KU Football

Kansas LB Dru Prox’s production being tracked carefully — just not by him

While Kansas linebacker Dru Prox is in the process of racking up tackles on game days, he isn’t exactly keeping track. But by the time a stat sheet reaches his hands afterward, Prox is likely to already know the exact numbers attached to his production. “Usually my mom will send that ...

A look at KU’s personnel usage through 3 games under Les Miles

Nothing changed about the offensive game plan in Week 3, at least according to Kansas head coach Les Miles. Of course, we are all calling Miles’ bluff considering KU’s offense looked drastically different in its 48-24 win at Boston College last Friday. The Jayhawks scored six offensive ...

KU adds 3rd commitment for 2021 with pledge from WR Jaddai Henry

A few days after a victory at Boston College that seemed promising for the Kansas football program’s immediate future, the Jayhawks received some potentially good news for down the road with another commitment for 2021. Jaddai Henry, a 6-foot-4 junior receiver at Hebron High (Texas), ...

More receivers, space and RPO calls allow Kansas RBs to thrive

The Kansas football team’s receivers and quarterback weren’t the only ones who benefited from the offense spreading the field at Boston College, where the Jayhawks often lined up with three or four receivers. The resulting spacing allowed KU running backs Khalil Herbert and Pooka Williams ...

Matt Tait: Hopping off the roller coaster the next step for Kansas football

The first three weeks of Kansas football have provided an interesting case study in riding the proverbial roller coaster. Twists and turns, peaks and valleys and thrills and chills all have been a part of the Jayhawks’ 2-1 start under new head coach Les Miles. But 2-1 is 2-1 and, at least ...

Notebook: KU victory at BC uniquely satisfying for Jayhawks

True, the scarcity of Kansas football victories during the previous three years reduces the number of viable candidates, but a couple of key veterans didn’t mind identifying the Jayhawks’ win at Boston College as the most significant they’ve experienced. Three days after the resounding ...

‘Rough and rugged’ reserve LB Jay Dineen beginning to contribute for KU defense

In the days leading up to the Kansas football team’s trip to Boston College it became clear to reserve linebacker Jay Dineen his role was about to expand. Position coach Mike Ekeler told the inside linebackers the game plan would involve keeping starters Dru Prox and Kyron Johnson fresh by ...

Kansas defense shows off resilience, depth in victory at Boston College

With the Kansas football team’s offense playing so relatively out of character in a 48-24 victory at Boston College on Friday night, the performance of the Jayhawks’ defense may have gone overlooked by some. It wasn’t by KU quarterback Carter Stanley, who referenced multiple times during ...

Jayhawks spread the field to unlock offense’s potential

Chestnut Hill, Mass. — It’s Carter Stanley’s job as the quarterback to know and be able to execute every call in the Kansas football offense’s playbook. After the Jayhawks put up 567 yards and rolled, 48-24, at Boston College Friday night, though, even the businesslike senior QB ...

Jayhawks ride with Carter Stanley and offense takes off

Chestnut Hill, Mass. — Les Miles, fresh off coaching his Kansas football team to a Friday night upset over Boston College at Alumni Stadium, had a confession to make. “You know I definitely violated an NCAA rule,” Miles began in jest, following the Jayhawks’ 48-24 road victory. “I ...

Jayhawks’ beat down of Boston College a real attention grabber

OK, Kansas Jayhawks. You have our attention. Now what? For the first time in who knows how long — years if you’re going by the calendar, 1,000 lifetimes if you’re measuring in heartache — the Kansas football team stepped onto the field and thoroughly dominated an opponent to the ...

Notebook: Kansas fullback Hudson Hall notches first-career touchdown in road win

Chestnut Hill, Mass. — It took close to five years of service in the Kansas football program, but Hudson Hall finally entered the end zone for the Jayhawks on Friday night at Boston College. Regardless of how many more rushes the senior fullback has in his future, Hall won’t forget the ...

KU’s offense comes alive to soar past Boston College for 48-24 win

Chestnut Hill, Mass. — Wielding an offense that somehow remained sheathed the first two weeks of the season, Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley and the Jayhawks’ skill players around him left a heavily favored Boston College staggered much of Friday night at Alumni Stadium. The same KU ...

Pick 6: Best bets for Week 3 of college football

I will not stand for this Week 3 slander. Sure, there are no marquee games this weekend due to the fact that there won’t be a matchup between ranked teams. But this is college football. After a long offseason of no football, I will take as much of it as I can get. Plus, when you have action ...

Notebook: Jayhawks want Parchment, Charlot more involved

Although the receiving duo of Andrew Parchment and Daylon Charlot wasn’t likely to combine to produce 200 yards and 14 catches every week just because the two did so in the Kansas football team’s season opener, the Jayhawks would like to get a lot more out of the pair of targets than they ...

Game Day Breakdown: KU football at Boston College

— Kansas (1-1 overall) at Boston College (2-0) • 6:30 p.m. kickoff, Alumni Stadium, in Chestnut Hill, Mass. • Game-time forecast: 58 degrees, mostly clear, 0% chance of rain • Television: ACC Network • Radio: KLWN, FM 101.7 / AM 1320 — Log on to KUsports.com for our live coverage ...

Les Miles doesn’t think KU’s 4th down failures will make him less assertive

The Kansas football team only had the ball twice during the final 15 minutes while trailing at home against Coastal Carolina. Head coach Les Miles wanted to go for it on fourth down in the opening minute of the fourth quarter and he had to go for it again in the final minutes, with no time ...

Les Miles: KU’s O-linemen ‘settling in’

During the buildup to his first game as the head football coach at the University of Kansas, Les Miles at times went out of his way during press conferences and interviews to let people know how optimistic he felt about the Jayhawks’ offensive line. Two games into the season, though, the ...

KU Sports Hour: Cleaning up Coastal Carolina loss & reader questions galore

On this week's episode of the KU Sports Hour, Matt Tait, Benton Smith and Shane Jackson talk about KU football's stunning loss to Coastal Carolina before answering a bunch of reader questions. Listen on: iTunes/Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | YouTube