Kansas interim football coach Clint Bowen revealed Monday morning that senior Tony Pierson is recovering from an unspecified “neck-type” injury after leaving early during Saturday’s 34-21 loss at Texas Tech.
The linebacker’s greatest gifts — his speed and all-out motor— make him the perfect weapon against the Big 12’s spread offenses. The latest evidence, of course, came on Saturday afternoon, when Heeney racked up a career-high 21 tackles in the Jayhawks’ 34-21 loss to Texas Tech. The performance included an remarkable 17 solo tackles and a 37-yard interception return.
For the second straight week, the Jayhawks came up short in a 34-21 loss at Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon. For the Jayhawks, who remain winless in the Big 12, there were too many miscues, too many mental errors, too much early turmoil while falling behind 17-0 on the road. Kansas fell to 2-5 and 0-4 in the Big 12.
Few plays electrify a football stadium like a thundering sack of the quarterback. That’s why we chose to feature the current rulers of the Chiefs’ pass rush — Justin Houston, Tamba Hali and rookie Dee Ford (above from left) — in our annual special preview, which is online now and also appeared in 48 pages of Sunday’s print editions of The Kansas City Star.
The confidence was swelling around the Kansas football program this week after the new starting quarterback completed just 54 percent of his passes and threw for 288 yards. Receivers were smiling. The new quarterback was talking about finishing better. The vibe around the Anderson Family Football Complex was trending in a positive direction.
Michael Reynolds, a graduate of Kapaun Mount Carmel in Wichita, had two sacks in last week’s 27-20 loss to Oklahoma State, wreaking havoc in the Cowboys’ backfield. The recent surge has provided cover to the Jayhawks’ talent secondary.
Here was Wayne Selden, standing in the Sprint Center on Wednesday morning. He wore a red tie and dress pants. He yawned once, preparing for a day of interviews at the annual Big 12 basketball media day in Kansas City.