KU Football

11 possible candidates to become KU football’s next head coach

Once everyone officially learned Sunday afternoon that Kansas athletic director Jeff Long was searching for a new head football coach to replace David Beaty, Long used the power of social media to divulge some details about what he’s looking for in a candidate. Throwing out on Twitter ...

Tom Keegan: Beaty’s failure to execute his own blueprint led to demise

So nervous at his introductory press conference that he twice said “Texas” when he meant “Kansas,” David Beaty still was able to articulate his plan for rescuing a football program flailing in quicksand. He could not execute his blueprint because he so quickly abandoned it. In three ...

Tom Keegan: Coaching change would energize fanbase

The sun eventually popped out of the clouds Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, but the outlook for Kansas football remained the same: indefinitely gloomy. The final scoreboard read Iowa State 27, Kansas 3. The color scheme in the stands and the loudest roars from the crowd ...

Notebook: Dineen disappointed by Cyclone-heavy crowd

During his four-plus years as a member of the ever-struggling Kansas football program, redshirt senior Joe Dineen has experienced his share of low moments and played in more sparsely attended home games than he would care to remember. But Saturday’s 27-3 loss to Iowa State at David Booth ...

KU unable to overcome missed opportunities in loss to ISU

A foray into a reality where the Kansas football team protects its home turf and wins Big 12 games proved unsustainable Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. A week after the Jayhawks upset TCU for their first conference win in close to two years, the Jayhawks didn’t come close to ...

Jayhawks struggle on offense in lopsided loss to Cyclones

After notching its first conference win of the year, the University of Kansas football team could not build on that momentum against Iowa State. ISU scored a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter, and KU never recovered during a 27-3 loss Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The ...

Game day Breakdown: KU football vs. Iowa State

— Kansas (3-5 overall, 1-4 Big 12) vs Iowa State (4-3, 3-2) • 11 a.m. kickoff, David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium • Game-time forecast: 52 degrees, mostly cloudy, 7 percent chance of rain • TV: FOX Sports Networks • Radio: KLWN, FM 101.7 / AM 1320 — Log on to KUsports.com for our ...

‘Incredible catch’: WR Stephon Robinson helps Jayhawks improve on 3rd downs

Outgained by close to 200 yards in an upset home win over TCU this past Saturday, a few flashbulb moments for the Kansas football offense provided just enough for the Jayhawks to leave David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium victorious. A hot start to the third quarter and an 11-play, 77-yard ...

Tom Keegan: Snappy Wirtel family on both sidelines and in stands Saturday

The better the long snapper, the less likely anybody is to recognize his name. He is to football what the third-base coach is to baseball. In both jobs, he only merits mention if he screws up. John Wirtel has a realistic shot of having the longest NFL career of any senior on the Kansas ...

Notebook: Jeff Love promoted to full-time KU football assistant

When Kansas football coach David Beaty fired his team’s second-year offensive coordinator, Doug Meacham, during the Jayhawks’ bye week earlier this month, the move opened up a spot for a full-time assistant on the staff. Beaty said Tuesday during his weekly press conference he used that ...

Redshirt reversal: QB Miles Kendrick could sit out rest of way

What a difference a few weeks can make. It turns out Kansas quarterback Miles Kendrick just may end up sitting out the rest of this season after all. KU football coach David Beaty said at his weekly press conference Tuesday that Kendrick, a backup sophomore QB who hasn’t appeared in a game ...

KU football alternate uniforms to honor World War II veterans

Kansas football players, coming off a home win against TCU, will don special alternate uniforms that honor World War II veterans the next time they take the field at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The KU football program unveiled Monday the white jerseys, blue pants and white helmets ...

Tom Keegan: Gap between KU and K-State narrowing in two sports

Kansas has the better basketball program, Kansas State the superior football team. It’s been that way nearly every year for more than a quarter of a century. At the moment though, it’s a tough call in both sports. Kansas is No. 1 in the nation in basketball, but with so many new faces and ...

Jayhawks savor TCU win and chance to celebrate

The last time the Kansas football team actually got to celebrate a Big 12 victory, linebacker Joe Dineen Jr. felt more like a spectator than an active participant. So when the Jayhawks defeated TCU, 27-26, on Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Dineen reveled in taking some ...

Pooka Williams tops ratings in 27-26 victory vs. TCU

1 - Pooka Williams: Has become great weapon in passing game. Caught seven passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 33 yards on 11 carries and had 41 yards on two kick returns. 2 - Peyton Bender: Had a terrific second half, scrambling to extend a play that resulted in a touchdown ...

Tom Keegan: Jayhawks rewarded by sticking with Bender at QB

If he had it to do over again, Kansas senior quarterback Peyton Bender would have thrown his intentional-safety pass with his back to the field higher so that time would have elapsed, instead of leaving one long second on the game clock. How long was that last second? Game 3 of the World ...