Tale of the Tait

Sizing up what the top Big 12 expansion candidates mean for Kansas

Matt Tait

If you’ve followed any of the Big 12 expansion talk, whether in the past few years or just the past few days, you’ve probably heard it all. From which universities are most likely to join the conference to which are the best fit and whether those who already are in ...

Could former Big 12 members be in the expansion mix? Bill Snyder thinks so

Matt Tait

Big 12 expansion is hot again — maybe hotter than ever — and universities all across the country are making comments, pushes, pleas even, to the Big 12 brass to find a way to place themselves on the VIP list. This, of course, is a reaction to the Big 12’s ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 4 - LB Joe Dineen

Matt Tait

As we head down the stretch of our summer countdown of the most crucial Jayhawks on the 2016 football team, we start to find some of the most talented and accomplished Jayhawks on the roster. Beyond that, the names at the top of this list seem to be among the ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 5 - DT Daniel Wise

Matt Tait

We've reached the Top 5 of this year's Most Crucial Jayhawks list and it's time to get to some of the heaviest hitters on this year's team. No. 5 is a name that many have heard but not everyone is incredibly familiar with. But we expect that to change in ...

How difficult is the Kansas football job?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/jul/18/309339/ During the past few decades bigger, taller, meaner, older men and all kinds in between have tried to tackle the job entrusted to second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty. And very few of them have succeeded. So just how difficult is the Kansas football job? Beaty was asked that ...

KU coach David Beaty: The Jayhawk Nation deserves better

Matt Tait

Heading into Year 2 in charge of the Kansas football program, David Beaty brings with him an 0-12 career record that no coach would enjoy having. But Beaty never has tried to dodge the facts nor has he sought sympathy for what can only be described as a tough 2015 ...

Kansas football coach David Beaty kicks off Q&A with heartfelt tribute to Dallas PD

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jul/18/309335/ A year ago, at this very event, we learned that new Kansas football coach David Beaty was the son of a former Dallas police officer and his father was within arm’s reach of Lee Harvey Oswald when the man who assassinated president John F. Kennedy was shot. So it’s ...

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby unleashes new buzzword for Big 12 business

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2016/jul/18/309336/ The eyes of the Big 12 are upon Texas this week. But, hey, what’s new? Specifically, the conference is hosting its annual Big 12 media days at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas today and Tuesday. Included in the festivities, along with interview opportunities with players and coaches from ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 7 - OL D'Andre Banks

Matt Tait

Back-to-back entries for the offensive line on our list of the Most Crucial Jayhawks of 2016, with senior D'Andre Banks following up Thursday's No. 8 player on the list, sophomore Clyde McCauley. From the left side of the line yesterday to the right today, KU's tackle positions now are manned ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 8 - OL Clyde McCauley

Matt Tait

As we continue to climb toward the top spot in this year's Most Crucial Jayhawks for the 2016 college football season, we run into the fourth offensive lineman on our list so far at No. 8. KU's offensive line, which OL coach Zach Yenser said back in June was starting ...

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