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What caught my eye at Tuesday's practice: Oct. 2

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/oct/02/242119/ Earlier during the day Tuesday, Kansas University coach **Charlie Weis** explained how the Jayhawks did not simply kick their feet up during last week’s bye but instead hit as hard as they had all year each day in practice. That, Weis said, was the only way to toughen the ...

Looking at the Bill Self contract extension

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2012/apr/01/ku-and-uk-interviews/91257/ By now, you’ve probably read about, or at least heard about, the contract extension that Kansas University men’s basketball coach Bill Self agreed to recently. The extension, which, if fulfilled, will guarantee Self just over $53 million over the next 10 seasons, locks up the KU coach through the ...

Six KU football players with breakout potential

Matt Tait

With the Kansas University football team in the middle of its bye week, we’ve spent the past few days looking back at what we learned from the first four weeks of the 2012 season. From strengths and good moments to weaknesses and disappointments, I’ve tried to look at just about ...

Six surprise performers through KU football's first four games

Matt Tait

By now, you’re all surely aware that we’re nearing the end of the Kansas University football team’s bye week. But instead of taking the bye myself, I’ve spent the week looking back at the first four games of the 2012 season, trying to determine what went right, what went wrong ...

KU football: What we've learned from the first four weeks of 2012

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2012/sep/15/ku-football-v-tcu/93326/ This summer, as Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis sat in his office with a small group of local reporters, he pointed to the first four weeks of the season as a key measuring stick for his Jayhawks. After the first four weeks, Weis said, he would know a ...

The million-dollar question: What's going on with Dayne Crist?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2012/sep/15/ku-football-v-tcu/93323/ With his hands on his knees and his head hanging in disappointment, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis stared down at the ground and then stood back up in an attempt to move forward. What he had just witnessed likely was something he never expected to see — at ...

Monday Rewind: Northern Illinois

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2012/sep/22/ku-football-v-niu/93383/ Well, this certainly was unexpected. Even the most pessimistic fans of Kansas University football thought the squad would win a few games this season. I’m talking about the guys who expect bad things to happen more often than good, the guys who don’t really believe that anyone — not ...

What caught my eye at Wednesday's practice: Sept. 19

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/sep/19/241464/ The Jayhawks practiced inside Memorial Stadium today and, during the time I was there, I watched junior running back **James Sims** pretty closely. Here’s what I saw: • Lots of energy and excitement • He was eager and willing to jump to the front of the line to lead ...

Three & Out with Northern Illinois...

Matt Tait

• Kansas Jayhawks (1-2) vs. Northern Illinois Huskies (2-1) • *— 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, Huskie Stadium, DeKalb, IL —* **Opening Las Vegas Line:** NIU -10 **Current Las Vegas Line:** NIU -9 Three and out, with Northern Illinois... **First down** Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, a junior from Chicago, ...

What caught my eye at Tuesday's practice: Sept. 18

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/sep/18/241406/ To be fair, I received a copy of KU’s updated depth chart at Charlie Weis’ news conference earlier this afternoon. But just because I had a head start did not mean that I didn’t notice quite a few of the new looks during Wednesday’s practice. Rather than leading with ...

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