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.
A few days into fall camp, the Kansas football team continues to work on the fundamentals, which includes tackling, route-running for receivers and linemen getting off of the ball.
The Jayhawks will move to fully padded practices for the first time on Friday.
After the first two practices of fall camp, Kansas offensive coordinator Doug Meacham met with the media and discussed the quarterback battle between Peyton Bender and Carter Stanley, along with a few freshmen receivers who have caught his eye.
"I think it's healthy to just let that competition roll so those guys are competing every day," Meacham said, "so at the end of it, you can make an assessment of who that guy is that you want on the field."
In addition to Meacham, defensive coordinator Clint Bowen and special teams coordinator Joe DeForest discusses other players who have stood out at the beginning of camp.
Kansas football coach David Beaty met with the media Tuesday after the first two days of the team's fall camp in preparation for the 2017 season.
Beaty discussed some of the players who stood out, which included punter Cole Moos, and last weekend's dismissal of receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez. In addition, Beaty talked about offensive lineman Charles Baldwin, a transfer from Alabama who was "really having to toe the line when it comes to standards. He's come a long way."
On the field, Beaty is impressed with his team's attention to detail in the first few practices.
"Today was a really good start," Beaty said. "By far, the best start we've had in a long time."
After reporting to fall camp Monday, the Kansas football team followed with a practice in helmets and shorts on Tuesday morning.
When the practice was open to the media, the Jayhawks split into several position groups for individual drills.
The Jayhawks will start the 2017 season against Southeast Missouri State on Sept. 2.