September 13, 2019
(Boston, MA, 09/13/19) Kansas Jayhawks linebacker Jay Dineen (43) celebrates after stopping Boston College Eagles running back AJ Dillon (2) during the first half of an NCAA football game at Boston College in Boston, Mass., on Friday, September 13, 2019.
Joe Dineen felt confident roughly a decade ago that the oldest of his three younger brothers, Jay, possessed the fire required to play linebacker. Jay didn’t prove this to Joe on a football field, though. Joe’s revelation came in the basement of their parents’ home in Lawrence. By Benton Smith
Position coach Mike Ekeler told the inside linebackers the game plan at Boston College would involve keeping starters Dru Prox and Kyron Johnson fresh by rotating in Jay Dineen and Gavin Potter, something KU had not done the first two weeks of the season. “Just getting a chance,” Dineen said, “I had to take advantage.” By Benton Smith