KU Football

David Beaty, KU football players support basketball counterparts in KC

Kansas City, Mo. ? Three days before the start of spring practice, Kansas football players and coaches had basketball on their minds — at least for a little while — Thursday at the Power & Light District.Third-year head coach David Beaty brought staff members and some of the ...

Spring practices just around corner for KU football

Back in late January, the anticipation finally got to Kansas football receiver Daylon Charlot, leading him to begin hitting up teammates with the question on his mind. “When do we put our pads on?” Charlot would inquire, feeling impatient about returning to the field in 2017 after sitting ...

David Beaty announces KU’s new strength coach

Currently operating within a crucial portion of the college football offseason, Kansas head coach David Beaty wasted no time in filling a staff vacancy.Beaty announced Thursday the addition of Zac Woodfin as director of strength and conditioning, roughly two weeks after Je’Ney Jackson moved ...

Montell Cozart transferring from Kansas

No longer a part of the Kansas football team’s plans at quarterback, former starter Montell Cozart announced Tuesday afternoon his intentions to transfer.Cozart tweeted out his decision, contained within a detailed note in which he thanked KU staff members and called his time at the ...

Tony Hull creating national buzz for KU football

When a football program such as Kansas — which hasn’t posted a winning record in eight seasons or won more than three games in seven — starts landing commitments from four-star prospects and appearing on national top-10 lists dedicated to recruiting success, those following the sport ...

Defensive line coach Jesse Williams officially joins KU football staff

Looking to bring an experienced defensive assistant to his third Kansas football staff, head coach David Beaty officially announced Friday the addition of former Ohio defensive line coach Jesse Williams.During the past five seasons of a coaching career spanning 20-plus years, Williams worked on ...

Another Louisiana prospect backs out of initial commitment to KU football

And then there were four.Once a group of six, the number of Class of 2018 Louisiana prospects committed to the Kansas football program again shrank on Thursday, when three-star defensive lineman Nelson Jenkins announced his intentions to play closer to home, at LSU.“I’d like to thank (head ...

Beaty reportedly ready to add new D-line coach

It didn’t take David Beaty long to find a new defensive line coach. Days after news of Michael Slater’s departure from the Kansas football staff emerged, his replacement was identified.Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant reported Wednesday night KU intends to add Jesse Williams as its fourth D-line ...

Receiver Daylon Charlot left Alabama to make ‘big impact’ at Kansas

A four-star recruit out of Patterson, Louisiana, Daylon Charlot lived through an experience about which the vast majority of high school football players can only dream. An elite wide receiver sought after by many of the nation’s top college programs, Charlot signed with the ultimate ...

KU football spring game set for April 15

In just a couple of months, fans looking for a sneak peek at David Beaty’s third Kansas football team will get their chance when the Jayhawks invite the public into Memorial Stadium for their annual spring game.KU’s 15-practice spring schedule is set to begin in mid-March and the offseason ...

Strength coach, defensive line coach leaving Kansas football program

Kansas football coach David Beaty’s 2017 coaching staff isn’t quite fully assembled after all.Highly regarded strength and conditioning coach Je’Ney Jackson is leaving the coaching field, according to multiple sources from inside the athletic department, for a job in the medical ...

Four-star WR Chase decommits from KU football

Serving as a reminder of just how mercurial the college football recruiting world can be, Kansas coaches learned Sunday night one of the touted Louisiana prospects who committed to join the Jayhawks just over a week ago has decided to back out.Four-star receiver Ja’Marr Chase, who on Feb. 4 ...

With QB spot not guaranteed, Stanley keeping true to himself

After sitting out and playing only on the scout team during his first year in the University of Kansas football program, quarterback Carter Stanley began his redshirt freshman season this past fall as the odd man out — the third quarterback on a team rotating two others in and out of the ...

Tom Keegan: Third staff the charm for David Beaty

Early in David Beaty’s tenure as head football coach at Kansas, athletic director Sheahon Zenger mentioned in passing but with confidence that it had been his experience that it takes until a coach’s third year to get his staff just right.I made a mental note to revisit Zenger on that topic ...

Kansas football adds commitment from Missouri defensive lineman

Less than a week after adding the first player in the 2018 recruiting class, the Kansas football team picked up its eighth pledge Thursday. Cartez Crook-Jones, a three-star defensive end from Grandview, Mo., announced on Twitter that he was committing to play for the Jayhawks. Kansas coach ...

Promotion to associate head coach earns Tony Hull huge raise

The Kansas athletic department made another serious commitment to improving its football program Tuesday when it more than doubled the salary of running backs coach and standout recruiter Tony Hull, who also received a new title.David Beaty announced on his Twitter account that he had promoted ...

KU football’s Tony Hull promoted to associate head coach

Second-year Kansas running backs coach Tony Hull sent shockwaves through the college football recruiting world last week by landing a large group of commitments from Louisiana, his home state.On Wednesday, KU head coach David Beaty announced on Twitter that Hull was promoted to associate head ...