Tale of the Tait

KU unveils all-blue look for season opener

Matt Tait

Well, it looks like I can cross off one thing from my list of pre-game duties for tomorrow's Kansas University football opener against South Dakota State, 11 a.m. at Memorial Stadium. Instead of trying to get the earliest glimpse of what uniform combination the Jayhawks will be wearing when the ...

Country music star Jake Owen hits up KU football practice

Matt Tait

A simple drive to Colorado by a country music star turned into a memorable moment for the Kansas University football program and the musician. That was the way things unfolded Thursday afternoon, when country music's Jake Owen — of “Barefoot Blue Jean Night" fame — was on his way to ...

Does Air Raid = Air It Out? Eh, not exactly

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/aug/26/295851/ Air Raid Offense. Just the name alone brings with it visions of long bombs, deep passes and footballs flying. And while that might have been the way it was run in some of the more famous offenses that chose to run it, it does not necessarily mean that the ...

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 1 - OL Jordan Shelley-Smith

Tom Keegan

What began eight weeks ago with the first entry in this year's list of the 25 most crucial Jayhawks for the upcoming football season has reached its peak. No. 1. Numero uno. The top dog. The head honcho. It's no secret that left tackle is one of the game's most ...

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 2 - DE Damani Mosby

Matt Tait

According to KU junior Damani Mosby, his first name means "tomorrow" in Italian, and for this summer's list of the most crucial Jayhawks there is no tomorrow. We'll plug in No. 2 right now and come back with the top pick in about 30 minutes. If you've been following the ...

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 3 - CB Brandon Stewart

Matt Tait

We've reached the Top 3 of this year's list of Most Crucial Jayhawks for the upcoming season, and, given the fact that KU plays in the offensive madhouse that is the Big 12, it should come as no surprise that 2 of the 3 are defensive players at critical positions. ...

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 4 - S Bazie Bates IV

Matt Tait

Number 4 on the list — and, no, we didn't pencil him into this position because he has the IV at the end of his name — is a player who could easily have the biggest impact of any Jayhawk on the defense. A junior college transfer from Trinity Valley ...

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 6 - QB Montell Cozart

Matt Tait

Just a few days after he officially was named this year's starter, it's time to check off the Kansas quarterback on our list of most crucial Jayhawks for 2015. He's a name you're familiar with and one who has started — and even won — a few games during the ...

What naming Montell Cozart the starting QB means for Kansas football

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/oct/01/279797/ By now, you've all surely heard that Kansas University junior [Montell Cozart has been named the Jayhawks' starting quarterback][1] for the 2015 season. So what does this mean for the team, for Cozart, for first-year coach David Beaty and for the upcoming season, which kicks off 12 days from ...

What caught my eye at Day 14 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices

Matt Tait

Throughout the offseason, spring ball and preseason camp, one of the biggest buzz words surrounding Kansas football has been competition. On Friday, during a practice that was split between the practice fields and the turf at Memorial Stadium, we got a heavy dose of competition from start to finish. Whether ...

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