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Say something nice about Kansas football: Passing defense ranked No. 9 in nation

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/sep/17/310419/ Don't look now, but Kansas has the ninth-ranked passing defense in the nation, allowing just 135 passing yards per game and 4.8 yards per pass attempt. The D-line will need to continue to bring the heat for Kansas to maintain what has been the strongest aspect of the team, ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Halftime adjustments worked in ugly loss to Ohio

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/sep/10/310284/ During my two-and-a-half years as co-host of a show on ESPN Radio in New York City, Mondays after a Jets loss required the least preparation. Throw out the phone number and listen to the apoplectic voices break it all down to help themselves avoid a breakdown. When the stressed-out ...

Meet the Playmakers

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/aug/06/309667/ Even one week against one of the five least talented teams of Div. I football, FBS and FCS combined, can reveal obvious traits about a squad coming off an 0-12 season. For Kansas, which ended a 15-game losing streak with a 55-6 thrashing of Rhode Island, two factors leaped ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Starting season 2-0 a real possibility

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/sep/03/310105/ *NOTE: Las Vegas oddsmakers set the opening line at Ohio minus-9, which means Ohio was a nine-point favorite. In slightly more than 24 hours, the legal-betting public had moved the line an amazing 12 points, making the Jayhawks a three-point favorite, which was where the line stood as of ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: QB suspense might make turnstiles spin faster

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/aug/08/295232/ I won’t pretend that I can say something nice about the Kansas football depth chart having three names listed as possible first-stringers with the season-opener days away. Best-case scenario would have had one of the three quarterbacks blowing away the competition by now. Instead, I’ll reach into the issue ...

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 ...

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