October 22, 2016
Kansas defensive tackle Daniel Wise (96) looks to bring down Oklahoma State running back Chris Carson (32) during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 at Memorial Stadium.
When David Beaty heads to Frisco, Texas, later this month for the Big 12’s annual football media days extravaganza, the Kansas football coach plans to bring four players with him to pose for photos and answer questions about the upcoming season. By Benton Smith
Currently in his 18th season working on the Kansas football staff in some capacity, defensive coordinator and assistant head coach Clint Bowen has seen a multitude of Jayhawks try and make an impact as defensive linemen through the years. Few have impressed Bowen more than junior defensive end Dorance Armstrong, who, along with junior tackle Daniel Wise, gives KU what their coach likes to call “two impact guys” By Benton Smith
No, the season didn’t go as well for Kansas football as Dorance Armstrong Jr. would’ve hoped. However, the sophomore defensive end entered the winter offseason encouraged. Now KU’s standout defensive playmaker can realize even further gratification. The Associated Press on Tuesday named Armstrong to its All-Big 12 first team. By Benton Smith
For a couple days at Anderson Family Football Complex, the Kansas coaching staff and important defensive cog Daniel Wise thought the team’s starting defensive tackle would have to miss the first half of the upcoming Iowa State game. The best-case scenario played out for Kansas (1-8 overall, 0-6 Big 12) and the 6-foot-3 tackle. Nevertheless, head coach David Beaty used Wise as an example. By Benton Smith
Defensive coordinator Clint Bowen recently realized he needed to remind the Jayhawks they have a talented defense. One of the first examples Bowen can utilize in such pep talks is KU’s third-down defense. Eight games into the season, the Jayhawks (1-7 overall, 0-5 Big 12) lead the conference in third-down stops. By Benton Smith