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Monday, October 11, 2010

Terry, Steward to return to KU football team?

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A couple of Jayhawks who have missed much of the past three games could return Thursday against Kansas State.

Gill said last week that freshman safety Keeston Terry — out since the second half of the Southern Miss loss due to a leg injury — and junior tight end A.J. Steward — out since the Georgia Tech victory because of a shoulder injury — could be back in time for this week’s game.

“There’s potential,” Gill said. “Probably on Sunday I’ll have a definite good idea at that time. I think it’s a definite possibility that Keeston Terry could be back and maybe A.J. Steward. Those are probably the two guys that have been missing that may have a chance to come back.”

Former RB shuns Kansas

Moran Norris, a starting fullback for the San Francisco 49ers, had a chance Sunday night to give KU a little national attention, but chose, instead, to give the love to his high school.

During the popular introductions for Sunday Night Football on NBC, in which the starters introduce themselves by listing off their names and the school they attended, Norris elected to drop the name of his high school — Madison High in Houston — instead of mentioning Kansas.

When NBC started doing this back on Monday Night Football, nearly all of the intros included colleges. However, in recent years many players have branched out to give a nod to their high schools, elementary schools and even their little league football teams.

Norris, a 10-year NFL veteran, played at KU from 1997-2000. He finished his college career with 339 yards of total offense, including a pair of 100-yard games (vs. Missouri and Oklahoma State) in 1999.

Comments

jakzhumans 9 years, 4 months ago

So, in Coach Gill's words, there's a definite possibility that there's probably a chance that he'll have a definite good idea yesterday of whether or not Terry and Steward are available to play.

Thanks Coach, that clears up everything.

Ted Toulouse 9 years, 4 months ago

now we can put Bam's shun up there with Hartwig's during the Super Bowl 2 years ago. Would Talib claim us? He had the most collegiate success of all active NFL Jayhawks. Would like to see our guys be proud of the program at some point.

khummel60 9 years, 4 months ago

This is great news! I'm anxious to see both of these guys out there. I believe A.J. could really surprise some folks this year. He seems like one of those all-around great athletes (aka Kerry Meier) that just does whatever you ask of him. And how can you not be excited to see Keeston Terry out there. He's one of those 4-star recruits we've all been talking about that has mountains of potential. I'm sure he's going to get burned a few times this year, but I want to see him out there getting experience. He gives us some much-needed speed in the secondary.

Mike Morris 9 years, 4 months ago

I was hoping for a little KU mention last night as well. Wonder why these guys don't like to step up for their alma mater? I'd love to see someone say "Rock Chalk" or something. I get tired of hearing "The U" or "THE Ohio State Univeristy". Oh well.

khummel60 9 years, 4 months ago

I know I'm biased, but any running back that passes up the chance to be mentioned in the same breath as Gale Sayers is making a huge mistake. Invariably the announcers will draw attention to the Kansas Comet any time they talk about a KU running back.

100 9 years, 4 months ago

Well considering he had only 300 yards of total offense in four years at Kansas, I suppose he thought he'd let Terry Allen how he felt about riding the bench for four years.

Seriously... Take away those two hundred yard games he had....

Without those he had 100 yards of total offense in four years!

This is a ten year NFL veteran!

rockemchalkemrobots 9 years, 4 months ago

Take out the 100 that you typed into the username field and you'd be at 0. It's all relative.

CatsEatBirds 9 years, 4 months ago

Do you think if this season and the last were winning, proud times that he might have given the nod to KU?

Maybe he's trying to live up to his name: Moron or Moran?

kranny 9 years, 4 months ago

Not sure but I think both Hartwig and Norris complained that KU football didn't do enough to promote players to the NFL.

Dyrk Dugan 9 years, 4 months ago

hardly makes sense when they've both had solid NFL careers. i mean, who are they kidding? they've been playing in the NFL...if KU was so lousy at promoting players, then why, when these guys played on some bad KU teams, are living life in the NFL?

i hope it's just a takeoff from Jared Allen a few years ago....when he mentioned his grammar school or something like that. i really hope it's not anti KU...because that's just sad.

tis4tim 9 years, 4 months ago

San Francisco is 0-5. If he's embarrassed about anything it should be his own team's pathetic play, not that of his alma mater.

Kenneth Hillman 9 years, 4 months ago

Another embarrassment is that we play K-State on Thursday and the cover story on kusports.com is a Q&A session with b-ball players. How about we promote what's in season??

Would appreciate a nod from Moran, as we need some good pub, but not a big deal. It's his preference.

@100 - seriously??? Do you know what a fullback does?

100 9 years, 4 months ago

Indeed I do. But man.

3.4 yards a game rushing in a 4 year career, whether you're a "blocking fullback" or a "fullback that occasionally gets the ball on a dive", that number absolutely sucks.

Just stating the obvious; to me it seems obvious there's no way he would give Terry Allen props for his NFL career.

If you're a big stud in the backfield, even a blocker, you still expect to get the ball every once in awhile.

It's just strategy brother.

The shun seems directly pointed at Terry Allen.

waywardJay 9 years, 4 months ago

Mike Alstott never carried the ball. And Tony Richardson just blocked. and Larry Centers couldn't catch the ball if you handed it too him.

waywardJay 9 years, 4 months ago

And when the career Rushing yards leader was inducte dinto the Hall of Fame, who did he start Crying profusely when mentioning..... Darryl Johnson. A fullback who gave his career ( more than just blocking... mind you ) to Emmitt.

rockemchalkemrobots 9 years, 4 months ago

Monday Night Football has never been on NBC. Are you just making these "facts" up as you go along?

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