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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 13 — DT D.J. Williams

Tom Keegan

From the most experienced projected starter on the defense, Marcquis Roberts, to the least experienced our series goes. From the deepest position on the defense to one with more question marks and less obvious depth at a position that relies more than any other on rotating players in and out ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 14 - LB Marcquis Roberts

Tom Keegan

As our offseason countdown gets closer to the top 10, we take a look at a veteran presence on the Kansas football team’s defense. Though he didn’t start his college career with the Jayhawks, this linebacker showed in 2015 the potential to accomplish much more on the field this coming ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: All but two starters return on defense

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/oct/17/298115/ The good news/bad news lament of coaches of losing teams in every sport at every level in every era hasn’t changed: “The good news is we have everybody back. The bad news is we have everybody back.” Well, the Kansas defense doesn’t have everybody back, but other than end ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 15 - TE Ben Johnson

Tom Keegan

First off, here's hoping everyone had a happy and safe Fourth of July celebration. The long, holiday weekend delayed the list of this year's most crucial Jayhawks by a day, but we're back at it today with a name that most of you are probably quite familiar with — at ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 17 - DB Tevin Shaw

Tom Keegan

It's time for one of the more veteran players on the KU roster to make his way onto the list of the most crucial Jayhawks of 2016. After coming to KU as a running back and moving over to defense early in his career, Shaw has slowly but surely seen ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 18 - S Tyrone Miller

Tom Keegan

Today's stop on the Most Crucial Jayhawks list takes us back to the secondary, where a cornerback-turned-safety who received some valuable experience as a true freshman comes in at No. 18. After breaking into the starting lineup during his first season as a Jayhawk because of his raw ability, Miller ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 19 - DE Damani Mosby

Tom Keegan

It's more pass rushing on the list of the 25 most crucial Jayhawks for the 2016 season today, because, in the Big 12 Conference, stopping the pass (or at least slowing it down), either in the secondary or at the point of release, is a critical part of slowing down ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Culture of keeping each other accountable taking root

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jun/24/308707/ Strength and conditioning coach Je’Ney Jackson and the rest of his staff put in multiple 15-hour days a week this time of year, but somehow the days don’t seem as long to them as they did last summer. “I love coming in here every day and grinding every day ...

A look at Big 12 NBA draft history

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/jun/26/275713/ Rob Carolla, director of communications for the Big 12, distributed interesting NBA draft facts from the conference. Such as: The Big 12 has had 28 lottery picks since 2000, which puts the conference second behind the ACC (31). Others: Big East 27, SEC 25, Pac-12 24, Big Ten 19. ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 23 - OL Joe Gibson

Tom Keegan

In case anyone needed any further proof of just how important the offensive line will be to the Kansas football program's chances on the field this fall, we're now encountering our second lineman in three tries during our summer series that highlights the most crucial Jayhawks for 2016. Guard Jayson ...

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