Tale of the Tait

The need for speed: Who are the fastest players on the KU football roster?

Matt Tait

Ever since Tony Pierson left after the 2014 season, fans of KU football have had a difficult time pinpointing exactly who the fastest player on the team has been. Pierson, a former four-star speed demon out of East St. Louis, who enjoyed a solid but injury-plagued four-year career with the ...

Kansas football enjoying a terrific time for the tight end

Matt Tait

It’s been a while since the Kansas University football program had a tight end that put fear into opponents and made plays all over the field. Jimmay Mundine, who last played in 2014, certainly had his moments and improved a great deal from the beginning of his career to the ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 20 - RB Denzell Evans

Matt Tait

It can be a little risky to put a newcomer or unknown player on the list of the 25 most crucial Jayhawks, but occasionally a perfect situation pops up that makes it easy to do. That's the case with No. 20 on the list, a soon-to-be transfer from Arkansas, who, ...

KU football coach David Beaty shows off recruiting game

Matt Tait

By now, you've surely heard, read or been told about second-year Kansas football coach David Beaty's reputation as a recruiter. With strong ties throughout the state of Texas and an energetic, enthusiastic and infectious personality, Beaty, throughout his career, has made building relationships with players, coaches, recruits, fans and administrators ...

Draft night snub sets up perfect storm for Wayne Selden

Matt Tait

http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/2015/feb/02/287703/ Jump with me, for a minute, into the mind of Wayne Selden to see why not getting drafted might actually wind up being the best thing that could have happened to the former Jayhawk’s chances at a pro career. Here’s why. Selden, as you know, has always been the ...

NBA Draft delivers latest reasons NBA, NCAA should tweak draft rules

Matt Tait

One day, who knows how long from now, we’ll be talking about the NBA/NCAA 2-year rule like it was always in place. That rule, which would require any player who chooses to attend college to stay a minimum of two years, does not exist yet, of course, but after watching ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 21 - DE Anthony Olobia

Matt Tait

The end of the first week of our summer series brings us to our first defensive veteran, Anthony Olobia. Although Olobia has played just one season in a KU uniform, he has been in Lawrence for two seasons and is heading into his third after two standout seasons at junior ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 22 - WR Steven Sims Jr.

Matt Tait

It took a few days, but we've reached our first play maker on offense in this year's summer series that lists the 25 most crucial Jayhawks for 2016. It's no secret that scoring points, snagging first downs and producing on offense has been a challenge for the Jayhawks during recent ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 24 - CB Kyle Mayberry

Matt Tait

It's time for the second installment of this summer's Most Crucial Jayhawks list and, [after starting off on the offensive side of the ball at arguably the most important position on the team on Monday,][1] we hop over to defense for No. 24. When you're coming off of an 0-12 ...

Is KU football facing a favorable schedule?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/mar/26/289109/ Finally, the Kansas football team may be catching a break. It’s been a rough six seasons for the Jayhawks, who have piled up losses at a record pace since enjoying wild success under former head coach Mark Mangino. And there’s no doubting that in order to crawl out from ...

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