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What caught my eye at Day 4 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices

Matt Tait

The Jayhawks jumped back into practice on Monday and, perhaps because of the downpour that hit Lawrence during the middle of the day, actually used the practice fields near the stadium instead of the old practice spot near Hoglund Ballpark. There was a lot of energy out there from players, ...

What caught my eye at Day 3 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/aug/08/2015-ku-football-media-and_fan_appreciation_day/112225/ After a day away from the practice fields, the media — along with any KU fans who wanted to show up, of which there were a few hundred — got back out there for a good look at an entire practice on Fan Appreciation Day. This wasn't one of ...

What caught my eye at Day 1 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices

Matt Tait

New names, new numbers and all kinds of new faces stuffed behind helmets and face masks. That was the scene just west of Hoglund Ballpark on Thursday, when the Kansas University football team dove into another season with the first practice of preseason camp. The Jayhawks were in their old ...

Former Jayhawk Isaiah Johnson talks Big 12 vs. SEC

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/oct/04/280023/ Former Kansas University safety Isaiah Johnson, the 2013 Big 12 defensive newcomer of the year, ran through his first taste of SEC football on Tuesday with his new team, the South Carolina Gamecocks. Speaking with reporters after practice, Johnson, who chose to leave KU in the offseason to play ...

Former Jayhawk Tyler Patmon is no punk and the NFL is taking notice

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/aug/03/294994/ I'll be the first to admit that when I heard that former KU cornerback Tyler Patmon had not only made an NFL roster but actually had worked his way into some significant playing time, I was a little surprised. I always liked Patmon. Nice kid. Friendly to the media. ...

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 16 - LB Courtney Arnick

Matt Tait

Back-to-back linebackers in the middle of the list, as today's entry follows up South Carolina transfer Marcquis Roberts. Both guys figure to have important roles on this year's defense, where they will be asked not only to replace fifth-round NFL draft pick Ben Heeney, but also would-be senior Jake Love, ...

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 18 - WR Chase Harrell

Matt Tait

With so many offensive play makers leaving the team for one reason or another this offseason, one of the biggest questions surrounding this year's KU football team centers around how it will rack up yards and put up points. That's why you'll see a bunch of offensive players on the ...

Former KU CB Chris Harris' rise to stardom a true underdog story

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2010/nov/06/201986/ With the current state of Kansas football leaving more than a little to be desired by the KU fan base, it's often easier to think back about the good days than it is to focus on the present or even forecast the future. Whether that brings memories of Todd ...

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 21 - CB Tyrone Miller Jr.

Matt Tait

21.Tyrone Miller Jr., 6-foot, 180-pound Fr. Cornerback ---------------------------------------- Don't be surprised if Miller plays a big role on this KU defense pretty quickly. The Jayhawks are in big time need of some cornerbacks who can play and Miller, who comes to KU from Saline High in Ann Arbor, Michigan, poised ...

Most crucial Jayhawks 2015: No. 22 - OL Junior Visinia

Matt Tait

Everyone knows that having a strong offensive line — especially in a pass-happy conference like the Big 12 — is paramount to a team's success. And there are a handful of guys on the Kansas University football roster who give the Jayhawks a chance to trot a line with a ...

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