KU Football

KU Football lands 2016 junior college D-tackle

Even though it won't do much to help this season, the Kansas University football program on Sunday took a step toward fixing one of its weakest and thinnest positions, when Snow College defensive tackle Manaia Perese orally committed to join the program.Perese, a 6-foot-5, 281-pound three-star ...

Goodman gives grand tour of KU campus

Kansas University senior Ben Goodman, a defensive end from Beaumont, Texas, was featured on ESPN SportsCenter’s Campus Crawl Saturday morning as sports anchor Matt Barrie’s tour guide of the KU campus.Goodman and Barrie visited some of Goodman’s favorite spots at his school and around ...

In like Klint: KU assistant Kubiak didn’t plan to coach, but he is

Football, at all levels, is full of sons wearing headsets or holding clipboards who followed their fathers into the coaching profession. But recently named Kansas University wide receivers coach Klint Kubiak is not one of them.Kubiak, 27, is the son of Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak, who ...

Smithson, Shelley-Smith on Wuerffel preseason watch list

The community outreach work of Kansas University football players Jordan Shelley-Smith and Fish Smithson earned the two Jayhawks spots on The Wuerffel Trophy watch list, unveiled Wednesday. Named after Florida quarterback Danny Wuerffel, who won the 1996 Heisman Trophy, the award goes to a ...

KU coaches targeted specific type of cornerback

A couple of months ago, former Kansas University cornerbacks JaCorey Shepherd and Dexter McDonald were drafted into the NFL just one round apart.Their departure hammered home the difficult task now facing KU coach David Beaty and co-defensive coordinator Kenny Perry, who also is in charge of ...

Column: Bulk of KU’s top 20 football players history

After every Kansas football and basketball game, I rank in a blog the top 10 players in the game with a comment on each.Particularly in football, where even coaches need to “look at the film” before passing judgment on performances, it’s more of an educated guess than anything. Still, ...

D-Lineman Andrew Bolton no longer with KU Football

A Kansas University football spokesperson confirmed to the Journal-World on Thursdsay that senior defensive lineman Andrew Bolton was no longer with the team.Bolton, a former junior-college transfer who sat out in 2013 and played in 11 games a season ago, was projected to play a big role for ...

Beaty chooses trio of Jayhawks for media days

The Big 12 Conference on Monday announced the names of the athletes who will represent their universities at Big 12 football media days later this month.Kansas University will be sending senior defensive end Ben Goodman, junior offensive lineman Jordan Shelley-Smith and sophomore tight end Ben ...

Column: Kansas football’s media day delegation lacking in star power

The Big 12 announced which players have received the honor of representing their schools at the conference’s Media Day in Dallas, July 20-21.Eight of the 10 schools will be represented by at least one football player who earned either first-team, second-team or honorable mention on last ...

Former KU football standout Kerry Meier living out dreams for two

Gwangju, South Korea — Eleven months ago, former Kansas University football standout Kerry Meier traveled to Korea to teach English to Korean students. He was chasing a dream. His brother’s dream. Meier’s older brother, Dylan, died in 2010 at the age of 26 after falling from a cliff while ...

KU tight end Johnson keeps learning

For the past couple of seasons, Kansas University tight end Ben Johnson had a front-row seat to watch the development of Jimmay Mundine.A gifted, but somewhat raw and immature tight end when he arrived at Kansas, Mundine always was viewed by coaches and fans as a guy who could emerge as a ...

KU football lands one of top cornerbacks in Oklahoma

The Kansas University football program has had some pretty decent success with cornerbacks from Oklahoma.And first-year coach David Beaty and company are no doubt hoping that Class of 2016 target Kyle Mayberry, who Saturday orally committed to join the Jayhawks, will pan out even half as well ...

Column: Kansas QB Ryan Willis turning heads

When returning Kansas University starter Michael Cummings went down because of a serious knee injury during the spring game back in April, the focus for football’s most important position immediately shifted to junior-to-be Montell Cozart and incoming freshmen Carter Stanley and Ryan ...

Young Loneker to walk on to KU

The uniform he’ll be asked to fill will not be quite as large, but Kansas University’s football team has cleared the way to add another Loneker.After earning freshman All-American honors at Baker University during the 2014 season, 2014 Free State High graduate Keith Loneker Jr., son of ...

KU football lands Texas cornerback Ian Peterson

The addition of cornerbacks coach Kenny Perry to the Kansas University football staff continues to pay dividends for the Jayhawks.Late Sunday night, two-star prospect Ian Peterson, of Cedar Ridge High in Round Rock, Texas, orally committed to KU on the strength of his relationship with Perry ...

Hometown to honor ex-Jayhawk Harris

The hits just keep coming for former Kansas University cornerback Chris Harris, now a member of the Denver Broncos and one of the better defensive players in the NFL.Tonight, in his hometown of Bixby, Oklahoma, Harris will be on hand as a portion of Riverview Road in front of the Bixby High ...

Kansas football lands 2016 commitment

Three-star, Class of 2016 athlete Marquis Smith orally committed to Kansas University's football program on Saturday, according to JayhawkSlant.com.Smith, 5-foot-10, 170 pounds, played quarterback at Ypsilanti (Michigan) High, but could be headed toward the secondary at Kansas. Known for his ...

Column: New rule could distract high school football recruits

An early, extra letter-of-intent signing window of three days in mid-December could be voted into existence as early as today or Wednesday for college football recruits. As it stands, football signing day is the first Wednesday of February.Lawrence High coach Dirk Wedd, for one, doesn’t like ...

Column: KU has depth only at defensive end

It’s time to take a position-by-position look at how the Kansas University football roster shapes up, fitting each player into one of six offensive positions and five defensive ones and then ranking the positions.1 . Defensive ends: An argument could be made that the reserves here are ...

Well-traveled Hyman finds his calling

College assistant football coaches, in many ways the nomads of the sports world, have been known to go just about anywhere to stay in the game. New Kansas University special teams and tight ends boss Gary Hyman, in the early days of his first big-time coaching break, has left many a post office ...