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Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 1 – DE Dorance Armstrong

With August right around the corner and another football season quickly coming, we've reached the top spot in our summer series of the most crucial Jayhawks for the 2016 season. In all, the series featured 13 offensive players and 12 defensive players, lending support to the idea that the ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 3 – RB Ke’aun Kinner

Coming in at No. 3 on our list of the most crucial Jayhawks of the 2016 season is one of the best players from 2015 and one of the more pleasant surprises from a year ago. He did not arrive on campus with much hype, but his size, speed, vision and ability quickly turned him into one of the ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Discipline taking root

Setting rules and then dismissing anybody who doesn't follow them is not the way to establish discipline in a football program. Anybody could do that. It's easy. The tough challenge is taking players who lack discipline and finding a way to get them to change their behaviors. The summer ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 6 – QB Ryan Willis

More than 14,000 high schools in the United States field football teams, yet only one of those schools can lay claim to having a candidate for the Kansas starting quarterback job. Bishop Miege, located in Roeland Park, also furnished KU with an offensive line coach for two years until Tim ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Jayhawks’ run defense will improve

Frank Solich made his coaching reputation at Nebraska, where fleet running backs and powerful backs alike darted through holes blown open by corn-fed linemen. That blueprint has worked well for Solich at Ohio University, which he has on a hot streak that includes going to bowl games in ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 11 – CB Brandon Stewart

As we approach the Top 10 of this summer's list, it's back to the defensive side of the ball, where the Jayhawks return a bunch of players with significant experience who are expected to enjoy a much more productive season in 2016 than the ones they produced in 2015. Today's entrant might ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 13 — DT D.J. Williams

From the most experienced projected starter on the defense, Marcquis Roberts, to the least experienced our series goes. From the deepest position on the defense to one with more question marks and less obvious depth at a position that relies more than any other on rotating players in and ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 14 – LB Marcquis Roberts

As our offseason countdown gets closer to the top 10, we take a look at a veteran presence on the Kansas football team’s defense. Though he didn’t start his college career with the Jayhawks, this linebacker showed in 2015 the potential to accomplish much more on the field this coming ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: All but two starters return on defense

The good news/bad news lament of coaches of losing teams in every sport at every level in every era hasn’t changed: “The good news is we have everybody back. The bad news is we have everybody back.” Well, the Kansas defense doesn’t have everybody back, but other than end Ben ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 15 – TE Ben Johnson

First off, here's hoping everyone had a happy and safe Fourth of July celebration. The long, holiday weekend delayed the list of this year's most crucial Jayhawks by a day, but we're back at it today with a name that most of you are probably quite familiar with — at least in terms of ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 17 – DB Tevin Shaw

It's time for one of the more veteran players on the KU roster to make his way onto the list of the most crucial Jayhawks of 2016. After coming to KU as a running back and moving over to defense early in his career, Shaw has slowly but surely seen his impact and importance on this team rise ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 18 – S Tyrone Miller

Today's stop on the Most Crucial Jayhawks list takes us back to the secondary, where a cornerback-turned-safety who received some valuable experience as a true freshman comes in at No. 18. After breaking into the starting lineup during his first season as a Jayhawk because of his raw ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 19 – DE Damani Mosby

It's more pass rushing on the list of the 25 most crucial Jayhawks for the 2016 season today, because, in the Big 12 Conference, stopping the pass (or at least slowing it down), either in the secondary or at the point of release, is a critical part of slowing down some of the country's best and ...

A look at Big 12 NBA draft history

Rob Carolla, director of communications for the Big 12, distributed interesting NBA draft facts from the conference. Such as: The Big 12 has had 28 lottery picks since 2000, which puts the conference second behind the ACC (31). Others: Big East 27, SEC 25, Pac-12 24, Big Ten ...

Most Crucial Jayhawks 2016: No. 23 – OL Joe Gibson

In case anyone needed any further proof of just how important the offensive line will be to the Kansas football program's chances on the field this fall, we're now encountering our second lineman in three tries during our summer series that highlights the most crucial Jayhawks for 2016. ...

Say something nice about Kansas football: Faster tempo showing up

Kansas head football coach David Beaty's desire to increase his team's tempo seems to be taking root. Spring practices picked up the pace, and after I spent 45 minutes watching the Jayhawks work with weights Friday, the thing that stood out most was how swiftly it all happened with no ...