Tale of the Tait

What caught my eye at Tuesday's practice: Sept. 4

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/sep/04/240663/ It was another hot one on the practice fields at Kansas University on Tuesday, as the Jayhawks went through drills under the scorching sun with temperatures that soared above the 100-degree mark on the field. During his weekly radio show on Monday night, KU coach **Charlie Weis** talked the ...

Monday Rewind: South Dakota State

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/galleries/2012/sep/01/ku-v-south-dakota-state/93065/ Sometime today — probably much earlier than right now, because that’s how he likes to do things — Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis will put down the notes from Saturday’s 31-17 victory over South Dakota State, walk away from the game film that he probably has watched multiple ...

Prediction Time: KUSports.com staffers forecast 2012 football season

Matt Tait

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2012/08/11/ku_fbc_fanprac_jy_01.jpg I’m generally not a big fan of prediction columns. At least not the ones that go game-by-game and pretend to breakdown things that, by the time some of the games roll around, may not wind up mattering anyway. But that does not mean I don’t have a prediction for ...

SDSU coach John Stiegelmeier says QB Austin Sumner will not play vs. Jayhawks

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/aug/31/240387/ The South Dakota State football team will be without reigning Missouri Valley Conference freshman of the year Saturday when the Jackrabbits take on Kansas at 6:06 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Just before his team’s walk-through on Friday, SDSU coach John Stiegelmeier told the Journal-World that sophomore quarterback Austin Sumner ...

KU football team ready to "dance" again

Matt Tait

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2012/04/28/ku_fbc_spring_game_25.jpg It’s been 353 days since the Kansas University football team last won a game, and you can bet there was some dancing after that one. The date of KU’s last football victory was Sept. 10, 2011, the game was at home against Northern Illinois, and the Jayhawks topped the ...

What caught my eye at Wednesday's practice

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/aug/29/240313/ The hot sun returned to KU football practice for the second day in a row Wednesday, making temperatures on the field soar above 100 degrees and the vibe around practice feel a lot more like the final days of August. As was the case at Tuesday’s practice, Wednesday’s intensity ...

What caught my eye at Tuesday's practice

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/aug/28/240267/ It did not take long to figure out that things were different out at practice today. Pads popped, coaches barked and the theme of it all just seemed a little more intense. Makes sense. The season opener is just four days away. “Game week, game week, game week,” offensive ...

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby both hopeful and confident that calm has taken over conference realignment

Matt Tait

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2012/07/23/AP595858386651.jpg Thursday afternoon, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby made a visit to Lawrence, one of 10 stops the new commish plans to make on conference campuses by the end of September. It was refreshing to see the league commissioner stand in front of the room and not be peppered with ...

What caught my eye at Day 20 of Fall Practice

Matt Tait

http://www2.kusports.com/users/photos/2012/aug/22/239950/ **10:31 p.m. Update:** As promised, here are some of the comments from KU defensive coordinator **Dave Campo** regarding WR/CB **JaCorey Shepherd**: *“It’s not a permanent thing,” Campo said of Shepherd’s switch. “We’re trying to develop some depth at a lot of different positions. When you’ve got young guys as ...

What caught my eye at Day 19 of Fall Practice

Matt Tait

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2011/09/03/ku_fbc_mcneese19.jpg Tuesday afternoon provided the ultimate return on making the trek to Kansas University football practice day after day during the preseason. As the team broke into position groups to work on individual drills, I found myself watching the wide receivers. Specifically, I had my eye on freshman **Tre' Parmalee**, ...

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