The uncertainty surrounding suspended running back James Sims’ future with the Jayhawks became a little clearer Tuesday.
Kansas junior running back James Sims has been suspended for the first three games of the 2012 season for a violation of team rules, KU coach Charlie Weis announced Monday.
For nearly half his life, sophomore James Sims, Kansas University’s leading rusher a year ago, has known KU receivers coach David Beaty.
Until recently, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill had spent dozens of days recruiting running backs but very little time explaining why.
For most of last season, Kansas University football coach Turner Gill and his coaching staff struggled to figure out the best way to use the limited weapons the Jayhawks had on offense.
The mysterious James Sims, who quietly had a monster freshman season at running back for Kansas University’s 3-9 football team, was the source of bewilderment among reporters.
It seemed such a strange move when first-year Kansas University football coach Turner Gill took his most productive returning offensive player and sent him to the other side of the line of scrimmage to play linebacker.
James Sims, 6-foot, 206 pounds from Irving, Texas, made history Saturday by rushing for 101 yards and a touchdown in KU’s 28-25 victory against No. 15 Georgia Tech. He became the first freshman to crack the century mark in his debut and, in doing so, breathed life into a rushing attack previously on life support.