March 28, 2017
Kansas linebacker Maciah Long shuffles over a line of pads during spring football practice on Tuesday, March 28, 2017.
The crutch phrase on which athletic departments lean, the infamous “violation of team rules,” for suspensions and dismissals serves the purpose of remaining so vague as to not reveal anything, sometimes in order to save the athletic department and/or dismissed individual embarrassment. By Tom Keegan
Entering spring practices, Kansas football coaches weren’t entirely sure what to do with sophomore Maciah Long. When offseason practices kicked off in March, Long found himself taking reps at linebacker. At the time, defensive coordinator Clint Bowen said KU’s staff was just trying to experiment and find the best fit for Long and his athletic frame. By Benton Smith