Tale of the Tait

Deep breaths: Beaty's history shows hiring coaches a strength

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/oct/03/297480/ I have yet to find a single person with interest in the goings on of the Kansas University football program who is willing to say that second-year head coach David Beaty losing five full-time assistants after just one season is a good thing. But I’ve found plenty who are ...

The Day After: Surviving the Octagon

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/feb/20/kansas-basketball-v-kansas-state/116029/ The Kansas University men’s basketball team — particularly its key juniors — picked up a big victory in Manhattan on Saturday, 72-63 over K-State, the first win in Bramlage Coliseum for guys like Wayne Selden, Frank Mason and Brannen Greene. After a slow and sloppy start by both teams, ...

KU football coaching defections not yet a reason to panic

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/aug/14/295440/ There are two ways to look at the recent departure of three of Kansas University football assistant coaches who spent just one year in Lawrence working for head coach David Beaty. The first is the glass-half-full approach and it says: "It sure is a bummer to lose these coaches ...

The Day After: Crushing the Cowboys

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/feb/15/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma-state/115880/ I’ll be the first to admit that I thought Monday’s KU-Oklahoma State game was going to be dreadfully boring, largely because I thought Kansas was going to absolutely destroy the Cowboys. And even though the 94-67 final score indicated exactly that — even worse than the 85-59 outcome I ...

The Day After: Oh, wow at OU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/feb/12/kansas-basketball-v-oklahoma/115733/ Before you read what you’re about to read, keep in mind that it was written with the belief that Oklahoma is one heck of a basketball team and, quite possibly, the best team in the country this year. Having said that, it would have been next to impossible to ...

Guarding Buddy Hield: The who and how of it for Kansas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2016/jan/04/301398/ The last time they played, one of the things I was most excited about watching was how Kansas decided to guard Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield. And by saying that, I’m going on the assumption that Hield is, in fact, guardable. The Jayhawks tried a handful of different looks, with Frank ...

An appreciation of all things Landen Lucas

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/feb/09/kansas-basketball-v-west-virginia/115608/ So this is what it took for the legion of Kansas basketball fans who had spent most of the 2015-16 season — and, really, the past couple of years — trashing every move that Landen Lucas made and begging Bill Self to keep him off the floor and out ...

Harris, Talib offer bright spot during dark days of KU football

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/dec/23/301083/ Sunday night was a good night for fans of Kansas University football. However short the moment might have been, the few hours that made up and followed the Denver Broncos’ 24-10 victory over Carolina in Super Bowl 50 gave KU fans an opportunity to brag on a couple of ...

The Day After: Total domination at TCU

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/feb/05/kansas-basketball-v-tcu/115551/ The three-game road losing streak is over, the Kansas Jayhawks are back on track and they have roughly a day or two — maybe little more than the length of today’s Super Bowl — to actually enjoy it. Because if anyone on this team thinks that the efforts they ...

Did Bill Self overreact to Brannen Greene's dunk vs. K-State?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2016/feb/03/kansas-basketball-v-kansas-state/115491/ Did Bill Self overreact to Brannen Greene’s meaningless and unnecessary dunk in the final seconds of Wednesday’s blowout victory over Kansas State? The thought had not even crossed my mind until I was flipping channels Thursday morning looking for a little Super Bowl coverage to kick-start my day. There, ...

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