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KU football notebook

Kansas University's football team released its depth chart late Wednesday, with only a few surprises on the list.

6Sports video: Sophomore remembered for big catch

Dexton Fields only caught one pass as a red-shirt freshman in 2005, but it's a pass that no KU football fan will ever forget.

6Sports video: Football schedule looks managable

On paper at least, the Kansas football team faces an easier slate of opponents in 2006 compared to the past two seasons.

Keegan: Cornish could be top-tier

Jon Cornish, not one to tire easily, didn't hesitate when asked to name his most tiring job during a football game.

Super Meier brothers

Kerry, Dylan put parents in awkward situation

Oh boy. This is quite the conundrum. On one hand, the Meier family can't help but have a lot of pride that two of the boys are starting quarterbacks in the Big 12 Conference - Kerry Meier at Kansas University and Dylan Meier at Kansas State. But what should family members do Saturday, when the two in-state teams are both playing home games at the exact same time?

KU football notebook

Mangino didn't name every true freshman who's expected to skip a red-shirt, but Jake Sharp, Olaitan Oguntodu and Anthony Webb are three near-certainties. Mangino has said previously that Shar

6Sports video: Cornish to serve double-time for KU

If head coach Mark Mangino could find a sport for Jon Cornish on defense, the Jayhawk senior would never have to leave the field.

6Sports video: Red-shirt freshman to take reins at QB

The last time KU quarterback Kerry Meier threw a meaningful pass was two years ago in the Kansas high school Shrine Game. That will change Saturday when the red-shirt freshman starts for the Jayhawks against Northwestern State.

Mangino: Youth will be served this season

College football depth charts usually are filled out with a big chunk of battle-tested juniors and seniors.

6Sports video: KU's roster thin from injuries, suspensions

The list of players available for Saturday's KU football game is getting shorter.

6Sports video: Former KU linebacker cut from Chiefs

If former Kansas linebacker Nick Reid plays in the NFL it won't be with Kansas City.

Kansas 'Caveman'

Rivera voted captain

In addition to the intangibles, instructions and ideology of how to win football games on the defensive side of the ball, Kansas University's senior linebackers last season passed an extra trait on to sophomore Mike Rivera - a cool moniker.

Talib suspended; Allen sidelined with knee injury

Kansas University's football team continues to take hits during the wild weeks of August preseason practices.

6Sports video: Team confident in unexperienced QB

In less than a week, the KU football team will kick off the 2006 season and like always, much of the pressure will be placed on the quarterback.

Millennium man?

Cornish confident benchmark within reach

A specific goal that is made public often comes with scrutiny. Kansas University running back Jon Cornish now knows that.