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Tale of the Tait

The Day After: Overcoming OU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/19/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/108792/ It was one of the wildest games in Allen Fieldhouse in quite some time and featured two teams fighting from start to finish that played at an incredibly high level. In short, it was everything we love about college basketball. Journal-World Sports Editor Tom Keegan remarked after KU's 85-78 ...

The Day After: Slapped by the Cyclones

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/17/kansas-basketball-v-iowa-state/108748/ With College Gameday in the building and hype around the game growing throughout the week, Iowa State answered the challenge of welcoming the Kansas men's basketball team to town in a big way and in convincing fashion. The game, although no doubt a thrill for the home fans, did ...

Toughness, teamwork common themes on David Beaty's coaching staff

Matt Tait

Today marked the third time since 2010 that I've found myself in the position of having to walk into a room full of football coaches whom I did not know and explain to them that I planned to spend the next however many years covering and caring about just about ...

The Day After: Cutting down the Cowboys

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/13/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma-state/108580/ The Kansas University men's basketball team jumped out to 3-0 in Big 12 play with a 67-57 victory over Oklahoma State on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse. Despite the double-digit victory, this one was not easy. KU had to earn everything it got and did that more often than ...

The Day After: A barn-burner at Baylor

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/07/kansas-basketball-v-baylor/108458/ Toughness can be defined in different ways and covers everything from physical strength to mental triumph. During Wednesday's 56-55 road win at Baylor, I must have seen KU coach Bill Self scream down at his team at least half a dozen times — particularly during that intense second half ...

Jump to Kansas represents huge opportunity for growth for former Cal assistants

Matt Tait

The past couple of days in the Kansas University football world have brought several answers and a couple of questions regarding first-year KU coach David Beaty's staff. Beaty on Tuesday confirmed the hiring of six assistant coaches, including offensive coordinator Rob Likens, who joins the Jayhawks after successful stints at ...

New KU football OC Rob Likens full of energy just like head coach David Beaty

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/jan/06/284566/ Given last night's news that Rob Likens was coming to Kansas to join David Beaty's staff as the Jayhawks' offensive coordinator, I decided it would be worth asking around to see what I could learn about Likens, who comes to KU on the heels of a decade working with ...

The Day After: Runnin' past the Runnin' Rebels

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/jan/04/kansas-basketball-v-unlv/108372/ As far as conference tune-ups go, you really can't ask for a much better match-up than the one the Kansas University men's basketball team faced Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. In its last game before jumping into a grueling, 18-game Big 12 schedule, Kansas knocked off a tough, athletic ...

More on KU football strength coach Je'Ney Jackson and where KU's coaching staff stands

Matt Tait

By now, having read about, followed, experienced or agonized over three coaching searches since 2009, fans of Kansas University football certainly are no strangers to the hierarchy of what's important before, during and after a coaching change is made. The before and during are behind us. KU named former Texas ...

The Day After: Back on track vs. Kent State

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/dec/30/kansas-basketball-v-kent-state/108236/ There are few things that fix problems in sports like winning and, in that regard, the Kansas University men's basketball team picked up a huge home victory, 78-62 over Kent State, on Tuesday night. Still irked by their showing at Temple more than a week earlier, the Jayhawks came ...

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