Quarterback Max Duggan only needed to complete three of his 11 passes to help TCU football demolish Kansas on Saturday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. The Horned Frogs’ rushers proved too unstoppable for the relative absence of an air attack to matter in a 59-23 rout of the Jayhawks. Plus, the KU defense ceased to function on each of Duggan’s three completions — all of which resulted in a touchdown.
When the season began, it appeared Amauri Pesek-Hickson might have to wait a year or two before becoming more involved with the Kansas football offense. But eight games into the schedule, the Jayhawks needed the freshman to make his first career start.
Senior punter Kyle Thompson, who holds two of the highest season punting averages in Kansas football program history, won’t be booting the ball for the Jayhawks anymore.
Opposing quarterbacks loved the idea of testing true freshman cornerback Karon Prunty — or at least they did for awhile. It seems the more Kansas football foes learn about Prunty, the less inclined they are to challenge him.
Kansas football coach Les Miles hasn’t minded sending some of the program’s youngest athletes onto the field this season, but Saturday’s home loss to TCU featured an even greater reliance on inexperienced players than usual, with the Jayhawks starting three true freshmen on the offensive line.
With only two games left to play, the winless Kansas football team might not necessarily have a quarterback controversy brewing, but head coach Les Miles hesitated Monday to completely endorse the incumbent.
With a little more than two weeks left before the early signing period, there’s still work to be done on the recruiting front for the Kansas football coaching staff. But the Jayhawks got a step closer to filling out their 2021 recruiting class on Monday.
Fitting for 2020, the Kansas football team’s Senior Night looked a little out of the ordinary on Saturday, prior to the kickoff versus TCU at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.
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For three weeks now, the Jayhawks have worked on an issue that has plagued them throughout their winless season: protecting the quarterback.
There are at least two seniors on the Kansas football roster Les Miles would like to see take advantage of the NCAA’s blanket waiver for an extra year of eligibility. KU’s head coach, while discussing some of this year’s seniors on his “Hawk Talk” radio show on Wednesday evening, identified receivers Stephon Robinson Jr. and Andrew Parchment as players the staff would want to invite back for the 2021 season.
The Kansas football coaching staff kept steadily building for the future on Wednesday, adding a fourth member to the program’s 2022 recruiting class.
Since losing at Oklahoma on Nov. 7, Kansas football players have seen their time off extended unexpectedly, the result of their home game versus Texas being postponed following a bye. But the struggling Jayhawks this week, ahead of their scheduled return to action versus TCU on Saturday, downplayed the idea that they might also have to deal with some rust when they play for the first time in 21 days.
The Kansas football program lost a potential addition to its 2021 offensive line on Tuesday evening, as Christien Hawks, an in-state prospect from Norton, decided his future won’t include the Jayhawks.
When Les Miles fired Luke Meadows as Kansas football’s offensive line coach with just three weeks left in the season, it had plenty to do with the Jayhawks’ play up front throughout an 0-7 start. While speaking Monday with media members for the first time since what Miles described as “a tough decision,” though, KU football’s head coach chose to focus on the future and how he thinks interim O-line coach John Morookian will help the blockers.