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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Matt Tait’s KU football notebook

DE Pat Lewandowski to miss 2-3 weeks

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DE to miss 2-3 weeks

Kansas defensive end Pat Lewandowski will miss two to three weeks because of a leg injury, according to head football coach Turner Gill.

Lewandowski, a red-shirt freshman from Blue Valley West High in Overland Park, had a fantastic spring. Most of that time was spent at defensive tackle, where the coaches moved him in hopes of providing depth on the inside. At the end of the spring, Lewandowski was shifted back to his original position, a move that Gill said was made because he believed it better fit Lewandowski’s strengths and size.

Lewandowski finished the spring second on KU’s depth chart at defensive end, behind sophomore starter Keba Agostinho and on the opposite side of junior Toben Opurum.

McDougald put on watch list

KU junior Bradley McDougald, a Dublin, Ohio native who played his first two seasons at KU at wide receiver but was shifted — for good — to safety during the final couple of weeks of the 2010 season, was one of 50 players named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List by the Louisville Sports Commission on Monday.

The award, given annually to the most versatile player in college football, was named for legendary Notre Dame quarterback Paul Hornung, who won the 1956 Heisman Trophy and played both offense and defense at Notre Dame.

McDougald is the only safety on the list.

Comments

jhawkrulz 2 years, 8 months ago

Can't you actually give us some news? We get a list of one injury and a list of one person on a watch list.

This is prime football season time, and there should be a lot more news than this.

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Chris Bailey 2 years, 8 months ago

Matt Tait,

Can you please let us know if Burgland is back? That way we can put the discussion to bed! Way to go McDougald! I can't wait for the season to start! Rock Chalk!

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Randy Bombardier 2 years, 8 months ago

Congrads to McDougald. What we need are linemen who can play both sides of the ball.

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vd 2 years, 8 months ago

Losing DJ doesn't help with the depth either. I can't understand why he would go through spring ball and then quit.

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texashawk10 2 years, 8 months ago

Hey Matt, do you know what the depth chart at DE looks like right now? Is the Rivals article about Toben moving back to OLB true or is he still at DE?

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Keith Hummel 2 years, 8 months ago

It amazes me how folks are so infatuated with Berglund. Losing Lewandowski for the remainder of training camp is HUGE news, yet all anyone wants to talk about is a freshman QB who has attended all of 2 practices and doesn't have a prayer of playing this year. He wasn't even mentioned in this article. Can we stop obsessing over BB and focus on something salient, like the increasing lack of depth on our DL?

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Dyrk Dugan 2 years, 8 months ago

there has been no report that he's back. again, he's either negotiating a plea bargain, or there will be new charges. no way he goes back AFTER the start of practice for anything else....like addl. questions or what not. the incident occurred four months ago.....a fight over the girlfriend...this is not some embezzling scheme.

i expect an announcement in the next 24 hours...from either KU football or the Berglands themselves...because this kid needs to be practicing with his new team.

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rob4lb 2 years, 8 months ago

LJW said he showed up for the first day of practice last week but had to go back to Colorado to handle some legal problems the next day which would have been Thursday. I'm not sure if he is still there or has since returned. I think a redshirt would be best for Berglund and the team who seems to have coalesced around Jordan Webb.

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jhox 2 years, 8 months ago

Does anyone know the latest on Berglund? Is he back in Lawrence and practicing with the team? Maybe I've missed it, but I don't recall seeing any updates on that situation.

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