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KU's QB competition 'elevated' with 3 candidates in mix to start

A little less than seven weeks away from its season opener against Nicholls State, the identity of the Kansas football team’s starting quarterback remains up in the air. By Benton Smith

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David Beaty and Jayhawks maintain presence of new AD not accompanied by additional pressure

The man who hired David Beaty and placed him in charge of revitalizing a barren football program no longer works at the University of Kansas. Still, Beaty insisted Monday at Big 12 Football Media Days the presence of a new boss, athletic director Jeff Long, hasn’t made the Jayhawks’ fourth-year coach less comfortable about his standing. By Benton Smith

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Tom Keegan: Khalil Herbert reflects on coach he lost in Parkland shooting

Frisco, Texas — Big 12 football players take being selected to represent their universities at Media Day as an honor. They dress like business executives and genuinely seem to enjoy the experience.

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David Beaty: KU football was down to 39 scholarship players when he took over

As David Beaty’s breakout session with reporters drew to a close Monday afternoon at Big 12 Football Media Days, a question brought the fourth-year Kansas football coach back to the day he took over the program, in December of 2014. The straight-to-the-point inquiry led Beaty to close his day at Ford Center at The Star with a staggering reply. By Benton Smith

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At Big 12 Media Days, coaches weigh in on upcoming seasons, starting QBs

The coaches of some of Kansas football's Big 12 competitors had a lot to say Monday about their own respective programs during the first day of the NCAA's College Football Big 12 Media Days event.

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Tom Keegan: Can Jayhawks turn saving coach's job into motivational fuel?

It’s time to shelve all other building projects to put all efforts on an expansion that won’t take long and just might supply the motivation fuel the Kansas football team will need to overachieve in 2018.