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Te'o fiasco reveals KU football coach Charlie Weis' true character

Matt Tait

Did you hear what Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis had to say about the whole Manti Te'o mess? Well, in case you missed it, here are Weis' comments: “–––––––––––––––” During the past couple of weeks, as the story about the Notre Dame linebacker and his relationship with a girlfriend ...

Realignment Today: How nothing and something can be happening at the same time

Matt Tait

During the past couple of weeks, I've been approached by dozens of people who have asked me why I haven't written much lately about conference realignment, or at least what's left of this latest round. The reason is simple: Nothing's happening. Now when I say nothing, I mean nothing of ...

KU football finds way into offseason conversations despite rough 2012 season

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/oct/27/243753/ The other day I came across a blog from ESPN.com's Big 12 football blogger, David Ubben, that was titled, ”The Big 12's most improved players of 2012.” Naturally, my first thought was something along the lines of, “Huh, I wonder if any Jayhawks made the list.” Now usually when ...

What we've learned about KU football coach Charlie Weis' recruiting style

Matt Tait

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2012/09/08/ku_fbc_rice_nk_04.jpg With the second national signing day of the Charlie Weis era at Kansas University now just two weeks away, it seems like a good time to quickly go over some of the main things we've learned about Weis' recruiting strategy. We all know that the second-year coach can walk ...

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 ...

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