Tale of the Tait

Preseason projection says KU's 2013 football schedule loaded with bowl teams once again

Matt Tait

According to Jerry Palm of CBSsports.com, the 2013 season will be another rough one for the Kansas University football team. It's not that Palm projected the Jayhawks to win just one or two games — he may, but that's not what's in the news today — but rather that Palm ...

Realignment Today: Does the ACC's granting of rights agreement mean realignment is finally finished?

Matt Tait

During the past couple of weeks, I've been asked a few times when I was going to do another conference realignment update in the wake of the ACC announcing its granting of rights agreement that will run through 2026-27. I certainly understand the interest, and, yes, the ACC news was ...

Dates, times for Weis' regional Kansas Football Preview Party tour

Matt Tait

Last year, KU coach Charlie Weis spent the month of May touring the state to drum up support for his new football program. This year, Weis is taking his show farther afield. KU recently announced the dates of an eight-city regional tour that includes stops at several major KU alumni ...

NFL Free Agent Tracker: Chiefs invite 3 Jayhawks to mini-camp; 3 others earn shots elsewhere

Matt Tait

Moments ago the identity of the NFL Draft's 38th Mr. Irrelevant was revealed, marking the end of a seven-round affair that saw KU offensive lineman Tanner Hawkinson get picked by Cincinnati with the 23rd pick in the 5th round. Bradley McDougald, the other Jayhawk most likely to get drafted, was ...

How Jake Heaps' big spring game was different from Dayne Crist's in 2012

Matt Tait

For the second year in a row, last Saturday's Kansas University football spring game featured a strong performance from a new quarterback to whom KU fans, coaches and players alike have tied their wagon for the upcoming season. So, for the second year in a row, I wrote about the ...

Weis releases KU football spring game format

Matt Tait

The weather outside might not be a good indicator, but, yes, we are just a few days away from KU football's annual spring game at Memorial Stadium. *-- Despite today's wintry weather, the good news is that the forecast calls for sunny and 60s on Saturday, so hang in there ...

Annual KU football coaching clinic mixes good entertainment with wealth of knowledge and coaching advice

Matt Tait

The Kansas University football program wrapped up its annual coaching clinic on Saturday with the back end of a two-day clinic that drew dozens of college and high school coaches from around the area and focused on everything from X's and O's to the way KU coach Charlie Weis and ...

What caught my eye at Tuesday's practice: April 2

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2013/apr/02/252452/ Tuesday marked the first practice of the spring that was open to the media and instead of the usual 20 minutes of stretching and warm-ups, KU coach Charlie Weis opened the door and pulled back the curtain for the entire hour-and-40-minute session. A good chunk near the end was ...

KU becomes pioneer in using virtual reality to enhance football program

Matt Tait

I just received a news release from KU that forced me to do a double-take. Turns out what I thought I read the first time actually was true. KU has become the first NCAA program to incorporate virtual-reality training into its regular routine of preparing its student-athletes for competition. The ...

Why KU-Carolina won't happen

Matt Tait

Let me start out by saying that the whole idea for this blog entry was born from the simple belief, of this writer at least, that North Carolina coach Roy Williams is a good person. Having grown up in Lawrence and hung around with his son, Scott, I know this ...

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