Tale of the Tait

The Day After: Burned by Baylor

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/oct/10/ku-football-v-baylor/113160/ It wasn't the worst beating in school history, it wasn't anything unexpected and it wasn't particularly ugly. It was just a little taste of reality setting in for the Kansas football team, which was walloped, 66-7, by No. 3 Baylor on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Bears, favored by ...

Ever seen a 6-foot-7, 410-pound tight end? You might Saturday when KU takes on Baylor

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2015/oct/08/297671/ Kansas defensive coordinator Clint Bowen had a unique way to describe Baylor tight end LaQuan McGowan, who stands 6 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs a whopping 410 pounds. “There's a couple of plays (on Baylor's game film) that looks like the end of the movie when a team ...

The Day After: Blown out by the Cyclones in Ames

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/oct/03/ku-football-v-iowa-state/113028/ Many believed Saturday's showdown at Iowa State looked to be a winnable game on paper. And, for a little more than a quarter, the Jayhawks hung in there and appeared ready to compete with the Cyclones, whom they defeated 34-14 a year ago. But a couple of costly mistakes ...

The Day After: In a rut at Rutgers

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/sep/26/kansas-football-v-rutgers/112843/ If you look only at the score, you might think to yourself, 'Huh, it looks like the Jayhawks had a chance.' However, if you watched Saturday's 27-14 loss at Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey — be it on television or as one of the brave souls sitting in the ...

East Coast Bias: KU safeties Chevy Graham, Tevin Shaw share past experiences

Matt Tait

Their bond comes because they occasionally feel like fish out of water, East Coast dudes living smack dab in the middle of the country. But Kansas University football players Chevy Graham and Tevin Shaw want everyone to know that there is a different between New York, where Graham calls home, ...

Uh oh: KU-Rutgers getting the wrong kind of attention

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/sep/05/296301/ They used to say these sorts of things about the annual KU-K-State battles but then Kansas State up and got good and now it's the Jayhawks holding down the fort for Sunflower State futility. The Toilet Bowl they called those games. But now it might have gotten worse. This ...

KU football coach David Beaty 'holding up great' no small feat

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/mar/24/288980/ Throughout preseason camp and the start of the 2015 season, I've mentioned on multiple occasions how the Kansas University football coaching staff — and, because of them, the KU players — seems like a group that is willing to embrace the hard work required to rebuild things at Kansas. ...

The Day After: A miserable night vs. Memphis

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/sep/12/kansas-football-v-memphis/112656/ A little more than five minutes into Saturday's game, the Kansas University football team held a 10-0 lead, had picked up a couple of stops on defense, forced a turnover and looked sharp on offense. For a brief period of time, Kansas actually looked like the better, more prepared ...

KU offensive line off to a solid start

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/sep/04/kansas-football-v-south-dakota-state/112616/ Any time an offensive line can get the view that Bryan Peters (76), De'Andre Banks (62) and Keyon Haughton (70) have in the picture above, things are are going well. That was absolutely the case for the Kansas offensive line in last week's season opener, which went down as ...

Cozart interception provides important look at QB's make up

Matt Tait

Saturday, in his first start of his junior season, quarterback Montell Cozart threw an interception early in the game that looked about as bad as an interception can look. As he dropped back and looked left, Cozart did not even seem to hesitate and fired the ball right to South ...

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