Tom Keegan looks at 16 recent transfers to the KU football program from four-year schools and urges caution in celebrating too wildly this week's addition of two Alabama transfers.
In order for David Beaty's Air Raid offense to work Kansas must mount a far better ground game than it did a year ago. Improvement from a still-too-young offensive line should help.
To appreciate the difficulty of Kansas winning a Big 12 game, consider that the Jayhawks could double their average point total from 2015 in the nine-game conference schedule and still score fewer points than any other Big 12 school, based on last year’s statistics.
I thought it would be fun to rank 11 suitors and one blind résumé from a Big 12 school, 1 through 12, in four weighted categories and see what the numbers say. This is not meant to reach a definitive conclusion, rather to serve as a starting point for discussion on the relative merits of the many suitors. By Tom Keegan
A school doesn’t win 12 consecutive Big 12 basketball titles without at least a little variance in relative strengths and weaknesses. Take the case of Kansas and rebounding. By Tom Keegan
Big 12 expansion talk runs hot so it’s time for us all to board the plane to Fantasy Island, time for Herve Villechaize to come back from the dead to greet us, time for us to talk about what to wear for the wedding between the Big Ten and Kansas.
The next college football head coach or assistant who says the staff has downgraded recruiting will be the first and won’t be in office for long.
David Beaty was asked at Big 12 Media Days if he has found his job as football coach at Kansas to be as tough as he thought it would be, and naturally he polished his answer with positive paint. The Kansas job is considered a career-killer by many, and several factors do make it a risky challenge for a young coach to undertake. By Tom Keegan
NBC has done a nice job through decades of Olympic coverage at shining a light on athletes overcoming odds, turning obstacles into opportunities, tears of agony into joyful sobs.
Wednesday, the Big 12 Conference released this year’s preseason all-conference football selections as voted by the media. As you might have guessed, no Kansas University players were mentioned. By Matt Tait
Anyone not willing to acknowledge that the SEC ranks ahead of every other college football conference views it through green glasses colored so by envy. As for the best quarterback conference, the Big 12 rules in terms of talent, excitement and famous genes. Three of the 10 projected starting quarterbacks in the Big 12 are sons of former major-league baseball players who combined to play in 36 seasons. By Tom Keegan
I noticed recently that the Kansas University football coaching staff had extended a scholarship offer to Class of 2018 pro-style quarterback Cammon Cooper, a 6-foot-4, 185-pound Utah prospect who already is receiving interest from several big-time programs.
Bill Self ranks “hard to guard” as one of the most important qualities in a basketball player when he wears the general manager’s hat and determines which players to offer scholarships. By Tom Keegan
Malik Newman commits to Kansas University out of high school, and the internet breaks, the Mass Street bars sell out of legal beverages, and every baby boy born in Lawrence for the next six months is named Malik.
Quiet body language can lead to misconceptions that cause talent evaluators to miss badly. Wesley Matthews had quiet body language during his career as a four-year starter at Marquette. By Tom Keegan