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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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Column: Cozart off to 'good start'

Considering how early Montell Cozart is in his development as a quarterback, he earned the above-average reviews he received from his coaches. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Lesson from ’10 Kansas football — You have to finish

One game into Charlie Weis’ third year as the replacement for Turner Gill, KU stands in a similar spot as it did in 2010, coming off a disappointing game vs. an FCS opponent, trying to figure out a way to defeat a heavily favored ACC team, this time Duke. By Tom Keegan

Column: Mann, Avery provide hope

Through no fault of De'Andre Mann’s, Kansas had to settle for a 34-28 victory against an athletically inferior Southeast Missouri State football team that went 3-9 in the FCS Ohio Valley Conference a year ago. By Tom Keegan

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Column: KU football Short an important piece

Optimism for the 2014 Kansas University football team lasted all of one wildly entertaining quarter, 15 minutes of game clock. And then the recent past spilled into the present. By the end of Saturday night’s 34-28 victory against Southeast Missouri State, a question that too often bubbles to the surface of the minds of those in attendance for season openers could be asked with at least a hint of credibility: Will this football team win another game this season? By Tom Keegan

Column: Kansas needs to (pick your verb) SEMO

If the Jayhawks do in fact ravage Southeast Missouri State tonight, the countdown toward bowl-eligibility can start without everybody in sight laughing. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Here’s hoping ’14 not like ’86 for KU, KSU football

It’s not too big of a stretch to think that for the first time in more than a quarter-century, the Big 12’s two Kansas schools could be in the market at the same time for a football coach after this season. By Tom Keegan

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Column: Prepare for liftoff — Cozart-to-Pierson has a nice ring

Here’s hoping Kansas University football's first play of the season will carry symbolism and represent the change from a stale offense weighed down by too many slow-developing plays. Here’s hoping it’s a bubble screen from Montell Cozart to Tony Pierson, the fastest, most exciting player to watch with the ball in his hands. By Tom Keegan

Column: Kansas football needs blowout

Kansas needs to dominate Southeast Missouri State from the opening series and never let up. By Tom Keegan

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Column: ‘Fish’ proof of KU’s depth

Nobody has to tell Kansas University sophomore safety Anthony “Fish” Smithson that failing to prepare is preparing to fail. By Tom Keegan

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Column: KISS and tell: Ex-Jayhawk Joe Mortensen relishes TV role

He owes his very existence to KISS, so it’s no surprise that Joe Mortensen withstood punishing hits on behalf of the quirky rock band. By Tom Keegan

Column: Running backs' lost carries might be least of Kansas' worries

It’s possible Taylor Cox and especially Brandon Bourbon actually could be missed more in the passing than running game. By Tom Keegan

Column: Kansas assistant AD Grant helped Tiger, Seals

In his seventh season as the KU football team’s head athletic trainer and his fifth as the university’s director of sports medicine, Murphy Grant and the rest of the Big 12 athletic trainers have pooled their brains and research to find better ways to detect and treat sickle cell anemia, cardiac issues and heat illnesses. By Tom Keegan