Tale of the Tait

What caught my eye at Day 8 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices

Matt Tait

We talked to WR coach Klint Kubiak earlier in the day Friday so I guess it was only natural that I spent my time at practice this afternoon watching Kubiak and his crew. The vets on the coaching staff all really like Kubiak and believe he has a bright future. ...

A mid-August look at KU's first-team offense and defense

Matt Tait

Trying to predict the make-up of any team's depth chart can be a pretty tricky deal. Especially at a place like Kansas in a year like this, when so many positions are full of unproven players, newcomers and true freshmen trying to make a name for themselves and impress their ...

What caught my eye at Day 7 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices

Matt Tait

Thursday turned into Corey King day at KU football practice, the eighth practice on the seventh day of preseason camp. Nobody knew it would become King day when the sun rose on Thursday and the 6-foot-1, 295-pound defensive tackle who is transferring to KU from Miami, Florida, did not actually ...

What caught my eye at Day 6 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices

Matt Tait

By Matt Tait mtait@ljworld.com Wednesday was the first set of two-a-day practices for the Kansas University football team this preseason camp and KU coach David Beaty said that gave him another opportunity to see which guys were ready to step up and which guys were simply going through the motions. ...

What caught my eye at Day 5 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices

Matt Tait

Tuesday was the first day of preseason camp when the Jayhawks got to go in full pads and although that didn't mean much during the special teams and stretching drills, you definitely could tell when the coaches blew the horn for the team portion of practice. Pads popped, guys hit ...

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. ...

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