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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dave Campo: JaCorey Shepherd fits CB mold

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Kansas University defensive coordinator Dave Campo on Wednesday offered insight into sophomore JaCorey Shepherd’s recent work with the defense.

Shepherd, who tied for the team lead with three touchdown receptions as a true freshman, began the preseason competing for a second-string spot at S receiver. However, during the past couple of practices, the Mesquite, Texas, native has traded in his blue offensive jersey for a white one reserved for the defense.

“It’s not a permanent thing,” Campo said of Shepherd’s switch. “We’re trying to develop some depth at a lot of different positions. When you’ve got young guys as back-ups, you never know how things are gonna work out. We just wanted to get a good look at him.”

Three of the four cornerbacks listed behind starters Greg Brown and Tyler Patmon on the depth chart are newcomers, and several weeks back Campo talked in generalities about a couple of offensive players he thought might add something to the defense.

“He was definitely one of those guys,” Campo said of Shepherd. “He’s a very quick athlete. One thing with a corner is quick-twitch, the ability to plant and drive. He doesn’t know a lot right now about playing over there, but athletically he fits the mold of a guy that has a chance.”

An updated depth chart is expected to be released Tuesday, and whether Shepherd’s name appears at receiver or cornerback, Campo said his role was still a work in progress.

“He’s still playing some offense,” Campo said. “He’s both right now. The kid’s a good athlete.”

TV for KU

The Big 12 Conference on Wednesday announced broadcast assignments for the first three weeks of the season, and KU landed TV ties during each. The 6 p.m. season opener on Sept. 1 against South Dakota State will be shown on the Jayhawk IMG TV Network. KU’s 2:30 p.m. match-up with Rice on Sept. 8 will be shown nationally on Fox Sports Net, and the Big 12 opener at 11 a.m. on Sept. 15 against TCU will mark KU’s first appearance on FX.

Comments

wats211 1 year, 7 months ago

I love this Dave Campo....how lucky are we to have a man of his caliber as defensive coordinator.....wow..get your tickets now folks...this defense is going to be 11 hats to a football for 4 qtrs,,,its going to be fun...i can't wait....not only get tickets..get season tickets..and DONATE to the Williams Fund....GET WITH THE PROGRAM PEOPLE!!!!!!!!

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Randy Maxwell 1 year, 8 months ago

Why wouldnt KU stream it to out of state folks like myself? I believe all the bball games on the IMG are also available on the ATT all-access

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W Keith Swinehart II 1 year, 8 months ago

Kman, your posts came through here. Very good, clear info on the TV broadcasts that I have never understood. Thanks.

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James Naismith 1 year, 8 months ago

Market

Station

Coffeyville/Iola/Pittsburg/Topeka/Wichita

Cox Cable/Kansas 22

Garden City

KSNG

Great Bend

KSNC

Kansas City

KSMO

Kansas City

Metro Sports

Lawrence

Knology Ch. 6

McCook-Oberlin

KSNK

Oklahoma City, OK

Cox Cable

Salina

KSNL

Topeka

WIBW

Tulsa, OK

Cox Cable

Wichita

KSNW

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Kman_blue 1 year, 8 months ago

Man, this is really strange....I've posted 3 times here and none have shown up, but they show up in the comments counter at the top...so, forgive me if 3 more or less identical posts suddenly show up from me.

ccarp, I don't think KU will have any live video of the games via their website because all of the games have been picked up by the media rights holders (Fox, IMG, and ESPN) leaving none to be broadcast by KU.

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ccarp 1 year, 8 months ago

Does KUathletics.com broadcast live video from games?

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waywardJay 1 year, 8 months ago

This explains alot of people's questions as to Why Jacorey Shepard hasn't been showing up on the field as a Wr.... Looks like he's becoming a DB

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741hawk 1 year, 8 months ago

Assist, please. Anyone have a good idea on how I might be able to watch the season opener from Central Coloraod?

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Todd Simpson 1 year, 8 months ago

sorry what channel is Jayhawk IMG TV Network in Texas?

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