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Say something nice about Kansas football: Walk-ons from Kansas high schools contributing

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jun/24/308707/ Every time a walk-on football player makes his way onto the Kansas depth chart it becomes that much easier for a high school player considering joining the Jayhawks without the benefit of a scholarship for the start of his career. Red-shirt freshman offensive lineman Mesa Ribordy had to pay ...

Khalil Herbert buzz growing louder by the minute

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/aug/08/309696/ Kansas head football coach David Beaty’s media policy makes freshmen off-limits for interviews, but that didn’t keep teammates and Beaty himself from talking about running back Khalil Herbert during Monday's media session. Clearly, Herbert has made a strong first impression. “I saw him make some really good cuts, stuff ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Improved depth eliminates need to rush freshmen onto field

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/sep/12/296587/ True freshmen Larry Hughes and Clyde McCauley combined to start nine games at offensive tackle for Kansas last season and classmate Tyrone Miller started the first seven games of the season at cornerback. If the same players were true freshmen this season, they would combine to start zero games ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Sprinters galore competing

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/aug/08/295166/ Je’Ney Jackson’s non-stop search for how to make Kansas football players faster even takes him elsewhere in the athletic department at times. Jackson said he consults friends Stanley Redwine, KU’s head track and field coach, and sprints and hurdles coach Elisha Brewer. “I’ll ask coach Brewer, ‘What things are ...

Video highlights of Kansas basketball recruit Marcus Garrett in marquee matchups

Tom Keegan

Dallas Skyline point guard Marcus Garrett, who on Monday made a verbal commitment to attend Kansas, wears No. 6 for the red team in the first video below. Garrett, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound point guard who has the size to play the other two perimeter positions as well, is shown in ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Staff well-equipped for changes in recruiting rules

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/feb/03/302692/ Now that a new recruiting rule has gone into effect, a football program might as well be on the winning side of the rule change, even if it’s a minor one. David Beaty’s social media-conscious coaching staff is on the winning side of it. As of Monday, college coaches ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 1 - DE Dorance Armstrong

Tom Keegan

With August right around the corner and another football season quickly coming, we've reached the top spot in our summer series of the most crucial Jayhawks for the 2016 season. In all, the series featured 13 offensive players and 12 defensive players, lending support to the idea that the Jayhawks ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 3 - RB Ke'aun Kinner

Tom Keegan

Coming in at No. 3 on our list of the most crucial Jayhawks of the 2016 season is one of the best players from 2015 and one of the more pleasant surprises from a year ago. He did not arrive on campus with much hype, but his size, speed, vision ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Discipline taking root

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jun/24/308711/ Setting rules and then dismissing anybody who doesn't follow them is not the way to establish discipline in a football program. Anybody could do that. It's easy. The tough challenge is taking players who lack discipline and finding a way to get them to change their behaviors. The summer ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 6 - QB Ryan Willis

Tom Keegan

More than 14,000 high schools in the United States field football teams, yet only one of those schools can lay claim to having a candidate for the Kansas starting quarterback job. Bishop Miege, located in Roeland Park, also furnished KU with an offensive line coach for two years until Tim ...

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