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Tale of the Tait

Jump to Kansas represents huge opportunity for growth for former Cal assistants

Matt Tait

The past couple of days in the Kansas University football world have brought several answers and a couple of questions regarding first-year KU coach David Beaty's staff. Beaty on Tuesday confirmed the hiring of six assistant coaches, including offensive coordinator Rob Likens, who joins the Jayhawks after successful stints at ...

New KU football OC Rob Likens full of energy just like head coach David Beaty

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/jan/06/284566/ Given last night's news that Rob Likens was coming to Kansas to join David Beaty's staff as the Jayhawks' offensive coordinator, I decided it would be worth asking around to see what I could learn about Likens, who comes to KU on the heels of a decade working with ...

The Day After: Runnin' past the Runnin' Rebels

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/04/kansas-basketball-v-unlv/108372/ As far as conference tune-ups go, you really can't ask for a much better match-up than the one the Kansas University men's basketball team faced Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. In its last game before jumping into a grueling, 18-game Big 12 schedule, Kansas knocked off a tough, athletic ...

More on KU football strength coach Je'Ney Jackson and where KU's coaching staff stands

Matt Tait

By now, having read about, followed, experienced or agonized over three coaching searches since 2009, fans of Kansas University football certainly are no strangers to the hierarchy of what's important before, during and after a coaching change is made. The before and during are behind us. KU named former Texas ...

The Day After: Back on track vs. Kent State

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/dec/30/kansas-basketball-v-kent-state/108236/ There are few things that fix problems in sports like winning and, in that regard, the Kansas University men's basketball team picked up a huge home victory, 78-62 over Kent State, on Tuesday night. Still irked by their showing at Temple more than a week earlier, the Jayhawks came ...

The Day After: Getting trounced by Temple

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/dec/21/kansas-basketball-vs-temple/108226/ You all saw it, so there's no real reason to rehash the gory details of Monday nights' 77-52 KU basketball loss to Temple. The Jayhawks were as bad in this one as they were in the loss to Kentucky in the second game of the season, and, in some ...

Sources: Gene Wier expected to join KU football program

Matt Tait

Information on the identity of new Kansas football coach David Beaty's coaching staff continues to be tough to come by, but sources told the Journal-World on Monday that legendary Olathe North football coach Gene Wier is expected to join Beaty's staff in the off-the-field coaching role. That role, though not ...

The Day After: Lapping Lafayette

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/dec/20/kansas-basketball-v-lafayette/108187/ Following Saturday's 96-69 victory over Lafayette — a game that was actually a much tougher battle than the final score indicates — Kansas University men's basketball coach Bill Self explained that he no longer would divulge his starting lineups after Cliff Alexander and Brannen Greene both were held out ...

Mid-year signing day opens with a flurry for KU football

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/dec/17/283778/ **12:31 p.m. Update** It looks like everything worked out with Blinn College offensive lineman Jayson Rhodes' transcripts because KU is now announcing him as a member of today's mid-year transfer haul. Rhodes, who got in with KU late after offensive lineman Delonte' Murray changed his mind and signed with ...

News and notes from a few former Jayhawks in the NFL

Matt Tait

Former Kansas University cornerback Aqib Talib continues to prove he's one of the top cover corners in the NFL during his first season with the Denver Broncos. Talib, who has battled injuries throughout this season and his career, has started 13 games for the Broncos this season — opposite his ...

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