August 7, 2017
Kansas receiver Jeremiah Booker catches a pass during a drill in preseason practice on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.
When offensive coordinator Doug Meacham has his Kansas receivers all in a room together and he wants them to understand how much effort their position requires, the coach can cite some handy footage of the men who run routes and catch passes for the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. At KU’s preseason practices this month, the program’s new Air Raid expert sees junior Jeremiah Booker meeting his standards as well as anyone. By Benton Smith
After 10 practices worth of playbook install, drills and meticulous buildup designed to keep players healthy throughout the preseason, the Kansas Jayhawks finally on Friday experienced their first thorough camp scrimmage. While third-year head coach David Beaty said KU previously went through two “mini-scrimmages” involving roughly 60 live plays apiece, he described the morning’s activity as the initial “big scrimmage” since the team opened camp July 31. By Benton Smith