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Say something nice about Kansas football: A lot to like about Daylon Charlot

Nobody believed it could be done, saying something nice about Kansas football for 25 weeks in a row, but this is the 25th installment of the blog that will continue at least for 52 weeks. So far, the funniest line was typed by Matt Herrera in Week 1 on May 9: “The funnel cakes are ...

Recruiting juco cornerback greater priority than bringing in juco quarterback

Kansas football coach David Beaty tipped his hand as to how he believes the team's three quarterbacks who have played this season — Montell Cozart, Ryan Willis and Carter Stanley — are imperfect fits for his offense. Beaty did so when he pointed out that red-shirting New Orleans ...

Kansas football problems run deeper than size of Big 12 conference

Once Big 12 expansion talk lost momentum in recent months on the way to its official end Monday night, part of me was disappointed because the nine-game conference schedule makes it even more difficult for the Kansas football program to reverse course. But the truth is Kansas football is ...

Baylor blockers spent an hour stuck in hotel elevator Friday night

Waco, Texas — Carrying a 37-game road losing streak and facing a bigger, faster, more experienced opponent, it can't be easy for the Kansas football team to find reasons to be confident the streak will end today at McLane Stadium. Here's a small one: Baylor's huge weight advantage at ...

Quarterback not the biggest issue stalling Kansas football rebuilding effort

TCU invades Memorial Stadium on Saturday as, at the moment at least, more than a four-touchdown favorite. The biggest reason centers on the bigger, older, more experienced bodies that the Horned Frogs line up in front of their quarterback and running backs. At offensive line, TCU ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Pursuing LSU recruits worth a try

SEC schools, other football programs with national cachet and whatever school hires Les Miles have a better shot, but it’s not impossible that Kansas could end up snagging one or two of the recruits verbally committed to LSU who decide to reopen the recruiting process. It’s a long ...

Offensive line woes make quarterback a tough place to play at Kansas

Playing quarterback for Kansas against a brutal schedule requires making the right decision when the best-laid plans break down. For example, take a look at three screen shots taken from ESPN's telecast, all from the biggest play of KU's 43-7 loss at Memphis, defensive tackle Jonathan ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Passing defense ranked No. 9 in nation

Don't look now, but Kansas has the ninth-ranked passing defense in the nation, allowing just 135 passing yards per game and 4.8 yards per pass attempt. The D-line will need to continue to bring the heat for Kansas to maintain what has been the strongest aspect of the team, its pass ...

Meet the Playmakers

Even one week against one of the five least talented teams of Div. I football, FBS and FCS combined, can reveal obvious traits about a squad coming off an 0-12 season. For Kansas, which ended a 15-game losing streak with a 55-6 thrashing of Rhode Island, two factors leaped off the ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Starting season 2-0 a real possibility

*NOTE: Las Vegas oddsmakers set the opening line at Ohio minus-9, which means Ohio was a nine-point favorite. In slightly more than 24 hours, the legal-betting public had moved the line an amazing 12 points, making the Jayhawks a three-point favorite, which was where the line stood as of ...

Khalil Herbert buzz growing louder by the minute

Kansas head football coach David Beaty’s media policy makes freshmen off-limits for interviews, but that didn’t keep teammates and Beaty himself from talking about running back Khalil Herbert during Monday's media session. Clearly, Herbert has made a strong first impression. “I ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Sprinters galore competing

Je’Ney Jackson’s non-stop search for how to make Kansas football players faster even takes him elsewhere in the athletic department at times. Jackson said he consults friends Stanley Redwine, KU’s head track and field coach, and sprints and hurdles coach Elisha Brewer. “I’ll ...

Video highlights of Kansas basketball recruit Marcus Garrett in marquee matchups

Dallas Skyline point guard Marcus Garrett, who on Monday made a verbal commitment to attend Kansas, wears No. 6 for the red team in the first video below. Garrett, a 6-foot-5, 180-pound point guard who has the size to play the other two perimeter positions as well, is shown in the video ...