record with wide receivers.Beaty coached that unit as an assistant at Texas A&M. Under his guidance, the Aggies’ Mike Evans — who would become the seventh ...

Chris Harris, Aqib Talib among NFL-best 9 Broncos named to Pro Bowl

Former Kansas University players Chris Harris and Aqib Talib, starting cornerbacks in KU’s 2008 Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech, both were selected to the NFL Pro Bowl roster, the league announced on Tuesday.Harris, who, according to Pro Football Focus, leads all NFL corners a 26.0 ...

Local high school coaches see Gene Wier as solid fit for KU football

If it's respect the Kansas University football program is looking for under new head coach David Beaty, adding a guy like Gene Wier to the coaching staff seems like a good place to start. Sources told the Journal-World early Monday afternoon that longtime Kansas high school coach Wier, who won ...

Former Jayhawk Kevin Kane expected to join KU football coaching staff

Sources close to the Kansas University football program told the Journal-World that former KU linebacker Kevin Kane is expected to rejoin the program as a part of new head coach David Beaty's coaching staff. Kane, who has spent the past four years coaching at Northern Illinois — linebackers ...

Beaty dispenses recruiting credit to staff

Newly hired Kansas University football coach David Beaty has received a lot of praise for his early run of success on the recruiting trail that landed eight mid-year junior-college transfers on Wednesday.But Beaty is the last one who’s actually taking any of the credit.“Reggie Mitchell is ...

Friends Bates, Banks among KU signees

Even though Trinity Valley Community College teammates Bazie Bates IV and D’Andre Banks committed to the Kansas University football program six months apart, the two friends and teammates spent plenty of time talking about the Jayhawks during the wait.Bates, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound defensive ...

Mathis set to sign with KU

A little more than a week ago, Kilgore College cornerback M.J. Mathis had his entire world turned upside down.After being locked in as a solid oral commitment with the Kansas University football coaching staff since August, Mathis heard chatter that he might not be in KU’s future plans after ...

Column: Cumbie would be a good fit for Kansas

The nice thing about Kansas University changing football coaches at the rate Bruce Jenner changes faces centers on the guessing game as to the important hires the head coach will make. It’s an enjoyable exercise. Try it.For David Beaty, offensive coordinator ranks as his most vital hire. He ...

KU commitment Ke’aun Kinner named first-team juco All-American

Recent Kansas University football commitment Ke'aun Kinner, a 5-foot-10, 185-pound running back from Navarro College, was named a first-team NJCAA All-American on Tuesday. Kinner, who also was named 2014 offensive MVP by the Southwest Junior College Football Conference's coaches, rushed for ...

Column: Three football red shirts stand out

The same question has been asked late in the season of every Kansas University head football coach in recent years:What players who are red-shirting this season have stood out in practice?Turner Gill turned his head to the side, paused, smiled and said something to the effect of, “I’ll have ...

Juco RB Kinner picks Kansas

Kansas University football program picked up yet another commitment from the Class of 2015 this afternoon. And, like many of the other players who committed to David Beaty during the weekend, this one is from the offensive side of the ball, as well. Navarro Junior College running back Ke'aun ...

Another Texas athlete commits to Beaty, Kansas football

The break in the latest Kansas University football recruiting haul lasted barely 12 hours, as KU coach David Beaty and his program picked up another oral commitment Monday morning. During the final recruiting weekend before the winter dead period, Beaty and the Jayhawks received one commitment ...

KU football picks up 5 commitments from busy weekend

Last week, during his first week on the job, Kansas University football coach David Beaty wasted no time in hitting the recruiting trail. This weekend, with 11 prospects making official visits to campus, a few future Jayhawks rewarded that effort by wasting little time committing to Kansas. ...

KU senior JaCorey Shepherd says latest honor special for KU football program, too

Even in moments specifically designed to put him in the spotlight, Kansas University football player JaCorey Shepherd still would rather focus on someone else.Wednesday night in Tampa, Florida, Shepherd received this year's Lee Roy Selmon Community Spirit Award, given annually to athletes who ...

CB JaCorey Shepherd joins LB Ben Heeney, P Trevor Pardula on all-Big 12 first team

Two days after earning a second-team all-Big 12 honor from The Associated Press, Kansas University cornerback JaCorey Shepherd received a promotion of sorts from the league’s coaches. Shepherd, a senior who finished third in the nation with 19 pass break-ups during the 2014 season, earned ...