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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook

It's been two seasons since the Kansas football team faced off against South Florida. Back in 2006, the Bulls made the trip to Memorial Stadium.

KU football vs. South Florida

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KU football - Sept. 10 interviews

Biere earns top tight end spot

True freshman Tim Biere this week replaced sophomore Bradley Dedeaux as Kansas' No. 1 tight end, Kansas University offensive coordinator Ed Warinner said.

Biere, one of three tight ends in the Jayhawks' most recent recruiting class, impressed coach Mark Mangino during preseason workouts, and eventually passed both Dedeaux and quarterback-turned-tight-end A.J. Steward on the depth chart.

"Tim's doing well," Mangino said. "He'll get playing time this week, and he has a lot of ability. He's young, but ... he's got good football aptitude, he has good feel out there on the field for a freshman."

Starting RB for South Florida game unclear

Mangino, who said earlier in the week that Jocques Crawford and Angus Quigley would battle for the role of the Jayhawks' primary running back this season, offered little insight into the situation heading into Friday's game.

Asked which back had performed better in this week's practice, Mangino said, "It's hard on the practice field to separate yourself. You separate yourself on the game field; that's where that takes place."

Thorson eligible to play for Jayhawks

Transfer center Brad Thorson has been ruled eligible to play for Kansas this season and competed on special teams in the Jayhawks' 29-0 victory over visiting Louisiana Tech last weekend.

Thorson, a 6-foot-3, 290-pound sophomore who was reportedly asked to leave the University of Wisconsin last spring following an incident in which a teammate was sidelined with a knee injury, was the Badgers' No. 2 center before transferring to Kansas this season.

Comments

Mo Golany 11 years, 5 months ago

LJW staff!!! Mark Mangino clip isn't working!

Jeremy LeMaster 11 years, 5 months ago

Thanks for the link Ryan.My take is that Thorson wasn't trying to hurt the kid. He was competing and probably trying to win a starting job. Contrary to popular belief, football is a contact sport and people get hurt.I like a kid that puts everything he has into it and as on OL has a little bit of a nasty streak on the field. The first thought that came to mind (obviously he isn't to this level... yet) is Robert Gallery. Welcome aboard (but don't hurt any of your teammates)!

KU 11 years, 5 months ago

Gotta love stealing a player right out from under Nebraska's nose!

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