What you get is what you see with Baylor coach Art Briles, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes, and what you see is a brilliant football coach who shows great respect to his players and gets the same in return.
One criticism leveled against Mark Mangino during his 50-48 reign as coach of a Kansas University football program trying to avoid a second consecutive bad century was that he was so hard to work for that it led to a high rate of turnover among assistants. Mangino did have more staff defections than some, but he knew how to recruit quality replacements. Column by Tom Keegan
Wayne Selden is all about right now, and that as much as anything is why he has such a bright basketball future. By Tom Keegan
True freshman quarterback Montell Cozart has not been made available for interviews since his name first appeared on the Kansas University football depth chart nine days ago. He did make an appearance at an Aug. 21 interview session, where he revealed himself to be smart, confident and blessed with youthful innocence, so excited to be part of a college football program close to home. Column by Tom Keegan
Kansas University football coach Charlie Weis needs your help Saturday, moments after the Campanile booms six times, when the KU defense takes the field for the first time to try to slow down Baylor’s breakneck-pace offense. Column by Tom Keegan
The way John Hadl sees it, there is not, never was, and never will be anything controversial about the Border War football game 53 years ago that the two sides both count as victories. By Tom Keegan
Playing both ways at the college level is more demanding than in high school, but maybe it’s time to consider giving junior cornerback JaCorey Shepherd a chance to do it. By Matt Tait
With each Kansas loss, some people might jump off the Charlie Weis bandwagon, but it doesn't appear his players are doing the same thing, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan writes.
Late Night resulted in so many local crazed basketball fans getting turned away at the door that Kansas University coach Bill Self has decided to have another open practice. Call it Early Morning. Column by Tom Keegan
Some plays might be too ambitious for the talent-challenged KU offense. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University men's golf coach Jamie Bermel and one of his players endured a particularly painful round on Tuesday at a tournament in Indiana. Column by Tom Keegan
He tried, but he couldn’t do it alone. So Charlie Weis, Kansas University’s head coach, implemented a new plan for Charlie Weis, the offensive coordinator this week. It entails the OC listening first and then talking. And if you think that will be easy for the man, well, you just haven’t spent enough time in the company of Jersey smart alecks. Column by Tom Keegan
The frustrating ineptitude of the Kansas University football team’s offense has overshadowed signs of progress on the other side of the line of scrimmage. And the signs are as real as they are encouraging. By Tom Keegan
Kansas University’s Trevor Pardula, a 6-foot-5, 209-pound junior from San Jose, Calif., who also handles kickoff duties, ranks second in the nation with an average of 47.09 yards a punt. By Tom Keegan
Quarterback Jake Heaps isn’t the right fit for a team that has an offensive line that can’t protect the quarterback without holding, Journal-World sports editor Tom Keegan says, but true freshman Montell Cozart just might be.