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Cliff’s Notes: Charlie Weis press conference, 10/8/13

Jesse Newell

Here is the Cliff's Notes version from Kansas football coach Charlie Weis' comments at his press conference today. The updated depth chart (lots of changes on the offensive line) and full press conference audio have been posted. • **Weis says the last thing he wants to do is throw players ...

Breakdown: Crazy? Yes. But KU fake punt 'definitely had a chance' if blocked correctly

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 the Kansas football team's much-talked-about fake punt attempt in Saturday's 54-16 loss to Texas Tech. A reminder of the game situation: The score was tied 10-10 with 6:08 ...

Box score breakdown: Don't blame KU's defense for Texas Tech's 54-point outburst

Jesse Newell

Here's a look at our "new" box score for Kansas' 54-16 loss to No. 20 Texas Tech. A reminder: This box score is meant to give some of the most relevant stats so we can take a deeper (and better) look into the numbers. http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2013/oct/06/262701/ Here are a few takeaways: ...

Box score breakdown: Should we still consider KU a run-first team?

Jesse Newell

Here's a look at our "new" box score for Kansas' 13-10 victory over LA Tech. A note for first-time readers: this box score is meant to give some of the most relevant stats so we can take a deeper (and better) look into the numbers. http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2013/sep/22/261947/ Here are a few ...

Breakdown: An example of KU's offensive line getting out-physicaled by Rice

Jesse Newell

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* Kansas coach Charlie Weis has made a few mentions this week about how he was disappointed in his offensive line play. With that in mind, I wanted to take a look at a ...

Cliff’s Notes: Charlie Weis press conference, 9/17/13

Jesse Newell

Here is the Cliff's Notes version from Kansas football coach Charlie Weis' comments at his press conference today. Full audio and the updated depth chart have been posted. • **The KU coaching staff’s goal was to hold back and red-shirt one-third of the incoming transfers and play two-thirds of them.** ...

Box score breakdown: KU's running game against Rice wasn't what we're used to

Jesse Newell

Let's take a look at our "new" box score for Kansas' 23-14 loss to Rice. For those who didn't check out last week's blog, this box score is meant to give some of the most relevant stats so we can take a deeper (and better) look into the numbers. http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2013/sep/16/261579/ ...

Cliff’s Notes: Charlie Weis press conference, 9/10/13

Jesse Newell

Here is the Cliff's Notes version from Kansas football coach Charlie Weis' comments at his press conference today. The updated depth chart (only second-team changes) and full press conference audio have been posted. • **Most weeks, KU’s opponents are running schemes where the quarterback is involved as a runner.** Weis ...

Breakdown: Why KU's Wildcat formation didn't work against South Dakota

Jesse Newell

*For this blog, I have consulted a Div. II offensive assistant coach, someone we'll just call "Coach."* Following Kansas' 31-14 victory over South Dakota, I heard many Jayhawk fans suggest that coach Charlie Weis should ditch the Wildcat (or Jayhawk) formation altogether. I wanted to ask our expert "Coach" to ...

Box score breakdown: 3 positives and negatives following KU's win over South Dakota

Jesse Newell

The football box score hasn't changed much over the past decade. Some of the basic stats listed from box scores in the 1930s — like total yardage and passing yardage — still appear today. But which stats are useful, and which are junk? Advanced stats expert Bill Connelly examined that ...

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