Tale of the Tait

KU football coach Charlie Weis once considered coaching from the press box

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/sep/07/261142/ As the season slipped by and his offense continued to encounter road blocks, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis did everything he could think of to try to find a spark. From changing personnel to tweaking schemes and everything in between, Weis spent countless hours — often late into ...

Tweetcap from Monday, Nov. 18

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2013/nov/19/264823/ With the Kansas University football team knocking off West Virginia last week to snap its 27-game Big 12 losing streak, a lot of the talk early this week was much different than it has been in past weeks. Here's a look back at the past couple of days worth ...

Monday Rewind - West Virginia: Weis' willingness to change leads to KU victory

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/nov/16/ku-football-v-west-virginia/100885/ In an all orange auditorium tucked between Boone Pickens Stadium and Gallagher-Iba Arena a couple of weeks ago in Stillwater, Okla., Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis uttered a few words that hinted at the fact that he might be leaning toward changing his offense. “I think we know ...

Bill Self press conference notes from Nov. 18

Matt Tait

Bill Self's weekly press conference just wrapped. Here's a quick look back at some of the highlights, as the Jayhawks prepare to take on Iona at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse. Full audio here **• Self: It's not too early to have an idea of what kind of ...

One-win Iowa State a 6-point favorite over Kansas; what a break for the Jayhawks

Matt Tait

It was just one win and the Jayhawks still are 1-27 in their last 28 Big 12 Conference games, but there was just something about it that gave people the feeling that Saturday's 31-19 victory over West Virginia might have been the turning point for the KU football program. Several ...

KU locker room explodes following Saturday win over West Virginia

Matt Tait

We get great access to the Kansas University football team following its games on Saturday, but we don't get to go into the locker room. Our interviews take place in the auditorium and lounge at the Anderson Family Football Complex. Thanks to the folks at KU Athletics, though, we were ...

Video from the celebration following KU's 31-19 victory over West Virginia

Matt Tait

The Kansas University football team snapped a 27-game losing streak with a 31-19 victory over West Virginia on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Here are a few sights and sounds from the field following the victory, including the fall of the goal posts toward the end of the celebration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjgFFo-nVBk

Keegan vs. Tait: Week 10

Matt Tait

As much as I'd like to think of it as a display of my genius when it comes to picking college football games, it's more likely that it was karma that cost Tom Keegan this week. A 9-1 week by me and a sub-par 6-4 showing by Keegan evened us ...

Cliff notes: A closer look at KU's latest basketball commitment, Cliff Alexander

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2013/nov/15/264635/ Moments ago, Cliff Alexander, the No. 4-ranked recruit in the Class of 2014, announced that he would play his college ball at Kansas University, giving the Jayhawks the fourth and 12th-ranked (Kelly Oubre) prospects in the class. Alexander, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound power forward from Chicago's Curie High, chose Kansas ...

Contract Talk: Evaluating KU football's salary structure and how we got there

Matt Tait

There's been a lot of message board chatter lately about KU football coach Charlie Weis' contract — how much money he makes, how much he's worth and how much KU would owe him if the two sides chose to part ways before reaching the end of his contract, which runs ...

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