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Tale of the Tait

Clint Bowen tapped to coach KU linebackers; replaces DeMontie Cross, who is headed to TCU

Matt Tait

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2012/09/01/ku_fbc_sdsu_nk_19.jpg **1:02 p.m. Update:** KU coach Charlie Weis moved fast in replacing TCU-bound linebackers DeMontie Cross, announcing Friday afternoon that current assistant coach Clint Bowen would slide into the role vacated by Cross. Here's the official statement from KU: *---Kansas head football coach Charlie Weis announced Friday that special teams ...

Oh my! Manti Te'o story takes new and horrible twist

Matt Tait

During the 13 months that I’ve covered him, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis has proven himself to be 100 percent honest. It’s one of his most solid characteristics and one of the things on which he prides himself. Another is his ability to read people, build relationships and have ...

Relatively quiet offseason bodes well for KU football program

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/aug/01/238613/ In 2009, fans of Kansas University football watched the unfolding of a witch hunt that quickly turned into the departure of one coach and the search for another. A year later, a good chunk of the offseason was spent trying to explain what happened under first-year coach Turner Gill ...

Confused about the status of KU football target Reeve Koehler? You're not alone.

Matt Tait

By now, many of you surely have realized that St. Louis High offensive lineman Reeve Koehler, of Honolulu, did not actually announce his college decision at last weekend’s U.S. Army All-Star Game. He still hasn’t, in fact, and there are a couple of reasons why. First, he’s still taking and ...

Sights and sounds from KU's stellar day on the recruiting trail

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/dec/19/246532/ **7:16 p.m. Update:** Four-star offensive lineman Josiah St. John, the No. 6 junior college player in the country according to ESPN, announced via Twitter just a few moments ago that he had picked Oklahoma over Kansas. Here's the Tweet: *"I made my decision I'm deciding to take my talents ...

What's next for KU football's red-hot recruiting?

Matt Tait

By now, I’m sure at least a few of you have checked the connection on your computers and stared down Twitter to make sure you didn’t miss another Kansas University football commitment. You didn’t. It just may feel that way. Beginning with an oral commitment from kicker Trevor Pardula on ...

Realignment Today: 3:02 p.m. Update - ACC issues statement as talk about further Big Ten expansion continues

Matt Tait

**3:02 p.m. Update:** Well, by now I'm sure many of you have heard that the ACC issued a joint statement which indicated that the rumors about ACC schools going to other conferences are false. That's what they're saying, anyway. Here's the link: http://www.theacc.com/genrel/120612aab.html I applaud the ACC for saying something, ...

Realignment Today: Is Florida State still in play for potential Big 12 expansion?

Matt Tait

I’m still working on that granting of rights story to help bring a little clarity to the issue of why KU and the rest of the Big 12 schools can’t or, more likely, won’t leave for another conference any time soon. I’ll make sure you all see that when it’s ...

What caught my eye at Wednesday's practice: Nov. 28

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/nov/28/245503/ Seeing how Wednesday night’s KU football practice was the last one I’ll be at until next spring — that’s if KU coach **Charlie Weis** is kind enough to let us observe again — I figured I’d spend my time watching the one position that I think could be the ...

Realignment Today: 3:44 p.m. update — KU coach Bill Self chimes in on realignment; ACC expansion and more rumors from Big Ten country

Matt Tait

**3:44 p.m. Update:** Still working on a few things and waiting on a few calls to see if I can get some more info on all of this, but nearly all of the people I have talked to continue to point to the Big 12's comfort at 10 teams as ...

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