Tale of the Tait

Keegan vs. Tait: Week 11

Matt Tait

Despite having four picks different last week, Keegan and I wound up tied after missing two different games each. Seeing how I correctly picked the KU game and he did not, I lobbied with the ethics board for a bonus game, but to no avail. So that brings us to ...

Former KU great Jon Cornish named CFL's Most Outstanding Player

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2013/nov/22/264942/ Former Kansas University running back Jon Cornish, the school's single season rushing leader (1,457 yards in 2006), continues to add to his case as the most decorated professional football player. Cornish, a native of Canada and standout running back with the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders, on Thursday night ...

Time to give KU's much maligned O-Line some love

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/nov/16/ku-football-v-west-virginia/100889/ They were torn apart when things were not going well, so now that the tables have turned a little bit, it's time to praise them. We're talking about the Kansas University offensive line, of course, a group that, anchored by center Gavin Howard and buoyed by head coach Charlie ...

KU football coach Charlie Weis once considered coaching from the press box

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2013/sep/07/261142/ As the season slipped by and his offense continued to encounter road blocks, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis did everything he could think of to try to find a spark. From changing personnel to tweaking schemes and everything in between, Weis spent countless hours — often late into ...

Tweetcap from Monday, Nov. 18

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2013/nov/19/264823/ With the Kansas University football team knocking off West Virginia last week to snap its 27-game Big 12 losing streak, a lot of the talk early this week was much different than it has been in past weeks. Here's a look back at the past couple of days worth ...

Monday Rewind - West Virginia: Weis' willingness to change leads to KU victory

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2013/nov/16/ku-football-v-west-virginia/100885/ In an all orange auditorium tucked between Boone Pickens Stadium and Gallagher-Iba Arena a couple of weeks ago in Stillwater, Okla., Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis uttered a few words that hinted at the fact that he might be leaning toward changing his offense. “I think we know ...

Bill Self press conference notes from Nov. 18

Matt Tait

Bill Self's weekly press conference just wrapped. Here's a quick look back at some of the highlights, as the Jayhawks prepare to take on Iona at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Allen Fieldhouse. Full audio here **• Self: It's not too early to have an idea of what kind of ...

One-win Iowa State a 6-point favorite over Kansas; what a break for the Jayhawks

Matt Tait

It was just one win and the Jayhawks still are 1-27 in their last 28 Big 12 Conference games, but there was just something about it that gave people the feeling that Saturday's 31-19 victory over West Virginia might have been the turning point for the KU football program. Several ...

KU locker room explodes following Saturday win over West Virginia

Matt Tait

We get great access to the Kansas University football team following its games on Saturday, but we don't get to go into the locker room. Our interviews take place in the auditorium and lounge at the Anderson Family Football Complex. Thanks to the folks at KU Athletics, though, we were ...

Video from the celebration following KU's 31-19 victory over West Virginia

Matt Tait

The Kansas University football team snapped a 27-game losing streak with a 31-19 victory over West Virginia on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Here are a few sights and sounds from the field following the victory, including the fall of the goal posts toward the end of the celebration. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjgFFo-nVBk

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