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Montell Cozart | Quarterback

Team: Kansas Jayhawks
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 170

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Kansas HC David Beaty has named junior QB Montell Cozart the team's starting quarterback for the 2015 season.
JUCO transfer Deondre Ford pushed Cozart in camp, but the Jayhawks ultimately returned to Cozart to lead the charge this season. The 6-foot-2, 193-pound quarterback started five games a year ago, completing 64-of-128 passes for 701 yards with a 5/7 TD/INT ratio. He also brings a dimension on the ground, though his 52 rushes amounted to just 63 yards in 2014. Aug 24 - 3:20 PM

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According to Kansas HC David Beaty, the team is 'not there yet' on deciding whether junior QB Montell Cozart will take the reigns as a starter this season.

"We're just not [ready]," said Beaty of a possible decision. Cozart's main competition looks like it's JUCO transfer Deondre Ford, at least in the eyes of Lawrence Journal-World's Matt Tait, who covers the team. For his part, Cozart started five games last season and completed 64-of-128 passes (50% on the nose) while throwing five touchdowns against seven interceptions.
Aug 18 - 3:14 PM

Kansas QBs Michael Cummings and Montell Cozart are competing for the starting job.

Cummings (a senior) replaced Cozart (junior) as starter in Week 6 last year. "You'll have to ask coach (David) Beaty that," Cummings said when asked about the competition. "But I'm focusing on one thing a day, trying to get better at one thing every day. Little things add up to the big picture." Beaty and offensive coordinator Rob Likens also figure to allow freshmen Carter Stanley and Ryan Willis in on the race. "I only have one child, so I wouldn't know this," Likens said. "But I hear you could have two kids, you love 'em both the same but they're completely different, their attitudes and all that stuff. At the quarterback position, the No. 1 thing at the end of the day is did you manage the game well?"
May 13 - 10:01 PM

Kansas coach Charlie Weis named sophomore Montell Cozart starting QB.

The mighty sure have fallen, as former No. 1 QB recruit Jake Heaps will spend his senior year holding a clipboard. Cozart sealed the deal in the spring game, completing six of 10 passes for 58 yards, adding 70 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the ground. It's been three years since one of the top two QBs on KU's depth chart completed more than half their passes. The pressure won't be on Cozart, in other words.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 01:29:00 AM

Kansas coach Charlie Weis said true freshman QB Montell Cozart will see increased playing time going forward.

Cozart made his career debut this past weekend against Oklahoma -- rushing three times for eight yards and not attempting a pass -- and will see the field against Baylor on Saturday. "You can't say, 'Well, let's go play him for nine snaps against Oklahoma,' and then sit him," Weis said Monday. "As we go forward, he'll definitely be in our thoughts. You'll definitely see him show up in the [Baylor] game." The news appears ominous for starter Jake Heaps, but the former top BYU recruit took Weis' announcement in stride. "At the end of the day, I'm in it to win," Heaps said. "Whatever we gotta do to win. I'm not too concerned about everything else."
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 09:29:00 PM