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Andy Godwin akgjenkintown

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KU junior Patricia Montero to miss yet another volleyball season after injury

So sorry to hear. What a great attitude at a challenging time. Hope the surgery and rehab goes smoothly. Rock Chalk.

September 18, 2018 at 10:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: KU AD Jeff Long responds to questions on reeling football program

One would typically hires another team's head coach if he is currently employed after the season. Unless one is considering an assistant coach or an unemployed coach, interviewing will be after the last game and in some cases after a bowl game. The latter won't be KU's scenario given it will be a hard sell to find a successful FBS coach willing to take this job. As you might recall it was not easy to find someone willing to take over after Weis for the money they were paying, $800,000 (because they were still paying Weis), which is one the very low side for a coach in the Big 12. If Beaty is fired within the season, then an interim head coach will likely be appointed (neither Meacham or Bowen should be considered). Long will have a tough sell to find a proven coach willing to rebuild after multiple failed attempts to rebuild. Not even sure what resources they have to overpay a new coach, given the Chancellor is asking for the athletic department to kick in to help cover the state cuts to the University, whose mission is first and foremost to educate. Winning football programs bring in essential resources, but is not part of the KU's official mission statement.

September 5, 2018 at 6:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

David Beaty owns up to 'Hawk Talk' gaffe

The most telling aspect of that crucial play was that Colonels' head coach called a time out when he saw Kendrick enter the game to make sure his player understood the personnel. They adjusted (man coverage loading the box in case the QB was to run) and KU did not. Game over.

September 5, 2018 at 6:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notebook: No update yet on RB Pooka Williams' availability

“But once again it’s not on our timeline,” Beaty said, “and we really can’t say too much other than that. So I won’t have much to say about it.” Sounds a bit like Self last basketball season when dealing with Billy Preston’s eligibility. Here is hoping Williams can be cleared to play.

September 4, 2018 at 2:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Familiar result: Kansas football suffers overtime loss to Nicholls State

I truly believe that Beaty is a passionate person and cares deeply for his players. He is undoubtedly a quality human being. Since taking over he has tried to instill discipline and integrity among his players. The character for most of the team seems outstanding; however, the results are still the same. He preaches being the smarter team, yet his clock management and decision process is suspect. Again, burning timeouts because of indecision. His ability to manage a game is poor and his coaching staff is clearly not doing their jobs well. A clear example of how he got out coached. KU puts in their running quarterback for a game defining 3rd and long. The opponents call time out to alert their players of the personnel change and what to expect. Meacham and Beaty make no adjustment, run a QB draw and gain little. You can't be the smarter team if your coaches are not the smarter coaches.

Unfortunately, same result different season. After ignoring the usual preseason hype of better talent and deeper at all positions, and witnessing the same o’ same o’, I would predict a 1-11 or 0-12 season.

September 2, 2018 at 11:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Familiar result: Kansas football suffers overtime loss to Nicholls State

I said I would wait until the 4th season to allow Beaty to fill his roster with his guys - juniors and seniors - before passing judgement, but after last night it is time to clean house when another deadfall season comes to an end. Firing Beaty now makes no sense given there are no assistant coaches on the staff who have proved their worth.

Bowen's defense looks unprepared early and can only function by getting signals from the sideline. Witness the TD run up the middle while the players were standing around trying to figure out where to line up. Where is the senior leadership? He makes few in game changes to the defense that appear to be effective. He plays a bend but don't break defense which is a failure when the opposing team only has to drive 25 yards to win in overtime. He rarely dialed up effective blitzes leading to a single sack late in the game. The defensive backs dropped possible interceptions and lack the speed to keep up with the opponent's wide receivers. Score could have been worse if their QB had hit on more long passes to a wide-open receiver. No pressure on the QB, failure to stop the run, and no lock down defensive backs = many Big 12 blow out games. For this team to have any chance to compete they need to force turnovers which the defense failed to produced.

Meacham has also proven to be less than effective in turning this offense into a scoring machine. Bender looked good early but his accuracy went into the toilet after the opponent started hitting him repeatedly. They recorded 6 official sacks but Bender was hit many additional times that lead to rushed and errant passes and a fumble. The offensive line was a mess (an area that had to be dramatically improved) and if you run exclusively the shotgun then find a center who can snap the ball. The blocking for quality running backs (not sure what to make of the freshman’s absence) was poor. They started the season out just like last, 3 and out in only 1:13. Their ability to maintain drives looks again to be a serious problem. This too will lead to a porous defense being on the field too long throughout the season.

September 2, 2018 at 11:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Notebook: Pooka Williams unavailable in Week 1

This year players can play up to four games and still be redshirted.

September 2, 2018 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Kickoff 2018: How the Jayhawks could win 4 games — or more

I am a glass half empty type of guy and will wait to see how they perform tomorrow night. It is always fun to speculate before a game is played (although OSU looked good last night) but it might be tough to find a Big 12 win. There is the outside chance that one of the Big 12 teams will take KU for granted and have an off game (e.g. TCU a couple of times came away with a close win in Lawrence). Nevertheless to get to even 3 wins KU will need to finally win on the road. Here is hoping for a dominant start to the season.

August 31, 2018 at 9:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Nicholls coach Tim Rebowe shares blueprint for flipping losing program

Clearly KU has underperformed under Beaty; however, playing in the Southland conference is a step down from trying to beat, week in and week out, Big XII opponents. I have no idea how well this KU team would compete if a member of the Southland conference, but they will have their chance against likely the best team in their league. Obviously a must win for KU on Saturday.

August 30, 2018 at 7:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Nicholls coach Tim Rebowe shares blueprint for flipping losing program

Clearly KU has underperformed under Beaty; however, playing in the Southland conference is a step down from trying to beat, week in and week out, Big XII opponents. I have no idea how well KU would compete if a member of the Southland conference, but they will have their chance against likely the best team in their league.

August 30, 2018 at 7:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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