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Dana Anderson the stealth recruiter behind stadium renovation campaign

Tom Keegan

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2016/jan/04/301395/ Most who care about the fortunes of the Kansas football program are familiar with the name Dana Anderson. His generosity enabled construction of the $32 million Anderson Family Football Complex, which houses the football coaches’ offices, player locker rooms and strength and conditioning center. Anderson also was a big ...

Young Kansas defenders blossoming

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/nov/16/320806/ Assistant football coaches spend so much time watching video of opponents that they tend to refer to players by numbers instead of names. Oklahoma’s No. 36 is fullback Dimitri Flowers, a 6-foot-2, 247-pound senior from San Antonio. A standout blocker and a strong short-yardage back (four rushing touchdowns), Flowers ...

A look back at more talented football coaches who wanted Kansas job

Tom Keegan

The silliest notion that started to gather steam before Kansas chancellor Dr. Doug Girod made it clear David Beaty will be back for a fourth season was the one expressed by many who claimed no good coach would want the job. False. Every time the job opens, good coaches pursue ...

Impressive football coaches have wanted Kansas job for past three openings

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2011/sep/10/225589/ So how did it come to this? How did a Kansas football program that won the Orange Bowl with a 12-1 record just 10 seasons ago, tumble so far? One wrong-headed coaching firing and one poor hire by former athletic director Lew Perkins and two poor hires by current ...

Champions Classic in seventh year and here to stay forever

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/15/311969/ The Champions Classic, which celebrates its seventh season Tuesday at United Center in Chicago, serves college basketball well by putting the sport on people’s minds in mid-November with an annual doubleheader blockbuster on a Tuesday night, when MAC games are the only football competition. (Then again, MAC teams compete ...

Six turnovers key to last season's upset vs. Texas

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/nov/19/312108/ Raise your hand if you think Kansas will emerge victorious from its 5 p.m. kickoff Saturday in Austin against heavily favored Texas. Anybody not wearing a Kansas uniform or coaching for the visitors? OK, now raise your hand if after the first play from scrimmage in last season’s game ...

Lone-star road losing streak stands at 17 for Kansas

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/oct/21/320075/ Listening to former Oakland Raiders quarterback and Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders coach Tom Flores in a recent radio interview, it struck me as interesting that he mentioned that he anticipated the Raiders playing well in Miami because a lot of Raiders came from that region of the country ...

Class-by-class scholarship breakdown for Kansas football

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/mar/28/315864/ Counting scholarships in college football is somewhat of a moving target. Asked a few weeks ago how many scholarship players Kansas has on the roster, coach David Beaty said 84, but that total counted walk-ons given scholarship because KU wasn't at its limit of 85. Tallying how many players ...

Assistant football coach offices equipped with revolving doors at Kansas

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/apr/05/271528/ During our [KU Sports Hour football podcast][1] Monday, Matt Tait asked me to throw out a guess off the top of my head as to the number of assistant football coaches Kansas has had in the eight seasons since Mark Mangino was forced to resign. I guessed 35. Pretty ...

Trying to build competitve secondary in Big 12 tough challenge for Kansas

Tom Keegan

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2017/sep/23/319434/ Playing defensive back in the Big 12 ranks among the most difficult jobs in college sports. Seldom was that more obvious than this past Saturday when Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph combined to throw for 1,046 yards, including 598 yards from Mayfield, a perennial Heisman Trophy ...

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