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Tale of the Tait

KU coaching staff already comfortable entering Year 2

Matt Tait

At this time last year, many of the coaches and even a few of the players in the Kansas University football locker room were new to Lawrence and new to the KU fan base. Hard to believe, isn't it? It sure doesn't that seem that way. Maybe it's just the ...

Jayhawks land commitment from 4-star Gardner-Edgerton running back Traevohn Wrench

Matt Tait

Although March tends to be all and only about basketball around these parts, there is some decent-sized football news from Allen Fieldhouse today. I just learned that Gardner-Edgerton running back Traevohn Wrench is in the building today and has orally committed to the Jayhawks. Wrench, a junior and four-star prospect ...

Early look at potential sleepers for KU football in 2013

Matt Tait

OK, for this week's final set-the-scene-for-spring-football blog, we'll dive into sleepers. Rather than just pick a few and speculate how they might fit in or what roles they may play, I'll go position-by-position and give you one player whom I could see making a splash that people may not be ...

Former KU football coach Mark Mangino joins Youngstown State program as assistant

Matt Tait

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2009/11/28/ku_fbc_mu_rg09.jpg The wait and speculation are finally over. Mark Mangino is back in coaching. The former KU boss, who led the Jayhawks to a 12-1 season and Orange Bowl championship in 2007, has been hired by Youngstown State as assistant head coach and tight ends coach. Mangino also will serve ...

KU football's positions of concern heading into spring practice

Matt Tait

On Wednesday, we jumped into the pre-spring position-by-position breakdown with a quick look at the Kansas University football program's three strongest position groups. Today, it's time to look at the top three positions of concern. When coming up with this list, I couldn't help but think back to my thoughts ...

KU football's positions of strength entering spring drills

Matt Tait

Yesterday, we looked at some of the story lines surrounding the Kansas University football program that figure to make spring practice — which begins Tuesday — interesting and exciting for a number of reasons. Today, let's dive in a little deeper and begin our look at KU's strengths and weaknesses ...

Top KU football story lines as we head into spring football: No, seriously, spring

Matt Tait

All right. Now that we got past the Kansas University football players who didn't get into the action last year, let's take a quick look at what we should watch for from them and the guys who did. Here's a glance at the top five story lines heading into spring ...

Talking red-shirts: A look back at the guys who sat out in 2012 and what's in store for their futures

Matt Tait

With Kansas University's spring football set to begin one week from tomorrow — crazy, isn't it? — I figured now was as good a time as any to jump into a week's worth of blogs that serve as a bridge from 2012 to 2013. For starters, the week-long fun will ...

Breaking down KU football's latest recruiting class three at a time

Matt Tait

All right, now that the signing day dust has settled and the most recent recruiting class has become an official part of Kansas football, let's take a quick look at what this all means for the Jayhawks in 2013. I'll have plenty more reaction and analysis of this class and ...

Rise & Sign: National Signing Day rockin' and rollin' as letters arriving quickly in Lawrence

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2013/feb/06/248932/ **3:34 p.m. Update:** Hey folks, just got back from KU coach Charlie Weis' signing day news conference and have posted Weis' full audio. A lot of insightful stuff in there, so check it out if you haven't. http://www2.kusports.com/podcasts/press_conferences_postgame_interviews/2013/feb/06/ku-football-coach-charlie-weis-sizes-class-2013/ Here are my first reactions from what Weis said. I posted ...

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