KU Football

No shortage of bodies at O-line for Kansas in 2018

More than two-thirds of the starts at offensive line during the 2017 Kansas football season were made by players expected to suit up for the Jayhawks this coming fall. Those players should benefit from an extra year in the weight room and perhaps from their new offensive line coach, A.J. ...

Tom Keegan: Kansas banking on three juco blockers to bolster O-line

Running back Anthony "Pooka" Williams and quarterback Miles Kendrick were the most celebrated signings recruited to spice up a sluggish offense, but unless Kansas significantly upgrades its offensive line, newcomers and holdovers alike at skill positions won’t have space to show their ...

Girod indicates search for new KU athletic director drawing to a close

The search for a new athletic director at the University of Kansas is on pace to be done by the end of summer, but could wrap up as shortly as two weeks, Chancellor Douglas Girod said Wednesday. At a Wednesday board meeting for Kansas Athletics Inc., Girod told board members that he was ...

Notebook: S Mike Lee impressed by freshman Kansas RB Pooka Williams

Entering his junior season as a safety at the University of Kansas, Mike Lee, with his 21 games of experience, 16 career starts and numerous highlight hits, qualifies as the preeminent Louisiana native on the roster. So who better to provide some insight on the newest “Louisianimal” to ...

Notebook: Kansas WR Evan Fairs discovers consistency through trash-talking

Expected to become a more integral part of the offense this coming fall, University of Kansas receiver Evan Fairs discovered this past spring a painless way to maximize his development. A junior, Fairs experienced the epiphany after first diagnosing a flaw. “If I had a good practice on ...

KU football finds 2nd Class of 2019 commitment in state

The Kansas football program’s 2019 recruiting class finally has a second member. Four months after four-star New Orleans quarterback Lance LeGendre became the first prep player from the class to send a commitment KU’s way, the Jayhawks found another pledge inside the Sunflower State. A ...

Tom Keegan: Does anybody care who wins Kansas QB job?

Nobody knows the identity of the starting quarterback for the upcoming Kansas football season. Nothing new there. That has been the case pretty much every summer since gunslinger Todd Reesing hopped on his horse and rode it back to Austin. The problem, I fear, is that few care anymore as to ...

Former KU athletic director to join Free State football staff

Former University of Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger won’t be leaving Lawrence anytime soon. On Friday, Zenger told the Lawrence Journal-World that he plans to join the coaching staff for the Free State football team. Zenger will serve as the linebackers coach for the Firebirds, who ...

Notebook: Kyron Johnson shows why he’s KU’s fastest linebacker

Teammates describe University of Kansas linebacker Osaze Ogbebor as fast. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound senior agrees with that assessment. Ogbebor even ventures to call himself the fastest linebacker at KU right now — an argument he admits comes with a technicality. The subject of the speediest ...

Former Kansas WR Chase Harrell to transfer to Arkansas

Former University of Kansas receiver Chase Harrell has left the Big 12 for the SEC. Two months after making public his decision to leave KU, Harrell announced Tuesday his plans to enroll and play football at Arkansas. “Coming for everything this year,” Harrell tweeted, while thanking ...

Summer workouts underway for KU football

Actual practices won’t begin until early August, but a crucial stretch of preparation leading up to pre-season camp began this week for University of Kansas football players. Tuesday marked the beginning of summer strength and conditioning workouts, with the Jayhawks on campus and taking ...

Un-hyped Jayhawks don’t mind entering season without buzz

The summer of 2017 was one of hope for Kansas football. For a team coming off a two-win season, the Jayhawks had as much positive buzz surrounding them as such a program could wish for, thanks in large part to a late-2016 overtime victory against Texas, which broke a 19-game Big 12 losing ...

Class of 2019 Free State teammates Keenan Garber, Jax Dineen weighing options

Broad-shouldered offensive tackle Turner Corcoran isn’t the only member of Free State High’s football team picking up interest from a number of college programs. Offers for rising seniors Keenan Garber and Jax Dineen also began piling up this past spring. For Garber, May 10 likely will be ...

Tom Keegan: Credit 12-1 Orange Bowl team’s leading rusher with recruiting assist

For Brandon McAnderson, leading rusher for Kansas during its 12-1 Orange Bowl season, what started as a project intended to help his cousin ended up as a means of helping his alma mater. McAnderson’s first cousin, Brian Lipscomb, had a “monster junior year,” as McAnderson put it, for ...

4-star Class of 2020 OT Turner Corcoran’s long list of options includes KU

It seems just about everywhere Turner Corcoran goes these days he’s met with some variation of the same question. “Where are you gonna go?” The 6-foot-6 Free State High offensive lineman’s college recruitment exploded over the past couple of months, as he began receiving scholarship ...

Notebook: KU veteran receivers show progress

Hasan Defense spent the spring lining up against University of Kansas receivers, fixated on stopping them from making catches. Through those countless repetitions, as well as video reviews of practices, the junior cornerback learned a great deal about the Jayhawks’ receiving unit. Defense ...

‘Ready to play’: Kansas DBs impressed by true freshman CB Corione Harris

Mike Lee first met Corione Harris about five years ago, and grew to know his fellow defensive back well while he and Harris teamed up at Landry-Walker High, in New Orleans. His understanding of Harris’ potential led Lee, the predecessor among the two four-star prospects from the same prep ...

Former Ohio State OT to join KU as grad transfer

Just a few years ago, Kevin Feder was a four-star prep offensive lineman with enough potential to sign with national powerhouse Ohio State. Playing for the Buckeyes never quite worked out for the 6-foot-9 tackle from Ramsey, N.J., as foot injuries marred Feder’s first two years in the ...