Tale of the Tait

Coaching Search 2014: News, nuggets and nonsense as things heat up

Matt Tait

Here's the latest info I'm hearing about the KU coaching search, which, without a doubt, has turned up a notch during the past several days now that the end of the 2014 season has arrived. If you'll recall from previous interviews we did with KU athletic director Sheahon Zenger, this ...

What caught my eye at Wednesday's KU football practice: Nov. 26

Matt Tait

On a cold, blustery Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, the Kansas University football team went through its final Wednesday practice of the 2014 season. Just two practices remain before Saturday's game at Kansas State, which will bring to a close another KU football season filled with a couple of close ...

What caught my eye at Wednesday's KU football practice: Nov. 26

Matt Tait

On a cold, blustery Wednesday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, the Kansas University football team went through its final Wednesday practice of the 2014 season. Just two practices remain before Saturday's game at Kansas State, which will bring to a close another KU football season filled with a couple of close ...

KU linebacker Ben Heeney goes beardless for K-State

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/nov/26/282782/ With one game left in his KU career, senior linebacker Ben Heeney did something drastic to try to bring a little luck the Jayhawks' way…. He shaved his beard. The bearded Heeney has been a fixture around KU football for the past couple of seasons and the Hutchinson native ...

KU football coaching search still a long and winding road

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/mar/27/232352/ Talk to a dozen people and you'll get a dozen different opinions on which direction the Kansas University football program should go with its coaching hire. Check that, you'll probably get about two or three times that many because not only could you get a different name from each ...

The Day After: Rolling over Rider

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/24/kansas-basketball-v-rider/107524/ Monday night's final score would seem to indicate that all is well again with the Kansas University men's basketball program, and while that's true in many ways, this group remains a work in progress. KU coach Bill Self trotted out his fifth different starting lineup of the young season ...

The Day After: Oh no at OU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/22/kansas-football-v-oklahoma/107481/ The Kansas University football team was drubbed on the road by Oklahoma on Saturday and it seems safe to say that very few people really saw the 44-7 beat-down coming. For one, KU had built a little momentum of late, knocking off Iowa State in dominating fashion and nearly ...

KU QB Cummings playing through pain and proud of it

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/08/kansas-football-v-iowa-state/107161/ It's no secret that Kansas University quarterback Michael Cummings has been dealing with some kind of arm issue for the past few weeks, although you'd never know it from watching the guy play. Series after series, play after play, Cummings has picked himself up off the turf, hustled back ...

More signs of support for Clint Bowen popping up around town

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/nov/08/kansas-football-v-iowa-state/107162/ From the minute he was named interim head coach of the Kansas University football program, on the same day former KU coach Charlie Weis was fired, Clint Bowen brought something to the program that previous head coaches couldn't — a deep and real connection to Lawrence. That's not to ...

What caught my eye at Wednesday's KU football practice: Nov. 19

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/nov/19/282473/ I've been going to KU football practice for years now and, after a while, you start to wonder how much you really can see when you're there and, this coach or that coach, how different practices really can be. I don't wonder any more. Each week of the Clint ...

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