Tale of the Tait

What caught my eye at Wednesday's practice: Aug. 13

Matt Tait

It's been a lot of firsts for the Kansas University football program this week and Wednesday morning brought another: First day of two-a-days. Session one kicked off early this morning at 9 a.m. and, appropriately, they kicked things off with “Let's Get It Started” from the Black Eyed Peas. It's ...

KU football unveils "Crimson Chrome" uniforms

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/12/277509/ The Kansas University football program late Tuesday night released yet another new-look uniform which will be worn during the upcoming season. The uniform, dubbed Crimson Chrome features red pants, red jerseys, a red helmet (complete with a chrome face mask) with a huge Jayhawk head on the top and ...

What caught my eye at Tuesday's practice: Aug. 12

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/12/277503/ Pads were popping and it finally looked like the first day of football season at the Kansas University practice fields on Tuesday. The Jayhawks, after four days of drills in jerseys, helmets and shells, strapped on pads for the first time and showed a different look. Some guys maintained ...

What caught my eye at Monday's practice: Aug. 11

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/11/277439/ We're getting closer to seeing what this team looks like in full pads... Monday marked the first day with shoulder pads at KU football camp and, starting Tuesday, they'll be allowed to suit up in full gear. Coaches have said for decades that the one sure way to tell ...

What caught my eye at Saturday's practice: Aug. 9

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/09/277401/ Saturday marked Day 2 of preseason camp for KU football. Still no pads (per NCAA rules), but still plenty of action to take in during the 20 minutes of practice open to the media. We're fortunate enough to get this kind of first-hand look at the team nearly every ...

What caught my eye at Friday's practice: Aug. 8

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2014/aug/08/277388/ The first day of practice for the Kansas University football team meant the first chance to get a look at the newcomers and made-over faces who make up this year's roster. For some reason, I always find myself drawn to the offensive linemen during these deals. Could be because ...

Tracking the progress at Memorial Stadium, Part III

Matt Tait

With fall camp set to open at the end of the week, construction on the new turf going down in place of the old track at Memorial Stadium is nearing its completion. Construction crews began installing the turf on Thursday morning and are expected to tie together the final touches ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 2 - WR Tony Pierson

Matt Tait

Here's the second-to-last installment of our series that examines the Jayhawks who stand to have the biggest impact for KU football this fall: http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2012/oct/27/243753/ No. 2: Tony Pierson, Senior WR --------------------------------- We know what Pierson is all about and we know how good he can be. The same was true ...

Jayhawks set as 100-1 long shots to win Big 12 football title

Matt Tait

What do Kansas, NC State, Boston College, Wake Forest, Iowa State, Indiana, Maryland, Purdue and Illinois all have in common? Sure, they're colleges whose basketball programs have carried the torch for the entire athletic department during recent years. But that's not it. All of those programs — and a few ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks: No. 4 - DL Michael Reynolds

Matt Tait

Here's the latest installment in our series that examines the Jayhawks who stand to have the biggest impact for KU football this fall: http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/oct/12/263051/ No. 4: Michael Reynolds, Senior Buck ------------------------------------ You can't help but get the feeling, when thinking about senior defensive lineman Michael Reynolds, that the past four ...

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