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Kansas hired TCU co-OC/inside WRs coach Doug Meacham as offensive coordinator and WR coach.

This is a stunning move, and a big-time get by Jayhawks HC David Beaty. Along with Horned Frogs co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie, Meacham helped engineer one of the nation's best offenses over the past three years. Despite replacing QB Trevone Boykin and WR Josh Doctson in 2016, TCU ranked No. 29 nationally in total offense with 463.2 yards per game. In 2014-2015, the Horned Frogs finished second (46.5 ppg) and seventh (42.1 points per game) in the nation in scoring, respectively. For his effort in 2014, which included one of the great offensive turnarounds of the past few decades, Meacham was a finalist for the Broyles Award, which goes to the nation's top assistant coach. He's a superb fit for Kansas, which has struggled to get its Air Raid system off the ground.
Jan 12 - 2:09 PM

Kansas HC David Beaty was awarded a two-year extension which will keep him on with the program through the 2021 season.

The Jayhawks are just 2-22 in Beaty's two seasons at the helm, but they have been legitimately feisty at times in 2016. On October 8, they intercepted TCU QB Kenny Hill three times only to fall by a 24-23 final and in their rise-up moment of the current campaign, they felled Texas by a 24-21 final, essentially felling Charlie Strong in the process. That victory was their first against Texas since 1938 and put a cathartic end to a 19-game losing streak in Big 12 play. Perhaps the most telling part of Beaty's extension -- he not only will make $100,000 for any win over a Power 5 opponent, he will make an additional $50,000 for any win, period. And a cool $200,000 if Kansas makes a bowl. They last achieved that feat in 2008.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 04:51:00 PM

Kansas junior WR LaQuvionte Gonzalez recorded five receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown in last Saturday's loss to Kansas State.

In his first season in Lawrence after transferring over from Texas A&M, Gonzalez had three 100-yard receiving games, finishing with a solid 62-729-3 line. While the Jayhawks are still making up ground in the Big 12 talent divide, they boast a great receiving duo in Gonzalez and Steven Sims Jr.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 02:16:00 PM

Kansas redshirt freshman QB Carter Stanley went 24-of-44 passing for 302 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Saturday's 34-19 loss to Kansas State.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound redshirt freshman was impressive again, likely solidifying himself as Kansas' quarterback of the future if he hadn't already. Stanley held the Jayhawks in there against Iowa State in his first start (seven-point loss), went 21-of-42 for 220 yards in the upset of Texas, and surpassed 300 yards passing for the first time today. The Jayhawks (2-10 overall, 1-8 Big 12) will be much improved next year.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 03:41:00 PM

Former Washington State redshirt sophomore QB Peyton Bender has committed to a transfer to Kansas.

Bender visited Lawrence over the weekend. Nice timing, that one, as the Jayhawks proceeded to upset Texas. Kansas will have the opportunity to mold the 6-foot, 187-pound redshirt sophomore after he was ruled academically eligible to play for Washington State in 2016. That decision was reached in June, after which he dropped his game down to the JUCO level. In parts of five games last season (including an Apple Cup start in place of an injured Luke Falk), Bender threw for 498 yards with a 3/4 TD/INT ratio.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 06:28:00 PM

Kansas sophomore WR Steven Sims Jr. caught seven passes for 79 yards in Saturday's 24-21 victory over Texas.

Matthew Wyman's 25-yard field goal in overtime gave Kansas their first Big 12 win in two years, snapping a 19-game conference losing streak, and first win over the Longhorns since 1938. Sims also converted a crucial 2-point conversion that pulled Kansas to within 21-18 in the fourth quarter. Kansas has shown signs of turning around the ship this season, nearly upsetting TCU and Iowa State prior to today. They close out the season next Saturday at Kansas State.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 08:12:00 PM

Former Washington State redshirt sophomore QB Peyton Bender is visiting Kansas this weekend, according to Jon Kirby.

Bender spent the 2016 season at the JUCO level after being ruled academically ineligible for the year. Kansas head coach David Beaty recently said he would look at JUCO quarterbacks ahead of the 2017 season.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 10:18:00 AM

Kansas junior RB Ke'aun Kinner had 152 yards rushing in a 31-24 loss against Iowa State on Saturday.

Kansas (1-9, Big 12 0-7) has lost 23-straight games against FBS teams. Their last such win? It came against these Cyclones on Nov. 8, 2014. Kansas welcomes the Texas Longhorns to town next weekend. Rock Chalk's next Big 12 win will likely have to wait until next season, at the earliest.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 04:58:00 PM

Kansas redshirt freshman QB Carter Stanley will start against Iowa State on Saturday.

With Montell Cozart dealing with a concussion, Stanley receives an opportunity to show his starting moxie. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound redshirt freshman completed 9-of-11 passes for 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns after Cozart exited action against West Virginia last weekend. That was the most extensive action he has seen this season.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 08:24:00 PM

Kansas redshirt junior QB Montell Cozart (concussion) will be available for Saturday's game against Iowa State.

While Cozart will be available should his presence be needed, Carter Stanley will draw the start for this weekend's spin with the Cyclones. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Cozart was initially forced out of action with concussion-like symptoms in last weekend's loss to West Virginia.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 08:17:00 PM

Kansas sophomore WR Steven Sims Jr. caught nine passes for 124 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 48-21 loss to West Virginia.

Sims was held out of the end zone for the first three quarters before an 11-yard scoring pass with 11:52 remaining in the game finally brought him to glory. This was the 5-foot-10, 176-pounder's first 100-yard receiving effort since October 8. Through nine games, Sims has caught 51 passes for 702 yards and five touchdowns.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 11:06:00 PM

Kansas junior WR LaQuvionte Gonzalez recorded six catches for 106 yards and a score in Saturday's loss to Oklahoma State.

One of the most talented players on the roster, Gonzalez, a former Texas A&M Aggie, is oft targeted. That's the good news, and the reason he has 42 catches. The bad news is that Kansas' offense stinks, so the explosive Gonzalez has been held to 484 yards and two scores. Kansas gets an Oklahoma secondary that just got lit up in record proportions by Pat Mahomes next week.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 07:58:00 PM

Kansas sophomore WR Steven Sims Jr. hauled in nine catches for 90 yards in Saturday's loss to Oklahoma State.

Sims is up to a 37-543-5 line. He holds some promise, and plays in a spread system inclined to throw, but Kansas' offense doesn't reach the end zone enough to make him a high-end fantasy option. The Jayhawks are at Oklahoma next time.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 10:44:00 AM

Kansas junior RB Ke'aun Kinner rushed for 145 yards on 14 carries in a loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday.

Kinner looked like a star, at least on this afternoon against OSU's weak defense. Case in point: Kinner hadn't reached 70 yards rushing this season until this afternoon. The setback in Lawrence was the Jayhawks' 21st-straight loss to an FBS opponent.
Sat, Oct 22, 2016 04:12:00 PM

Kansas dismissed redshirt sophomore DT D.J. Williams due to a violation of team rules.

There is no information as of yet as to what precipitated this dismissal. In four games this season, Williams had registered a trio of tackles, one of which went for a loss. The 6-foot-5, 292-pounder was a three-star recruit for the 2014 cycle.
Fri, Oct 14, 2016 02:02:00 PM


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