September 3, 2021
Kansas running back Velton Gardner (0) takes off on a run against South Dakota during the second quarter on Friday, Sept. 3, 2021 at Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Nick Krug/Special to the Journal-World)
Three games into his junior season, running back Velton Gardner is ready to move on from the Kansas football program.
Midseason form was never the expectation, so it makes sense that it didn’t come. The Kansas football team had its moments during Friday’s season-opening 17-14 come-from-behind win over South Dakota, but it was also very clear that this was not only the first game of the season but also the first game of a new era. By Matt Tait