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Beaty back on the road to promote KU football

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Between recruiting, returning to Texas to see his family and touring the state to drum up interest for his new program, Kansas University football coach David Beaty has spent a lot of time on the road since being named KU's newest football coach.

This week, in some of KU's most important recruiting territories, Beaty will be entering a few more miles into his travel log.

Beginning Tuesday in Houston, Beaty will make a few stops to share with KU fans his vision for the program and a state of the program as it stands today.

Beaty will be joined by fellow Jayhawks, members of the KU Alumni Association, KU administration and assistant football coaches for a happy hour to talk about what's next for Kansas Football. Food will be provided with a cash bar. The events are free to the public.

Here's a quick look at the schedule for the week:

• Tuesday — Houston, Texas — 7-9 p.m. at Christian's Tailgate Heights, 2820 White Oak.

• Wednesday — Dallas, Texas — 7-9 p.m. at Henderson Tap House, 2323 N. Henderson Ave.

• Thursday — Denver, Colorado — 7-9 p.m. at Stoney's Bar & Grill, 1111 Lincoln St.

After that, it'll be back to Lawrence to get the team's summer conditioning program and summer camp schedule under way.

While Beaty's away, the Jayhawks themselves will be focusing on this week's final exams.

Before we check out, here's a quick look at the new KU football poster for the upcoming season.

The official 2015 Kansas Football poster.

The official 2015 Kansas Football poster. by Matt Tait

Comments

Ryan McAtee 7 years, 6 months ago

Matt, I have seen a lot of KU Football ads and tweets with the old "KU" helmet pictured... are we going back to that helmet this year or do we still have a ton of different looks since we are an Adidas school? I have a feeling Coach Beaty might be a little more conservative with uniform selection. Any insight on the helmet and/or uniforms would be appreciated!

Aaron Paisley 7 years, 6 months ago

I love that helmet. Blue chrome with the chrome facemask, these helmets are going to look great under the lights. I'm hoping there's going to be a chromed out version of the crimson Warhawk helmet as well.

Michael Lorraine 7 years, 6 months ago

Blue Team running back Ke'aun Kinner (22) makes a move against White Team safety Frank Seurer Jr. (18) during the Spring Game on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Memorial Stadium.

Blue Team running back Ke'aun Kinner (22) makes a move against White Team safety Frank Seurer Jr. (18) during the Spring Game on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Memorial Stadium. by Nick Krug

Classy and stylish. Good for home and the road.

David Williams 7 years, 6 months ago

An interesting way to signal a vision of "back to the future" for Beaty would be to revert to some type of 2007 uniform schematic. Act like you have been there before and you will (eventually) be there again....

Suzi Marshall 7 years, 6 months ago

Very disappointed with the venue for tonight's event in Houston. Christian's Tailgate Heights on White Oak is on the south side near Hobby airport, which might be convenient for the staff who probably flew into Hobby on SWA but not for many of the area alums. I'd bet most of the Houston area alums live North or West. Many thinking about attending will not be excited about fighting through traffic and thunderstorms to get there. At least Charlie Weiss had the good sense to choose a venue in the Galleria area on the west side.

Fred Davis 7 years, 6 months ago

Suzi, you may want to check your map again, it's minutes from downtown, besides, Galleria traffic is awful as well... either way, I'm going to be there tonight, looking forward to hearing what the coach has to say...

Suzi Marshall 7 years, 6 months ago

Thanks Fred.

Don't know why my GPS was originally showing near Hobby. I'm at Tailgaters now and the Heights is a good venue. There should be more here.

Larry Jackson 7 years, 6 months ago

The Dallas venue was perfect! Coach has got me fired up! I asked the the running back's coach about Cummings status. I did not receive an answer. Are there any updates?

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