April 28, 2018
Kansas cornerback Corione Harris picks off a pass to Kansas wide receiver Kerr Johnson Jr. (14) during an open practice on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Memorial Stadium.
David Beaty’s fourth season as head football coach at the University of Kansas officially kicks off in a little more than four weeks. Here are five storylines to track in the weeks ahead, as Beaty and his staff prepare their players for what they hope will become a breakthrough year for the long-struggling program. By Benton Smith
As former prep teammates Mike Lee and Corione Harris reunited at the University of Kansas during this past spring semester, Lee appreciated Harris’ situation. Entering his junior season with the Jayhawks, Lee, a safety, wouldn’t judge the young corner too harshly if it took Harris some time to adapt to playing at the college level. And that’s why even the KU veteran who knew Harris best walked away from spring practices impressed. By Benton Smith
Every time a Kansas football quarterback experienced the misfortune of throwing an interception during a football practice this spring, the guilty party had more to deal with than the instantaneous frustration related to making a mistake. Those passing turnovers, whether they transpired during drills, seven-on-seven work or team periods, came with an impromptu party in the KU secondary, hosted by safety Mike Lee. By Benton Smith
Before cornerback Corione Harris emerged from the Kansas football locker room with his teammates for the program’s spring-concluding open practice Saturday at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, the true freshman from New Orleans playfully joked with fellow Class of 2018 signee and Louisianan Anthony “Pooka” Williams. “Pooka, you can't run with me,” Harris told Williams. By Benton Smith