Could Cozart see playing time?
Freshman quarterback Montell Cozart appeared on the depth chart for the first time this season — he was listed at second string with sophomore Michael Cummings — and coach Charlie Weis is certainly not squashing speculation that Cozart could be the answer at quarterback.
“I would not put him on the depth chart,” Weis said, “if he was not a legitimate candidate to play this week.”
Cozart, a graduate of Bishop Miege, drew high marks from Weis during fall camp. And, according to KU quarterbacks coach Ron Powlus, Cozart has continued to progress during the season’s first six weeks. A 6-foot-2 dual-threat quarterback, Cozart was a three-star prospect, according to Rivals.com.
• Junior linebacker Ben Heeney and junior running back Tony Pierson highlighted a group of players listed as “day-to-day” on the depth chart because of injuries. Heeney suffered a knee injury at TCU last Saturday, while Pierson is still recovering from a concussion suffered against Texas Tech on Oct. 5.
Junior receiver Andrew Turzilli and junior nose tackle Tedarian Johnson were also listed as day-to-day, and Weis said he was unsure if any of the four would be available against Oklahoma.
“I’m not just sandbagging,” Weis said. “I really don’t know.”
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