KU Football

Column: Beaty speaking recruits’ language

If you never have been to Texas and don’t much like to travel, just introduce yourself to David Beaty if you run into him at a local barbecue joint.Very much in his comfort zone talking about his first recruiting class as head coach of the Kansas University football program, Beaty flashed ...

Kansas QB signee Stanley sparks memories of Reesing

It has amounted to little more than a whisper so far, but there are people floating around the Kansas University football offices who see something familiar in new KU quarterback Carter Stanley.None of them want to come right out and say it because of the ridiculous amount of pressure it could ...

First class: Beaty ‘excited’ by signees

It did not take long to recognize the genuine excitement that first-year Kansas University football coach David Beaty carried with him into Wednesday’s signing-day news conference inside Mrkonic Auditorium at the Anderson Family Football Complex.Sure, part of his wide-eyed adrenaline was the ...

Column: Who cares about stars?

My 10th Kansas University football signing day included the best quote I have heard at one, and it was spoken Wednesday by first-year head coach David Beaty.“We don’t care what anybody else thinks,” Beaty said. “We only care what we think.”Why let somebody assigning stars next to ...

Column: Ranking top Gill, Weis recruits

Ridiculously high coaching turnover qualifies as one of many reasons the Kansas University football program is coming off its worst five-year run (12-48) in history.For one thing, changing coaches makes it difficult for the new guy to cobble together a decent recruiting class when he has only ...

Early ink: WR Chase Harrell signs early with KU football program

Wednesday is supposed to be the day with all of the signing day football buzz, but Kansas University got its portion of that started a day early when Huffman, Texas, wide receiver Chase Harrell signed with the Jayhawks early. Harrell, a two-star prospect from Hargrave High, graduated high ...

Prep WR Chase Harrell signs early with KU football program

Wednesday was supposed to be the day with all of the national signing day buzz, but the Kansas University football program got its fun started Tuesday, when Huffman, Texas, wide receiver Chase Harrell joined the Jayhawks earlier than expected. Huffman, a two-star prospect from Hargrave High, ...

Big visit weekend leads to 3 more commitments for KU football

The Kansas University football program appears to have put the finishing touches on its 2015 recruiting class.KU coach David Beaty and the Jayhawks picked up three more oral commitments over the weekend, bringing the total to 24, which, because of the blue-shirt scholarship given to former wide ...

Beaty: KU football spring game set for April 25

Kansas University football coach David Beaty officially announced April 25 as the date for this year's KU football spring game during a timeout at Saturday's KU-K-State men's basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse. Beaty, who took the floor to introduce his entire coaching staff during the first ...

Big recruiting weekend on tap for KU football

The final weekend before signing day is always a big deal, but this weekend looks to have even more importance for the Kansas University football program, which still is in the process of trying to fill up first-year head coach David Beaty's first recruiting class. With 21 spots accounted for ...

KU keeping an eye on football recruits

With national signing day less than a week away and coaches across the country still scrambling to fill their classes or find those diamond-in-the-rough athletes, it has become a tense time for the Kansas University football staff.Not only are head coach David Beaty and company still trying to ...

Column: Warinner’s stock rising quickly

Ed Warinner, Kansas University’s offensive coordinator oh-so-many head coaches and so few years ago, was back in Lawrence on Tuesday, although not in the capacity that he had hoped.Warinner applied for the head-coaching vacancy at Kansas, a school coming off its worst five-year stretch in ...

KU LB Ben Heeney, CB JaCorey Shepherd snag invitations to NFL Combine

For the third time since 2010, the Kansas University football program will be represented by multiple players at this year's NFL scouting combine. Former KU linebacker Ben Heeney and cornerback JaCorey Shepherd on Tuesday officially learned that they were among the list of 300 or so NFL ...

Kansas University represented in Pro Bowl

A trio of former Kansas University football players made their debuts in the Pro Bowl on Sunday evening. Broncos teammates and cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Chris Harris, and Chargers safety Darrell Stuckey represented the Jayhawks in the NFL all-star affair. Harris and Stuckey helped lead Team ...

KU football lands 4, loses 2 on recruiting trail

It was net two for the Kansas University football recruiting efforts over the weekend, as the Jayhawks and head coach David Beaty picked up four more oral commitments but also lost two previous commitments to other schools. Three-star defensive end Dorance Armstrong, 6-foot-4, 220 pounds from ...

Former Jayhawk Thornton proud of Pro Bowl-bound ex-teammates

When former Kansas University safety Justin Thornton sits down to watch this year’s NFL Pro Bowl — 7 p.m. Sunday night, ESPN — he’ll see three guys he started next to in KU’s 2008 Orange Bowl secondary making their first appearances in the postseason all-star game.The 27-year-old ...

Column: Kansas QB pledge artful dodger

Vero Beach, Florida, once equated to three other words: Los Angeles Dodgers. Every spring, for six-plus weeks, the Dodgers trained and played exhibition games in a ballpark without dugouts, the most intimate fan experience major-league baseball offered.The Dodgers moved their preseason home to ...

Bourbon headed to Washburn; Cox expected back

The Journal-World has learned that former Kansas University running back Brandon Bourbon will enroll at Washburn University in Topeka and play his final season of eligibility for the Ichabods next fall.Bourbon, a former four-star prospect from Potosi, Missouri, who came to Kansas after ...

Youth abounds on new KU football staff

For much of his coaching life, Clint Bowen has been one of the youngest guys on any coaching staff of which he has been a part. Not anymore.Although the 42-year-old Bowen remains on the young side relative to most defensive coordinators in the country, the former Jayhawk who served as Kansas ...

KU football lands another Texas recruit

Shola Ayinde, a two-star defensive back from Georg Ranch High in Richmond, Texas, announced on Twitter late Monday night that he had orally committed to the Kansas University football program. Ayinde, a 6-foot, 168-pound cornerback, who is known for his range and speed — 4.5 seconds in the ...