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Column: Mason an expert on Kansas turnaround

One of the many things Kansas University’s interim football coach Clint Bowen said that resonated during his Monday introductory news conference was that he is prepared for this job because he witnessed turn-around efforts under Glen Mason and Mark Mangino.

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Column: QB play now Bowen’s problem

Now Clint Bowen is responsible for the entire team, which includes an offense that scored a combined three points in losses to Duke and Texas, an offense triggered by a relative newcomer. What are Bowen’s plans for injecting life into an offense that hasn’t gotten off the ground for four-plus seasons? By Tom Keegan

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Column: Bowen brings needed passion

Having a poor shot is better than no shot at all, and Clint Bowen has a shot at winning his dream job, minus the interim tag. His eight-game job interview begins Saturday in Morgantown, West Virginia, where as is almost always the case in Big 12 play, KU will come in as a double-digit underdog. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Can Cozart continue as KU's QB?

The question will hang in the air all week, which was about how long that failed third-quarter fade pass in the end zone felt like it floated. And the question is this: Is it time? By Tom Keegan

Column: Nazis, gators, ’Horns, oh my

Nazi Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, to start World War II, a more recent event than Kansas University’s last football victory against Texas. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Harwell’s maturity evident in attitude

Nick Harwell’s handling of the invisible-man treatment from the quarterback he protects in the way a big brother does a struggling kid brother defines the senior receiver as the most mature man on the Kansas University football team.

Column: Don’t sell Texas short

During the latest installment of his always entertaining Tuesday pressers, Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis tried to put himself in the shoes of Texas football players watching film of KU’s games against Southeast Missouri State and Duke.

Column: Odds against college parity

I fear college football’s money potential could lead to a ratings-driven parity system. Although that would benefit Kansas, I’m not in favor of it. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Worst Big 12 team? Still KU

Anybody who picked the Kansas University football team to finish last in the Big 12 has not been given a reason to turn the pencil upside down and put the eraser to work. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Weis, Jayhawks survive by thriving late

That jolt you felt Saturday was Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis bouncing off the ropes with a timely 24-10 victory against Central Michigan at Memorial Stadium. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Juco quick fix is neither

This was supposed to be the year that it all came together at Kansas University for third-year football coach Charlie Weis, who puts in such long hours on the job he sometimes sleeps in his office. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Wide receivers aren’t problem for KU

It doesn’t really matter why things keep going awry, just that they do. And when bad things keep happening to the same team, year after year, the problem isn’t what happens, it’s why it keeps happening. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Kansas seems cursed at QB

Based on how raw Montell Cozart looked Saturday in a 41-3 loss to Duke, next season’s opener against South Dakota State could mean the seventh season in a row with a new starting quarterback. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Make or break — CMU game could seal Weis’ fate

It’s beginning to feel as if Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis’ make-or-break season has been downsized to a make-or-break game, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday against Central Michigan at Memorial Stadium. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Cozart motivated by missed chances

Practicing an area that needs improvement is one thing, but nothing pumps up the urgency of that sort of self-improvement quest quite the way getting exposed in a game does.

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