It seems that people outside the KU football program are expecting significant improvements from Jeremiah Hatch. Found this posting on the ESPN Blog page:
There have been comments about Hatch and Spikes both being in significantly better condition this year. If the rest of the OL stays healthy, and continues to develop, then the whole line could have a strong year. It sounds like a couple/few of the first year OL players are D1 ready, and with the thin numbers returning, will have an opportunity to contribute without redshirting.