After laying what he deemed an appropriate organizational foundation for Kansas — albeit during an 0-12 debut — in his first season as football coach, David Beaty dove head-first into an expanded offensive role, taking on every responsibility he originally envisioned when he accepted the job. Red-shirt junior quarterback Montell Cozart is glad he did. By Benton Smith
The oldest college football rivalry west of the Mississippi lays dormant, so fanatical Jayhawks must look elsewhere to celebrate more subtle victories against their once-regular enemies.
Although his 6-foot-5 frame affords him plenty of opportunities to make plays on the offensive end, both as a scorer and a passer, recent KU basketball commitment Marcus Garrett continues to hang his hat on defense, just as he always has. By Matt Tait
Derby senior Kenyon Tabor drew offers from both of his home state’s Big 12 football programs, but when it came time for the 6-foot-3 pass-catching weapon to make an oral commitment Tuesday afternoon, he picked Kansas over Kansas State. By Benton Smith