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Head Kansas football coach David Beaty met with the media Tuesday to talk about the team's second-to-last conference road test at Texas. The Jayhawks head to Austin, Texas, to face the 3-5 Longhorns, Saturday, Nov. 7. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m., and can be seen on the Jayhawk Television Network and Longhorn Network.
Comparing the Royals to the Jayhawks too heavily may draw laughs today. But there are similarities and Beaty is not afraid to point them out.
David Beaty has reshaped his practices because of his team's specific situation. KU now has two "Hawk Bowls" per week, intrasquad scrimmages that allow reserves the opportunities at more reps. Beaty has never been with a staff that has had two each week. "The reality is that we have to be great developers," Beaty said.
The Jayhawks give up an average of 247 yards on the ground, and 334.5 yards through the air. Kansas gives up over 47 percent of third down conversions to its opponents. Texas' struggling offense has an opportunity to bounce back from its shutout loss to Iowa State against the Jayhawks.
KU football coach David Beaty talks about this weekend's game Texas and the parallel between KU football and the Kansas City Royals.
Kansas defensive coordinator Clint Bowen says the Jayhawks will face a different challenge in stopping the Texas offense this week, following a string of more pass-driven, high-scoring attacks.
"I would say we’re ready to get out there and compete," said KU senior forward Perry Ellis. "We’ve been practicing with each other a while now, plus the summer. We practiced then, also. I’m just ready to get back out there, excited to get back out there. We’re ready to play somebody."
Diallo is allowed to practice with the team, but is still awaiting a ruling from the NCAA Eligibility Center. A native of Mali, Diallo attended Our Savior of New American in Centereach, New York. The school has been under NCAA review. Damon Wilson, a Pitt freshman and Diallo's teammate last year at OSNA, was cleared back in early September.
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The NCAA's case against SMU, just like its case against Pacific, is rooted in academic fraud allegedly committed via online courses. And there's no reason to believe more cases aren't on the way.
"The only poll that we're excited about is Dec. 6, and I promise you, we'll have the biggest poll party you've seen," he said. "We'll open up Death Valley and serve pizza to everybody. That'll be a time to celebrate a poll. Until then, it doesn't matter."
The biggest criticism of the committee this week though has to do with Baylor entering at No. 6. If strength of schedule means anything at all, that selection is indefensible.
Miami fans just won't let some things go, even as the Bottom 10 has awarded the Coveted Number Five Spot to the Georgia Bulldogs.
Kansas is just stuck at No. 2 right now. I can't predict the future, but odds are that the only way the Jayhawks get back to No. 1 is if UCF wins a game and Kansas doesn't. I just don't think it can catch the Knights any other way.
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Pictures from above during the Royals World Series parade must be seen to be believed.
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