Tale of the Tait

The Day After: A doozy in D.C.

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/dec/10/kansas-basketball-v-georgetown/107931/ Wednesday night's 75-70 victory over Georgetown in Washington D.C., sure seemed like the most entertaining KU game of the year so far. It featured two teams that each threw five guys onto the floor at pretty much all times who competed their butts off on every possession, for points, ...

2015 Jayhawks have some talent but may lack depth

Matt Tait

New KU football coach David Beaty on Monday made it clear that he understood the challenges he was stepping into by taking the job to lead the Jayhawks in 2015 and beyond. Although the list is long and includes everything from production on the field to mending fences off of ...

Introducing new KU football coach David "What you see is what you get" Beaty

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/dec/08/283407/ It can be tough to condense 45 minutes of emotion, one-liners, laughs and handshakes into a few words, but newly named KU football coach David Beaty made it easy. Before we go on, let me remind you that there is no way of knowing how Beaty's time at Kansas ...

The Day After: Chomping the Gators

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2014/dec/05/kansas-basketball-v-florida/107855/ KU fans joked across Twitter that newly named football coach David Beaty deserved at least some of the credit for inspiring the Jayhawks' comeback victory over Florida at Allen Fieldhouse on Friday night, and why not? Until Beaty took the floor at halftime to say hello to the KU ...

Coaching Search 2014: David Beaty an attractive hire in many ways

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2009/jul/27/174787/ When I woke up this morning, I figured it would be just another normal day on the Kansas University coaching search trail. The hire seemed to be at least a few days away and my objective was to call some more sources and find out what people were hearing ...

Coaching Search 2014: David Beaty emerges as leading candidate; hire could come soon

Matt Tait

**10:48 a.m. Update:** It looks like the timeline for the the KU coaching hire has moved up drastically and, according to multiple sources, an announcement could come as soon as this afternoon. It looks as if Texas A&M recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach David Beaty has emerged as the ...

Coaching Search 2014: Another hypothetical example of the trickle-down effect

Matt Tait

**1:44 p.m. update:** There was a Tweet out there — isn't there always? — that said that the KU job had been offered to Ohio State assistant coach Ed Warinner. I talked to plenty of sources today, both before and after the Tweet, who said no offer has been made ...

Coaching Search 2014: Could elite openings elsewhere be a factor?

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2014/nov/22/282578/ When covering a coaching search, it's important to keep in mind the entire college football landscape because what happens one place with one opening can impact what happens at another in a hurry. That's certainly true at Kansas University and has been during each of the past two searches ...

Is the Big 12 really rooting for Missouri football this weekend? You bet.

Matt Tait

All right, so the Kansas University football season is officially over and all of the attention around here seems to be on the coaching search that is heating up by the minute and figures to take a few wild twists and turns in the next 10 days or so. But ...

Coaching Search 2014: There's a new No. 1 on the updated percentage wheel

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2011/apr/18/212302/ When Charlie Weis was fired on Sept. 28 and this whole Kansas University football coaching search first got rolling — the third such endeavor by KU since 2009 — there was one name that I always used to answer the question, “So who's gonna be the next coach?” It ...

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