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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.11.15

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Two-Minute Drill: Back to Work

Monday morning consisted of walk-throughs and lifts. While the offense spends time in the weight room, the defense holds a walk-through and vice-versa.

Need for speed: Offense's tempo comes at defense’s expense |

“What’s tough about this offense is matching it up with a defense in the way that you practice,” Likens said. “Defenses have to see all kinds of formations and then they have to adjust to how you line up. So they need to see guys shifting, moving, lining up and all that stuff and we’re more concerned with go, go, go, go, go, fast, fast, fast, fast, fast, line up, snap the ball, let’s go.”

What caught my eye at Day 4 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices | Tale of the Tait |

A big chunk of the time we were out there focused on special teams and the biggest thing that stood out to me there was the number of bodies working on returning punts. Taylor Cox, Quincy Perdue, Taylor Martin, Darious Crawley, Ke'aun Kinner and Emmanuel Moore all took their turn and they all looked pumped to get a crack at it. We'll see if other guys work there as camp goes on or if they find their punt returner from that group.

Montell Cozart impressed with freshman QBs Carter Stanley and Ryan Willis | Smithology |

Cozart said Monday he doesn’t think KU’s incoming quarterbacks will have as many issues as they adapt to offensive coordinator Rob Likens’ Air Raid attack. Plus, true freshmen Carter Stanley (from Vero Beach, Florida) and Ryan Willis (also from Bishop Miege) have impressed the junior with their approaches.

A lean Kansas Jayhawks football team is starting over with a new look | FOX Sports

Meet the Kansas Jayhawks, a team clearly thin in spots. The Jayhawks lost a senior class of 20, and more than half the starters and backups from the November roster are no longer around for assorted reasons.

KU football starts camp on previously deserted grass practice fields | FOX Sports

The reason, he said, is twofold. For one, he’d like to make KU’s players appreciate the nice facilities they have while also realizing some of the history of the program. The second thought behind changing up the location was to lessen the burden on players. Grass fields are much cooler than turf ones and also can be easier on the body.

Kevin Haskin: KU football's Taylor Cox, a veteran, hopes to boost Jayhawks | Mobile

“He’s the only guy I’m older than around here,” cracked Reggie Mitchell, who coaches KU’s running backs.

KU Basketball Notebook |

Wiggins in camp for Canadian National team; Kentucky offers KU target Trae Young; Darrell Arthur signs with Denver Nuggets; Terrance Ferguson denies giving Alabama oral commitment

Women's Soccer - No. 23 Jayhawks Ready for Preseason Tune-Up with Bulldogs

The 2015 version of the Kansas soccer team will see its first action of the season when the Jayhawks play the first of two preseason exhibition matches against the Drake Bulldogs on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The match will take place at Rock Chalk Park with kickoff slated for 7 p.m.

AUDIO - David Beaty on unproven linebackers, Fish Smithson, more (Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews) |

First-year Kansas football coach David Beaty talks with the media on Monday, Aug. 10, 2015, about unproven linebackers, special teams progress, practicing on grass fields where past successful teams did, the defensive line, safety Fish Smithson, the importance of recruiting in Kansas, and more.

AUDIO - David Beaty Q&A from KU football media day (Press Conferences & Post-Game Interviews) |

First-year Kansas football coach David Beaty speaks with reporters at the Jayhawks' media day on Aug. 8, 2015, covering a wide range of topics, from philosophies to playing time.

VIDEO - Peek inside KU football preseason practice No. 4 |

A peek inside the fourth preseason practice of 2015 for Kansas football and first-year head coach David Beaty.

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Wichita State's latest commitment comes with minor NCAA violation -

That commitment came the day after Allen and his parents met in Wichita with the Shockers' coaching staff -- and that meeting brought about a Level 3 violation, sources told on Monday.

Candid Coaches: Which NCAA player would you take over all others? -

According to coaches we spoke with, Providence's Kris Dunn is the player they'd rather have on their roster over any other.

- Professional Sports -

JaCorey Shepherd Injury: Eagles rookie cornerback suffers ACL tear - Bleeding Green Nation

"The injury seemed to occur on a play where Darren Sproles ran into Shepherd along the sideline. The Eagles do not tackle to the ground in practice, but the rookie landed awkwardly after contact was made. It appeared Shepherd's right knee/leg was being worked on as he laid on the field."

Broncos roster 2015: Aqib Talib - Mile High Report

Former Kansas Jayhawk and Pro-Bowl corner Aqib Talib headlines what can potentially be the best secondary in the NFL in 2015.

Lions WR with $3.6 million contract lives on $60,000 a year -

Lions wide receiver Ryan Broyles knows how to budget.

NFL Sunday Ticket available to more viewers without DirecTV subscription -

Just because you don't have DirecTV doesn't mean you won't be able to subscribe to Sunday Ticket this year.

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WATCH: Alabama Fan Day time-lapse video is weirdly mesmerizing -

When you see how long the line gets, maybe you can understand why they're running.