Tale of the Tait

Monday Rewind: South Dakota

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/sep/07/ku-v-south-dakota/99517/ With six minutes left in Saturday's 31-14 victory over South Dakota and my mind starting to spin toward the upcoming deadline and all of the work that begins after the final horn sounds, I hit Twitter with a quick assessment of KU's season opener. The exercise was simple and ...

Keegan vs. Tait: This time college football picks get personal...

Matt Tait

I've worked at the Journal-World since July 2007 and been covering KU football, at least in some fashion, since 2008, which means I've been making picks on college football games — at least on the record — for the past five seasons. During a couple of those years I finished ...

Dissecting KU's defensive line and wondering if the best is yet to come for Marquel Combs

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/aug/09/ku-football-practice-aug-9/99173/ By now, you've surely all heard that the Kansas University football team's first-string defensive line will be made up of four players who have been in the program for at least a year. Saturday night, when the Jayhawks take the field for the season opener against South Dakota — ...

13 things we'll find out about KU football during the 2013 season

Matt Tait

It's game week. Finally. And after watching most of the rest of the college football world open its season last week — pretty wild that North Dakota State spoiled a season opener for another Sunflower State team on Saturday night, eh? — the Kansas University football team gets to join ...

My post-camp KU football depth chart projection

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/aug/08/ku-football-practice/99155/ As hard as it is to believe it's already here, the Kansas University football program's fall camp wrapped up Friday and the Jayhawks are now headed into full preparation mode for the 2013 season. What that entails are two different weeks of preparation for Week 1, Sept. 7 vs. ...

What caught my eye at Day 16 of KU football's fall camp

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2013/aug/23/260433/ Friday morning marked the start of the final day of fall camp and the final day of media access to practice for the 2013 season. With that in mind, I tried to treat the 20 minutes I was out there as more of a retrospective session and did my ...

Potential QB transfer part of What Caught My Eye at Day 14 of KU football fall camp

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2013/aug/21/260340/ It was business as usual on the practice field for the Kansas University football team this morning. But a person standing on the sidelines watching made this morning's session unique. T.J. Millweard, a red-shirt freshman quarterback at UCLA who has decided to leave southern California, was in town on ...

What caught my eye at Day 13 of KU football's fall camp

Matt Tait

He may not have been wearing full pads like the rest of his KU teammates, but cornerback Kevin Short was at today's practice. Short, a juco transfer from Fort Scott C.C., has been waiting all summer to get to Lawrence and doing a solid job of keeping people updated on ...

What caught my eye at Day 12 of KU football's fall camp

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2013/aug/19/260212/ ***Note:** Day 11 of fall camp was Sunday but it was not open to the media, that's why this blog skips from Day 10 to Day 12.* It looked like Medicine Ball Monday out at the KU practice fields this morning, as three different position groups used different sizes ...

What caught my eye at Day 10 of KU football's fall camp

Matt Tait

For the second day in a row we got to check out some extended KU football practice action. This time it came in the form of a 100-play scrimmage that featured all four KU QBs taking a handful of drives against the first- second- and third-string defenses. For the most ...

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