Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 7.12.13
At 4-0, the Jayhawks were one of the biggest stories in college football's first month. Justin McCay looked like the receiver Oklahoma thought he would be when they originally signed him, and Marquel Combs was wrecking offensive lines up front. Rodriguez Coleman looked like a wiley veteran helping out Heaps in the passing game, and Cassius Sendish was well on his way to an All-Big 12 season. KU's big transfers all matured into the players the Jayhawks hoped they'd be.
9. Kansas: Jake Heaps is the great hope for the Jayhawks, who don't have another serviceable quarterback on the roster. Heaps has earned some rave reviews during the spring and had moderate success at BYU. He'll have a strong running game and a better group of receivers around him than Dayne Crist did last season. Michael Cummings played some last season after replacing Crist, but the results were far from inspiring.
“It’s exciting that we can reach out and be in so many homes,” head coach Ray Bechard said. “Obviously, we encourage Horejsi (Family Athletics Center) to be full of fans because there’s nothing like seeing it live. But, the opportunity to spread Jayhawk Nation to a lot of different areas and give people the chance to see us play is a huge commitment from Kansas Athletics and a great opportunity for our program.”
“Any time you saw her smiling in any of the pictures, it was with a Kansas volleyball shirt or a Jayhawk on her shirt,” Bechard said. “First and foremost, it was great for her development. But any time we get the opportunity for someone to play at a high level like that in the offseason is also great for the program.”
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“I’ve been in this league a year, and being tossed around can mess with confidence. It can mess with everything, so to hear somebody actually tell me they want me on their team is a great feeling,” Robinson added at the media session.