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The Breakdown

Explaining how KU's fake field goal was called and why it didn't work

Jesse Newell

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* This week's Breakdown will look at Kansas' failed fake field goal on fourth and 10 in the second quarter of Saturday's 41-14 loss to Baylor. Video is below. Let's first explain the process ...

How a two-hand tug and a positioning error helped Texas convert on fourth and six

Jesse Newell

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* This week's Breakdown will look at Texas' fourth-and-six conversion against Kansas in the fourth quarter of Saturday's 21-17 victory. Video is below. (Note: Lubbock Smith's interception is at the end of the YouTube ...

KU in great shape — twice — to stop Oklahoma punt return before it breaks for TD

Jesse Newell

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* This week, I've split our "Breakdown" into two blog posts. This one will focus on Oklahoma returner Justin Brown's 90-yard punt return for touchdown against Kansas last week. (We'll look at Roy Finch's ...

Tanner Hawkinson adds to highlight film with block on James Sims' 30-yard TD run

Jesse Newell

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* I figured this week would be as good as any to break down a good play for Kansas, so here's running back James Sims' 30-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the ...

KU loses numbers game during Collin Klein's (untouched) 28-yard TD run

Jesse Newell

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* Kansas coach Charlie Weis said his biggest disappointment during last week's 56-16 loss to Kansas State was the plays when a Wildcat scored without getting touched. I wanted to take a look at ...

'Coach' grades Dayne Crist's performance against TCU

Jesse Newell

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* After hearing so many different opinions about Kansas quarterback Dayne Crist's performance against TCU, I thought this would be a good week to take a broader view and have Coach look over the ...

'Coach': Despite missed tackle, KU dials 'exactly correct call' on Rice's fourth-down conversion

Jesse Newell

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* This week, I wanted to look at Rice's fourth-and-four conversion in the fourth quarter of Kansas' 25-24 loss to Rice on Saturday. Though it initially looks like a bubble screen for the tight ...

KU's Taylor Cox burns South Dakota State on similar play to SDSU's 99-yard TD run

Jesse Newell

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* For this first week, I wanted to look at two different plays from Kansas' 31-17 victory over South Dakota State on Saturday. First, let's examine KU's breakdown on Zach Zenner's 99-yard touchdown run ...

How did Kansas State's Tyler Lockett get so open right before the end of the half?

Jesse Newell

For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach." For this week's breakdown, let's look at Kansas State receiver Tyler Lockett's 48-yard reception over the middle with 11 seconds to go in the half. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXrntUn8Ro0 First, let's take a look at the ...

What's wrong with KU's defense? Examining the issues against Oklahoma State

Jesse Newell

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* For this week's breakdown, I pulled out three successful offensive plays from Oklahoma State in its 70-28 victory over Kansas. My question to Coach this week was simple: What stands out most to ...

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