Entering the third week of preseason fall camp, the Kansas football team continues to ramp up its practices in preparation for the team's season opener on Sept. 2 against SEMO.
During the first 20 minutes of Monday's practice, the Jayhawks split into their usual position groups and worked on several individual drills. Running backs worked on ball security and keeping their eyes up field, while offensive linemen practiced blocking in space. Quarterbacks and receivers went through their usual passing routes, including some time in the red zone.
On defense, the KU secondary had a chance to work on defending the ball, while defensive linemen used the sleds to practice using their hands to shed blocks.
At the beginning of Friday's preseason practice, before a scrimmage, the Kansas football team worked on its special team units including punt return, kick return and field goals.
The Jayhawks had several returners practice fielding punts including receivers Quan Hampton, Steven Sims and Kerr Johnson.
After a couple of field goal attempts from various spots on the field, KU players shifted into their kickoff and kick return units and went live for a few repetitions, an area that coach David Beaty said needs to improve this upcoming season.
More than a week into preseason practices during fall camp, Kansas football players aren't afraid to share their lofty expectations for the upcoming season.
"I think a team goal of ours is definitely to go to a bowl game," junior transfer quarterback Peyton Bender said at the team's media day.
At the media day Bender, quarterback Carter Stanley, defensive end Dorance Armstrong, receiver Daylon Charlot and offensive tackle Charles Baldwin discussed the start of camp and much more.
More than a week into fall camp practices, the Kansas football team continues to work through drills in preparation for the season opener against SEMO on Sept. 2.
All of the positions split into their separate groups for the beginning of practice. It allowed quarterbacks and receivers to work on timing, cornerbacks learning to play the ball and linebackers to refine their tackling technique.
After watching the Jayhawks practice in pads for two days, Kansas football coach David Beaty talked about freshman running back Dom Williams, the quarterback battle and why he sees Keith Loneker Jr. as an inspiration to the team following his father's death in June.