October 28, 2017
Kansas redshirt sophomore center Mesa Ribordy (69) gets set at the line during the third quarter against Kansas State on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at Memorial Stadium.
More than a month in advance of spring football, Kansas coaches shared the bad news with their players. Starting center Mesa Ribordy had to retire. It was around that mid-February day when new KU offensive line coach A.J. Ricker sought out Andru Tovi, an eight-game starter at guard for the Jayhawks the previous fall. By Benton Smith
According to Kansas football coach David Beaty, this off-season he and his staff have and will continue to confront “a lot” of areas where the program needs to improve. Beaty described one such goal as morphing the Jayhawks into “the toughest team” in the Big 12. By Benton Smith
The Kansas football program made its 2018 roster public for the first time Wednesday. While the register of names, heights, weights and more unveiled what jersey numbers the Jayhawks will wear for spring practices and fall games this year, it also revealed the absence of one critical member of the 2017 team and a handful of others who had eligibility remaining.By Benton Smith
Redshirt sophomore center Mesa Ribordy isn’t the type of football player to tout his own performance or boast about how much he means to the Kansas offense. Don’t worry. His teammates and coaches will. By Benton Smith