Tale of the Tait

East Coast Bias: KU safeties Chevy Graham, Tevin Shaw share past experiences

Matt Tait

Their bond comes because they occasionally feel like fish out of water, East Coast dudes living smack dab in the middle of the country. But Kansas University football players Chevy Graham and Tevin Shaw want everyone to know that there is a different between New York, where Graham calls home, ...

Uh oh: KU-Rutgers getting the wrong kind of attention

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/sep/05/296301/ They used to say these sorts of things about the annual KU-K-State battles but then Kansas State up and got good and now it's the Jayhawks holding down the fort for Sunflower State futility. The Toilet Bowl they called those games. But now it might have gotten worse. This ...

KU football coach David Beaty 'holding up great' no small feat

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/mar/24/288980/ Throughout preseason camp and the start of the 2015 season, I've mentioned on multiple occasions how the Kansas University football coaching staff — and, because of them, the KU players — seems like a group that is willing to embrace the hard work required to rebuild things at Kansas. ...

The Day After: A miserable night vs. Memphis

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/sep/12/kansas-football-v-memphis/112656/ A little more than five minutes into Saturday's game, the Kansas University football team held a 10-0 lead, had picked up a couple of stops on defense, forced a turnover and looked sharp on offense. For a brief period of time, Kansas actually looked like the better, more prepared ...

KU offensive line off to a solid start

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/sep/04/kansas-football-v-south-dakota-state/112616/ Any time an offensive line can get the view that Bryan Peters (76), De'Andre Banks (62) and Keyon Haughton (70) have in the picture above, things are are going well. That was absolutely the case for the Kansas offensive line in last week's season opener, which went down as ...

Cozart interception provides important look at QB's make up

Matt Tait

Saturday, in his first start of his junior season, quarterback Montell Cozart threw an interception early in the game that looked about as bad as an interception can look. As he dropped back and looked left, Cozart did not even seem to hesitate and fired the ball right to South ...

The Day After: Jacked by the Rabbits

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2015/sep/04/kansas-football-v-south-dakota-state/112578/ Trailing 31-7 with an eternity remaining in the second quarter of Saturday's 41-38 loss to South Dakota State, the Kansas University football team regrouped, restarted and waged a comeback that pulled them within three points twice during the second half. Big deal, right? I mean, this was South Dakota ...

KU unveils all-blue look for season opener

Matt Tait

Well, it looks like I can cross off one thing from my list of pre-game duties for tomorrow's Kansas University football opener against South Dakota State, 11 a.m. at Memorial Stadium. Instead of trying to get the earliest glimpse of what uniform combination the Jayhawks will be wearing when the ...

Country music star Jake Owen hits up KU football practice

Matt Tait

A simple drive to Colorado by a country music star turned into a memorable moment for the Kansas University football program and the musician. That was the way things unfolded Thursday afternoon, when country music's Jake Owen — of “Barefoot Blue Jean Night" fame — was on his way to ...

Does Air Raid = Air It Out? Eh, not exactly

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2015/aug/26/295851/ Air Raid Offense. Just the name alone brings with it visions of long bombs, deep passes and footballs flying. And while that might have been the way it was run in some of the more famous offenses that chose to run it, it does not necessarily mean that the ...

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