September 2, 2017
Kansas running back Taylor Martin (24) looks for room during the first quarter on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 at Memorial Stadium.
While first-year Kansas coordinator Doug Meacham never would claim his offense is anywhere near where he wants it to be three games into the season, he does think the Jayhawks are improving. Headed into Saturday’s Big 12 opener against West Virginia, Meacham feels even better about the offense, which is averaging 452.7 yards a game, because junior running back Taylor Martin will be back in the mix. By Benton Smith
Although diehard optimist David Beaty opened his Tuesday press conference with some good news on the injury front for his football team, the Kansas coach also revealed the Jayhawks suffered a blow to their defensive line. By Benton Smith
If a swath of the population that follows Kansas football left Labor Day weekend openly concerned about the Jayhawks’ running game, head coach David Beaty didn’t fall into that demographic. “Well, you've got to call a run play to get any rushing yards,” the third-year KU coach joked immediately following a 73-yard output against Southeast Missouri State, which by the end of the college football weekend ranked 107th among FBS teams. By Benton Smith