Tale of the Tait

What caught my eye at Day 13 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices

Matt Tait

Thursday's practice started with a bit of patriotism for the Kansas University football team, as rear admiral Mark W. Darrah of the United States Navy spoke to the Jayhawks about leadership and the importance of operating as a team. Although the guest speaker sounds like something that would be right ...

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 8 - WR Joshua Stanford

Matt Tait

Entering the offseason, the identity of the player who would lead KU football in receiving during the 2015 season was a huge mystery and a tough question to answer. It might not be quite as difficult any more. Thanks to the addition of Virginia Tech transfer Joshua Stanford, who has ...

What caught my eye at Day 12 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices

Matt Tait

They don't make days like Wednesday in August in Kansas very often and the Kansas University football team benefited from the beautiful conditions big time. Just over the midway point of preseason camp, KU on Wednesday ran through its 12th day of camp and 14th practice at the turf fields ...

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 9 - RB Taylor Martin

Matt Tait

We'll stick with offense as we jump into the Top 10 of this year's summer series, where a true freshman at one of KU's deepest positions cracks the list. It's a little early to know exactly what kind of role he'll have and player he'll be, but given the nature ...

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 10 - QBs Carter Stanley and Ryan Willis

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/aug/19/295549/ We'll group these guys, because, let's be honest, they've pretty much been grouped since the day they signed and probably will be for quite some time. The other reason we'll group them is because it's just so tough to know whether one of these true freshmen will emerge as ...

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 11 - TE Ben Johnson

Matt Tait

As we approach the Top 10 on our summer series of Most Crucial Jayhawks for the 2015 season, we find a player known equally for his on-the-field abilities as what he does and who he is off the field. This Jayhawk, though, is definitely in a position to have a ...

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 12 - DE Ben Goodman

Matt Tait

The rigorous KU football camp schedule put our summer series on hold for a week or so, but we're back to finish off the second half of the list in the next couple of weeks. Let's jump right back in with a name that, unlike many on this list, is ...

What caught my eye at Day 10 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices

Matt Tait

One thing I've learned about college football players during the past handful of years is that they're not stupid. That was on full display Monday at practice No. 11 of preseason camp, where the lessons the Kansas University football players learned over the weekend during their first live scrimmage clearly ...

What caught my eye at Day 8 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices

Matt Tait

We talked to WR coach Klint Kubiak earlier in the day Friday so I guess it was only natural that I spent my time at practice this afternoon watching Kubiak and his crew. The vets on the coaching staff all really like Kubiak and believe he has a bright future. ...

A mid-August look at KU's first-team offense and defense

Matt Tait

Trying to predict the make-up of any team's depth chart can be a pretty tricky deal. Especially at a place like Kansas in a year like this, when so many positions are full of unproven players, newcomers and true freshmen trying to make a name for themselves and impress their ...

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