Tale of the Tait

NFL Draft Chatter regarding a few former Jayhawks

Matt Tait

We've reached April, known in NFL circles as draft month, and it's time to do some quick inventory on the former Jayhawks hoping to get their chance to catch on with an NFL team for the 2015 season and possibly beyond. As you know, Ben Heeney and JaCorey Shepherd are ...

What caught my eye at Day 5 of KU football's 2015 Spring practices

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/apr/03/289492/ Thursday's KU football practice included the first full-on scrimmage of the spring, which, according to the feedback gathered from social media, went pretty well. We were only able to stay for the first 20 minutes of practice, so we did not get to see how the 11-on-11 action looked ...

With Shaka Smart headed to Texas, let's rank the men's hoops coaches in the Big 12

Matt Tait

While the addition of new Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart to the Big 12 certainly figures to have a major impact on the balance of power in the conference, it still will take the new kid on the block several years to unseat KU coach Bill Self as the best ...

What caught my eye at Day 4 of KU football's 2015 Spring practices

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/mar/31/289329/ Although the first things that truly caught my eye at Tuesday's KU football practice — No. 4 of the spring season — were the red pants worn by the defense (first time I can recall seeing that in the past six years), the presence of a former KU quarterback ...

Texas basketball's job opening creates exciting time for Big 12, Kansas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/feb/16/249628/ Saturday afternoon news broke that the Texas Longhorns were prepared to move on from men's basketball coach Rick Barnes after 17 seasons. Regardless of whether it goes down as a firing, a resignation or a force-out, the mere fact that Barnes is moving on and the UT job is ...

What caught my eye at Day 3 of KU football's 2015 Spring practices

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/mar/28/289222/ Here's the deal about Saturday's 10 a.m. KU football practice which wound up lasting three hours and featured a — it neither looked like an early-morning practice nor one that took place on the third day of spring ball. The energy was way up, even by David Beaty's standards, ...

What caught my eye at Day 2 of KU football's 2015 Spring practices

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/mar/27/289117/ Day 2 of KU Football's spring practices brought more of the same elements that we saw on Day 1 on Tuesday — lots of energy, impressive tempo and fiery coaches getting after guys in both good moments and bad. By far, though, the most memorable aspect of the day ...

What caught my eye at Day 1 of KU football's 2015 Spring practice

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/mar/24/kansas-spring-football-practice/110374/ Tuesday marked the third time I've seen a new coaching staff kick off spring practices with the KU football program and the one thing that stood out above all else was that there was very little about Tuesday that looked a spring practice at all. The coaches and players ...

A dozen Jayhawks I'm eager to watch during spring football

Matt Tait

Today marks the opening day of the first spring football season under new KU football coach David Beaty. And although there's still more than five months ahead for this program to get ready for the 2015 season, a good chunk of the work will begin starting today as the new ...

The Day After: Waived by the Wheat Shockers

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/mar/22/kansas-v-wichita-state/110365/ If you really think about it, Sunday's 78-65 loss to Wichita State was probably about as fitting of an end for this Kansas team as anything. The problems that plagued the Jayhawks all year were the same ones that showed up against the Shockers — no mental edge, a ...

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