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Kansas chancellor Douglas Girod gave a vote of confidence to HC David Beaty and AD Sheahon Zenger.

In a message sent to faculty and students on Monday, Girod wrote, "Nobody denies the challenges we are having on the field, but I maintain my belief that Sheahon and Coach Beaty have the right long-term vision and are doing things the right way. Our focus now is empowering them with the tools they need to fulfill their vision." Beaty is 3-31 at Kansas -- 1-9 this year -- and 1-24 in Big 12 play. He's recruited better in recent years and added strong coaches to his staff (including former TCU OC Doug Meacham), but had a huge hole to dig out of following Charlie Weis' disastrous tenure. We assume Kansas will give Beaty one more year -- especially because he has some star-caliber commitments in the next recruiting cycle -- but it wouldn't be a surprise if KU makes a change after the season either.
Source: ESPN
Nov 14 - 4:56 PM

Kansas redshirt sophomore QB Carter Stanley (undisclosed) completed 27-of-43 passes for 268 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in Saturday's 42-27 loss to Texas.

While Stanley was questionable for this one due to an undisclosed injury concern, he managed to play the entirety of Saturday's contest without issue. It was a mixed performance, but we feel like he did enough to start over Peyton Bender once more against Oklahoma next weekend.
Nov 11 - 10:04 PM

Kansas redshirt junior WR Tyler Patrick was carted off the field with a left leg injury in third quarter of Saturday's game against Texas.

This one looked potentially serious on the field. Patrick understandably won't be returning to Saturday's contest. Expect some clarity on the injury concern during the upcoming practice week.
Nov 11 - 8:44 PM

Kansas redshirt sophomore QB Carten Stanley (undisclosed) is questionable to play against Texas on Saturday.

Stanley struggled badly against Baylor last week and was benched, but Jayhawks coach David Beatty did say that if he's healthy enough to play, he will get the start against the Longhorns. Former starter Peyton Bender would again be under center against Texas if Stanley can't play.
Nov 9 - 8:31 PM

Kansas sophomore RB Khalil Herbert rushed for 71 yards on 10 carries in Saturday's 38-9 loss to Baylor.

The Jayhawks proved mostly hapless on offense, even against a mostly hapless Baylor team. Herbert served as one of the lone offensive bright spots for the team. This was his best rushing performance since September. A hamstring injury limited his workload in October.
Nov 4 - 5:22 PM

Kansas junior WR Steven Sims Jr. caught seven passes for 165 yards in Saturday's 30-20 loss to Kansas State.

Sims (5'10/176) is a dynamic receiver, but his production is irrevocably tied to his quarterback play. For that reason, it's been a disappointing season. Today marked a season-high in receiving yards as well as his third 100-plus yard receiving game of the year. Sims will have to average a bit more than 100 yards per game in KU's final four contests to achieve his first 1,000-yard campaign.
Oct 28 - 6:55 PM

Kansas redshirt sophomore QB Carter Stanley went 23-of-48 passing for 418 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's 30-20 loss to Kansas State.

Kansas introduced Peyton Bender (1,429 yards on 54.4% completions with an 8/9 TD/INT ratio) as the starter for Saturday's game, but it was Stanley who played the entirety of the contest. That turned out to be a good decision, as the youngster put a real scare into the Wildcats. This was Stanley's first start of the campaign, and we think he showed enough in it to keep the starting gig going forward. Kansas gets winless Baylor next.
Oct 28 - 6:47 PM

Kansas moved redshirt sophomore WR Daylon Charlot to safety.

After receiving some preseason hype as a potential breakout candidate, Charlot entered the weekend with only one catch on the season. Now, the Jayhawks will attempt to unlock the 6-foot, 193-pounder's talent in the defensive backfield. A former Alabama signee, Charlot ranked as Rivals' No. 78 prospect in the 2015 class.
Oct 28 - 3:15 PM

When asked whether he was reevaluating the quarterback position, Kansas HC David Beaty said "not really."

Peyton Bender will remain Jayhawks' signal-caller for this weekend's showdown with Kansas State. The question to Beaty is understandable enough, as the redshirt junior is coming off a catastrophic offensive game against TCU, one in which he passed for just 38 yards. Keeping the faith for now, though, keeping the faith for now. On the whole, Bender has thrown for 1,429 yards (54.4% completions) with an 8/9 TD/INT ratio in seven games.
Oct 26 - 2:05 PM

Kansas redshirt junior QB Peyton Bender completed 7-of-16 passes for 38 yards in Saturday's 43-0 loss to TCU.

This was about as bad of a team offensive performance as you will see this season. The Jayhawks managed just four first downs in the defeat, -25 yards rushing (including sacks) and 21 total yards (again, with sack-yardage subtracted). They averaged 0.4 yards per play against the Horned Frogs. We could go on, but you get the idea. Bender and company will try for a rebound against Kansas State next weekend. They've been outscored a combined 88-0 by Iowa State and TCU over the last two games.
Oct 22 - 12:20 AM

Rivals recruiting analysts Chad Simmons and Woody Wommack pass along that "right now things are still on track" for Kansas with five-star 2018 verbal WR commit Devonta Jason.

Jason -- Rivals' No. 24 overall player in the 2018 class -- has been committed to the Jayhawks since early February. He's long been viewed as a possibility to flip his pledge, but so far so good for Kansas. Still not out of the woods, though, as LSU is a strong candidate to receive an official visit from the New Orleans native. Jason plans on taking advantage of the new early December signing window.
Source: Rivals
Oct 18 - 9:18 PM

Kansas sophomore RB Khalil Herbert (hamstring) was withheld from Saturday's tilt with Iowa State.

A game-time decision, Herbert was a late scratch. He's one of Kansas' few playmaking sources, and the Jayhawks are predictably having trouble moving the ball without him in Ames.
Oct 14 - 2:11 PM

Kansas sophomore CB Hasan Defense (mono) hasn't been cleared to return.

Defense missed last week's loss to Texas Tech. Consider him questionable for Saturday. Coming out of highs school, Defense was a consensus three-star rating by Rivals.com, ESPN.com and 247sports.com.
Oct 14 - 11:46 AM

Kansas freshman RB Dominic Williams (unspecified) is probable for Iowa State on Saturday.

"He was not completely healthy last week, [but] we think he’s gonna be okay to go this week," HC David Beaty said. "We certainly need him to. We need to get him back in there and get the ball in his hands a little bit more because he’s a dynamic guy." With starting running back Khalil Herbert suffering from a hamstring injury, the Jayhawks could really use a healthy Williams.
Source: Kansan
Oct 13 - 1:03 PM

Kansas sophomore RB Khalil Herbert (hamstring) is a game-time decision for Saturday's tilt with Iowa State.

Herbert was knocked out of last Saturday's loss to Texas Tech with a hamstring injury. True freshman Dom Williams covered for Herbert earlier this year when he was injured, and he'd do so again Saturday against the Cyclones if Herbert can't give it a go.
Oct 13 - 12:13 PM


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