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The Breakdown

Showing why (on one play) a Georgia Tech player was so wide open

Jesse Newell

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* Let’s take a look at Tevin Washington's 52-yard touchdown pass to Roddy Jones in the third quarter of Georgia Tech's 66-24 victory on Sept. 17 to see where KU's breakdown was defensively. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2v-gkqJZG4 ...

Game-winning TD result of good play call by KU, blown assignment by Northern Illinois

Jesse Newell

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* Let’s take a look at Jordan Webb’s six-yard, game-winning touchdown pass to D.J. Beshears on fourth-and-goal against Northern Illinois. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMwN55mB95c First off, Coach says this is a good play call in this situation, ...

Reviewing JaCorey Shepherd's big play ... on KU's longest run of the season

Jesse Newell

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* Here's video of KU's longest running play against McNeese State: a 47-yard run by true freshman Tony Pierson. Let's go a little more in-depth to show why it was successful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ayLAd-6H6g Coach says ...

Coach's scouting report: Kale Pick and Jordan Webb

Jesse Newell

According to Kansas coach Turner Gill, the competition for the starting quarterback job is pretty much down to two candidates: sophomore Kale Pick and freshman Jordan Webb. http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2010/Jun/02/practice.jpg What are the strengths and weaknesses of both from a coach's standpoint? That's the question we're going to look at in this ...

Why fundamentals really are important, especially when defending the option

Jesse Newell

It seems like every week, when talking about correcting things, we hear Kansas coach Mark Mangino preaching about fundamentals. By now, it seems cliche. Of course KU needs good fundamentals. Every team does. Very rarely, though, do we talk about what happens when players don’t play fundamentally sound. We’ll get ...

Why Texas Tech's draw plays worked so well against KU

Jesse Newell

Welcome back to "The Breakdown," where we'll look at some KU plays each week and try to go a little more in-depth into why it did or didn't work. I promise we'll get to some successful KU plays in the future. But for this week, I wanted to look at ...

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