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Kansas freshman QB Ryan Willis completed 35-of-50 balls for 330 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 30-20 loss to Texas Tech.

We're going to go ahead and call this one: Willis is going to be a four-year Jayhawk starter. He's the most promising signal-caller to pass through the program since perhaps Todd Reesing. Today, in his second start, he put a major scare into the 5-2 Red Raiders. Kansas trailed by only a field goal with the ball late when Willis made his one pivitol mistake, an interception Jah'Shawn Johnson returned for a score to seal the deal. Either way, the 6-foot-4, 211-pound freshman has shown good promise in limited action.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 05:44:00 PM

After rushing for 270 yards through his first two games, Kansas junior RB Ke'aun Kinner has logged just 71 on the ground in his last two contests combined.

Kinner's the one true Kansas player who deserves DFS consideration on a weekly basis, but his last two contests have not been kind to him. The 5-foot-9, 186-pound junior carried the ball 16 times for 25 yards against the season-long disaster movie that is Rutgers football two weeks ago, then followed it up with another sad panda outing of 11 carries for 46 yards in Saturday's loss to Iowa State. This weekend's showdown with Baylor is a problematic spot for a possible rebound game. Not only is HC Art Briles' team relatively strong against the run (144 rushing yards allowed on average), their video game offense is almost certainly going to bury Kansas early. Kinner's best case scenario would be a close game that sees the Jayhawks pounding the rock through him to keep Seth Russell and company on the sidelines. That's just not going to happen. His October 17 showdown with Texas Tech represents a much more palatable opportunity for those curious about this deeper DFS option.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 11:07:00 PM

Kansas freshman QB Ryan Willis will start Saturday's game against Baylor.

Willis entered the season as a third-string quarterback, but multiple position injuries have allowed him to rise to starter on the depth chart. Starter Montell Cozart is out indefinitely with a shoulder strain and backup Deondre Ford is expected to miss the remainder of the 2015 season due to a thumb injury. For his part, 6-foot-4, 211-pound freshman Willis completed 8-of-16 passes for 100 yards after Cozart left Saturday's match-up with Iowa State. A three-star recruit out of high school, Willis will immediately be thrown into the fire against Baylor on Saturday. While he could eventually turn into a successful starter, it would be a risky DFS play to toss him into the lineup against the Bears.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Kansas junior QB Montell Cozart is out indefinitely due to a shoulder strain and will miss Saturday's contest with Baylor.

Cozart was forced out of Saturday's game against Iowa State due to what's being deemed a left shoulder sprain. This, on top of a thumb injury to backup QB Deondre Ford, has freshman QB Ryan Willis now in-line to start against Baylor this coming weekend. Prior to the shoulder issue, the 6-foot-2, 170-pound Cozart had thrown for 752 yards with a 2/1 TD/INT ratio while rushing for 113 yards and a touchdown across four games.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 04:02:00 PM

Kansas junior RB Ke'aun Kinner rushed for a pair of touchdowns against Rutgers on Saturday.

Kinner was held to 23 yards on 15 carries but put up good DFS numbers anyway thanks to the touchdowns and his 49 receiving yards. Kinner ran for 270 yards in the first two games and is worth a look in shallower DFS pools because the Jayhawks don't really have anyone else to give the ball to.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 04:41:00 PM

Kansas junior QB Montell Cozart completed 25-of-38 passes for 291 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 41-38 loss to South Dakota State.

Cozart also rushed for 95 yards. He isn't a draft prospect, but DFS players will want to keep Cozart in mind as a sneaky punt-QB option later this season in shallower pools if he finds himself in a good matchup. That's because Kansas, which will be playing from behind all season long, has introduced a pass-happy spread attack. The dual-threat Cozart suffered a minor injury in the second quarter but was fine after halftime.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 06:15:00 PM

Kansas has dismissed sophomore CB Matthew Boateng from the team for an unspecified violation of team rules.

"Matthew has been dismissed from our program for a violation of team rules. We wish him well in his future endeavors," said HC David Beaty in the form of a released statement. While a team depth chart hasn't been released as of yet, Boateng was likely working toward a backup role in the secondary prior to his dismissal. The 5-foot-11, 176-pound sophomore played in eight games as a true freshman, recording nine tackles, a forced fumble and an interception. Kansas opens the season against South Dakota State on Saturday.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 05:54:00 PM

Kansas junior T Jordan Shelley-Smith added 50 pounds in the off-season.

"3 a.m. [protein] shake every day," said Shelley-Smith in the spring, when asked about the weight gain. "Before I went to sleep and 3 a.m. It’s not fun at first, but sometimes I would get up and not even remember waking up and drinking a shake because you get so used to the routine." His dedication and self-discipline while transitioning from tight end to tackle in the middle of last season have impressed HC David Beaty, who said that the 6-foot-5, 296-pound junior is "a great kid, unbelievable worker, great work ethic, great in the classroom. He does everything you want him to do." A natural athlete with agile footwork, Shelley-Smith has a chance to blossom on the offensive line now that he's fully entrenched.
Mon, Aug 31, 2015 06:09:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 03:20:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 03:14:00 PM

Kansas senior T Larry Mazyck "must improve every facet of his blocking," wrote TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Ouch. What stands out most about Mazyck is his size. He's an absolute monster at 6-foot-8, 360 pounds and can more than hold his own when he's going well. Beyond the mountainous girth, the former three-star recruit needs to refine his fundamentals before he's considered a legitimate draft prospect.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 07:06:00 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein believes Kansas DB Kevin Short "has very little chance of being drafted [in the supplemental draft] despite his intriguing 6-foot-2 frame."

Short came to the Jayhawks via the 2013 JUCO class, but he never played for them after taking a redshirt in 2013. He was ruled academically ineligible in 2014 and then left school for personal reasons, according to then-Kansas coach Charlie Weis. He hasn't played in a game since 2012.
Source: NFL.com
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 03:56:00 PM

Kansas redshirt senior QB Michael Cummings underwent knee surgery.

Cummings suffered a left knee injury in April's spring game after being tackled by walk-on safety Michael Glatczak. "It was a complete freak accident," said Cummings. "I have reviewed the film from Saturday and Michael Glatczak was being blocked down the field and had his back to the action for almost the entire play. At the last second he turned to make the tackle without having any idea who was carrying the ball. He is a great kid, a great teammate and again it was just a very unfortunate accident." Kansas hasn't released an ETA on his return, but Montell Cozart figures to enter the season as starter.
Source: News OK
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 09:09:00 PM

Kansas senior LB Jake Love retired from football for medical reasons.

Between Love hanging up the cleats and the dismissals of running back Corey Avery and wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman, Kansas has had a rough week. Love's loss figures to be the most painful for new coach David Beaty. Last season, he had 53 tackles and 9.5 tackles for loss. This year, he was expected to pick up much of the slack left by the graduation of All-Big 12 performer Ben Heeney to the NFL. ESPN's Jake Trotter recently tweeted that Kansas could have the worst team in Big 12 history. Matching last year's 3-9 record would be a feat for Beaty.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 07:56:00 PM

Kansas has dismissed suspended junior WR Rodriguez Coleman.

Those who follow the program called Coleman the school's top returning receiver, but he had been held out of spring activities due to a violation of team rules. That incident has led to his dismissal.
Source: ESPN
Wed, Jun 10, 2015 01:16:00 PM


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