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KU defensive lineman Marquel Combs to transfer

This kid leaves at the beginning of a season and in the middle of a college semester (though I guess no one said he was leaving the university immediately ... maybe he'll finish the academic semester). So, is there an advantage to leaving now? Does he sit out for a year beginning now, or beginning at the end of the season? I thought it was from season's end ... and, if so, I wonder why he would bail out at this point in the year.

September 24, 2013 at 1:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas football still a work in progress

Is McCay hurt?
I thought Weis made significant improvements this week with his play selection. Last week, there was discussion about why Pierson, the most dangerous player we have in the open field, had only 5 touches against Rice. This week, he had at least 14 touches ... 5 runs and 9 passes ... a step in the right direction for sure. Additionally, Bourbon had 7 catches ... up from practically nothing the first two games. Weis also made adjustments on the type of patterns he ran. More than half of Heaps passes were 15 yards or less. So, Weis is throwing shorter passes to different receivers. But, as mentioned previously, our ineffective pass blocking is really affecting our ability to throw the football, especially on the left side. This is hard to fix. With 3 games under out belt, our coaches have enough information to make some changes during the next few weeks. I was just pleased with the changes this week. I'm not yet ready to concede the Big 12 conference games.

September 23, 2013 at 10:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Monday Rewind: Rice

I really like Coach Weis. But it is hard to understand how we can give the fastest and most elusive player on the field only 5 touches in an entire game. Pierson gained about 20 yards/touch last week and 10 yards/touch the week before. The rest of our offense was just over 2 yards/touch. There just isn't any reason that Pierson can't touch the ball 12 to 15 times a game. In 1972, Johnny Rogers from Nebraska won the Heisman. However, he only rushed for 350 yards the entire season. Like Pierson, he wasn't a running back, but he was great in the open field. Nebraska's Coach Osborne designed an offense that gave Rogers touches on every series. Maybe Pierson isn't a Heisman candidate, but the coaching and play calling issue is just the same. Last week, I doubt that Pierson even broke a sweat. This week, it probably won't matter, because we're playing a team that should make us look good. But after that, and until the rest of our offensive skill players begin to show up, Weis needs to take advantage of what he's got. I'll be anxious to count Pierson's touches from here on.

September 16, 2013 at 11:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas football afflicted with dropsies

... as always, I like your sense of humor.

Though, I doubt Heaps would give the same answer "off the record" or after a couple beers. Problem is, it's hard to single out Mundine.

September 16, 2013 at 10:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

FINAL: KU's offense struggles in 23-14 loss to Rice

I pretty much buy what you've said. We're much better this year at 5 or 6 positions, mostly on defense. Heaps has a gun for an arm ... I'm still on his team. Though, he looks to have gained 15 or 20 lbs. since the spring game a year ago. He seemed mobile then. Now, he looks sluggish and can't get out of the pocket. McCay may have speed, but I still maintain he doesn't have enough "want to". I watched Mundine's drop several times ... no explanation for it. The 2nd interception on the long throw up the sidelines was a poor pass by Heaps, but still should have been broken up by the receiver. I'm kinda down on our receiver's coach. I still like our improvement from last year. I'm not ready to abandon ship just yet. We're a half dozen key players short of competing and winning 6 or 8 games.

September 15, 2013 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kevin Short, KU football latest victims of NCAA ineptitude

You forgot the "sarcasm" font.

September 14, 2013 at 10:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU cornerback Kevin Short to sit out 2013 season

Hard to refer to Weis's comments as spin. And, I don't believe this is the first time the NCAA has prevented an academically eligible player from competing. I wish I could recite the name, but this happened at KU in the last 2 years with another player who had sufficient credits and grades and who was accepted the University of Kansas as a student. I do agree, it would be nice to see the NCAA's rationale ... I believe they're the ones who would have to "spin" it.

September 13, 2013 at 8:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU cornerback Kevin Short to sit out 2013 season

That's not the issue, the question is whether the NCAA should be the one to decide.

September 13, 2013 at 8:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU cornerback Kevin Short to sit out 2013 season

Just when you think the NCAA can't "out-dumb" themselves ...
I do like Weis's reaction. He made it clear that he disagreed, and he explained his reasons.
Too many coaches are afraid to speak up.
Without Weis's explanation, I'm not sure we'd understand how ridiculous this decision really was. Too bad there isn't any oversight of the NCAA.

September 13, 2013 at 4:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Receivers dropping? Go hand shopping

Agreed. Heaps has the best arm since Jaynes. Though, I believe it's Heaps' 4th year of college football. For me, the jury's still out on Heaps. He shouldn't be good, he should be one of the Big 12's best passers. (Additionally, Jaynes had 4 of the top 10 Big 8 receivers ... perhaps that's a credit to Jaynes). Except for maybe Pierson, I'm not seeing that yet with this year's team.

September 11, 2013 at 11:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )