November 19, 2016
Kansas safety Mike Lee (11) intercepts a pass during overtime on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at Memorial Stadium.
One recruit does not a program change anymore than one victory, however thrilling, turned a losing program into a winning one.
Alabama transfer Daylon Charlot made the prettiest play of the day, pulling a Peyton Bender pass out of the sky in traffic and keeping a foot inbounds for a 28-yard reception. The loudest moment came courtesy of none other than the Water Moccasin himself, rising sophomore safety Mike Lee.
As 2017 approaches and University of Kansas football coach David Beaty continues to immerse himself in the offseason drudgery that comes with trying to restore the rundown program he took over two years ago, he understands expectations have risen. By Benton Smith
An old one-liner among those in the coaching profession goes: The best thing about freshmen is they become sophomores. While the idea of first-year players making significant jumps in their impact and productivity is a popular one with the Kansas football program, too, head coach David Beaty and his staff enjoyed watching some freshmen perform ahead of schedule in 2016. By Benton Smith
Sophomore defensive end Dorance Armstrong Jr. and true freshman safety Mike Lee, Kansas football coach David Beaty and his staff hope, could turn out to be two Jayhawks who help lay the foundation for the program’s mammoth restoration project. Observers outside of Kansas have recognized the promise in both Armstrong and Lee, too. By Benton Smith
Members of the Kansas football team know all too well the pitfalls associated with losing possession. The Jayhawks dropped nine consecutive games, in part, because they ranked worst in the nation in surrendering turnovers. For at least one Saturday against Texas, though, the KU defense specialized in football abduction and the offense didn’t self-destruct. By Benton Smith