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Kansas Jayhawks News and Notes 8.14.15

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KU football adds former Miami, Fla., D-Lineman Corey King |

His addition brings much needed size and experience to KU's thinnest position. Senior Kapil Fletcher (6-3, 271) and red-shirt freshman Daniel Wise (6-3, 271) have been running with the first-team defense at the D-tackle spots.

KU football lands running back Ke'aun Kinner with help from Orange Bowl alum |

Just after David Beaty was hired as Kansas football coach in December, former player Patrick Resby called him to let him know about Ke’aun Kinner — a running back who played for him as an assistant at Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas.“It never hurts to have buddies,” Beaty said. “They give you calls, and sometimes it works out.”

Two-Minute Drill: Monotony?

At about the halfway point through practice, the team was divided into two random squads and the several players on each team were called out to attempt to field punts. In what was intended to be a friendly competition ended up as a down-to-the-wire affair with several memorable catches and unfortunately some unforgettable drops.

What caught my eye at Day 7 of KU football's 2015 preseason practices | Tale of the Tait |

The 11-on-11 stuff was pretty good today. First off, transfer RB Ryan Schadler took a carry to the house that set the sideline on fire. He also fumbled a few carries later and that set RBs coach Reggie Mitchell on fire. Schadler's got talent, but he can't keep fumbling and keep alive any hopes of having a significant role. I'm sure he's more than aware of that.

On the corner: Perry working to replace two NFL picks |

“Right now, we’re in survival mode,” Perry said. “Everything’s kind of grasping, and that’s when you make a lot of mistakes. They’re not seeing things. They’re not remembering formations and concepts.”

KU football cornerback Brandon Stewart improving thanks to coach's tough love | Mobile

The junior college transfer’s progression has been so swift that Perry admitted Thursday he’s the furthest along of the Jayhawks’ cornerbacks. “He’s taken that step,” Stewart said, “of wanting to be great.”

Competition on OL picking up in camp

"You'd like to have between 17 and 20 offensive lineman on your squad at any given time to have three full groups and other guys rotating in," he said. "So far in it has been really good."

Q&A: Cornerbacks coach Kenny Perry

I'm just trying to get them to understand every play is important and every ball that is caught on you is a big deal. That's just something I've learned from watching this conference in the last few years. As a cornerback you have to forget the last play. You just hope you don't have to forget the last three plays.

Volleyball - Surprise! Jayhawks Deliver Season Tickets to Fans

In 2014, Kansas broke its record with seven sellouts and missed an eighth sellout by less than 20 people. The Jayhawks routinely rank in the top-30 nationally in attendance, a stat that continues to go up as the team has hosted the NCAA First and Second Rounds in each of the last three years.

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Is Turner Gill a better coach than Nick Saban? After a timeout, he is. - Football Study Hall

No, Turner Gill is not a better coach than Nick Saban. Saban has four national titles, and Gill saw his coaching star go dim at Kansas, of all places. But in one measure, maybe he is: how his teams perform after a timeout.

Quarterbacks contributing to revival of running game in college football -

Welcome back, running game. College football's best teams are once again finding success by running the football, and quarterbacks are getting their fair share of yards on the ground.

Oklahoma's Buddy Hield fueled by his roots of growing up in Bahamas -

Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield's drive and determination, learned from his mother growing up in the Bahamas, has led to him developing into one of the top players in the nation heading into his senior season.

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Davis, Holland melt down; Royals lose when leading after 7 innings again -

After recently going 111 games without losing when leading after seven innings, the Royals have now done it back-to-back days. Wade Davis and Greg Holland melted down Thursday.

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LOOK: Fresno State thrilled to be only program with its own blimp -

Fresno State has a blimp. That's crazy.

LOOK: UNLV's new football field design has a distinctly Vegas feel -

UNLV's new field design makes it very clear where the school is located.

VIDEO: Kansas D-lineman shouldn't return punts - Big 12 Blog - ESPN

The Jayhawks had a little fun during fall practice Thursday and reminded us why defensive linemen aren't allowed to play punt returner.