KU Football

‘It’s a new unit’ — KU’s O-linemen plan to move past dreadful 2020

Throughout a winless 2020 season, the Kansas football team’s offensive line suffered through so many losing battles at the point of attack that the Jayhawks rarely were able to avoid blowout defeats. While no one is denying those issues existed, the hope among KU’s O-linemen this year is ...

NCAA announces passage of new one-time transfer exemption rule

Starting next season, major college football and basketball players will be permitted to transfer one time before graduating without being required to sit out a year of competition. The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to change the long-standing rule that has often deterred players in ...

Taiwan Berryhill, KU linebackers gaining confidence this spring

The Kansas football defense could end up relying a lot on a pair of relatively new inside linebackers this year. Between former safety Nate Betts switching positions during the offseason and Taiwan Berryhill moving inside late during his freshman year, the Jayhawks hope those two can bolster a ...

Notebook: Veterans making coaching transition as smooth as possible for KU football

When the University of Kansas parted ways with Les Miles in early March, the football team’s players didn’t know what the future would hold. And while the coaching transition remains unfinished more than a month later, Sam Burt said he and other veterans did their best to make the process ...

Class of 2021 recruit Andrew Simpson released from letter of intent with KU

The Kansas football team’s incoming freshman class will have one fewer member than expected. Andrew Simpson, a Class of 2021 linebacker who signed with the Jayhawks this past December, announced Wednesday he had been granted a release from his letter of intent. “I look forward to another ...

Amauri Pesek-Hickson provides scant hints on how new OC will use KU’s RBs

In a program mired in uncertainty, few aspects of the Kansas football team’s 2021 season feel more settled than the running back position — even if the Jayhawks don’t want to reveal the particulars of how new offensive coordinator Mike DeBord wants to make use of the backs. “I can’t ...

Kickoff, attendance plans set for KU football’s first spring game in 2 years

It won’t be called “Late Night Under the Lights,” and there will be no postgame Rick Ross concert, but there will be fans at the first Kansas football spring game in two years. KU announced Tuesday night that the May 1 open scrimmage will kick off at 6 p.m. at David Booth Kansas Memorial ...

Emmett Jones pleased with Jayhawks’ progress through 5 spring practices

Now a third of the way through the 15-practice spring schedule, interim Kansas football coach Emmett Jones left Saturday’s session convinced the Jayhawks are on the right track. “A lot of flying around, a lot of energy. Guys getting after each other, plenty of physicality going on. Guys ...

Jayhawks’ QBs splitting reps during spring practices

In the early stages of what very well might be a lengthy quarterback competition for the Kansas football team in 2021, a number of contenders are getting their chances to make their case for the job. Sophomore Jalon Daniels, who started in six of nine games for the Jayhawks in 2020, said ...

AD Travis Goff addresses KU football team after Thursday’s spring practice

New University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff made his second appearance at a KU football practice on just his third day on the job Thursday. And this time Goff addressed the players to conclude his visit. Super-senior Chris Hughes told reporters following the latest closed practice, ...

KU football’s 2021 roster features an abundance of sophomores, freshmen

Whether it’s Emmett Jones or someone else leading the Kansas football program when the season begins in September, the Jayhawks will be taking a youthful roster into their 2021 schedule. Even counting the eight players who used the NCAA’s blanket waiver for an extra year of eligibility, KU ...

Three takeaways from Travis Goff’s introductory press conference

http://www2.kusports.com/photos/2021/apr/05/332356/ Travis Goff was formally introduced as the new athletic director at Kansas Wednesday morning at the Lied Center. Goff, who is a 2002 graduate of the University of Kansas and native of Dodge City, is the fifth AD hired by Kansas since the ...