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Kansas University football coach David Beaty announced three significant changes to the KU football roster on Tuesday and each figures to have a hefty impact on the upcoming 2015 season.

Linebacker Jake Love is retiring from football for medical reasons. Running back Corey Avery and wide receiver Rodriguez Coleman both have been dismissed from the program following indefinite suspensions for violating undisclosed team rules this spring.

No further information for the dismissal was included.

Beaty also announced that incoming freshman Shola Ayinde, a cornerback from Richmond, Texas, will delay his enrollment at KU and has not reported to campus.

As a true freshman in 2014, Avery led the Jayhawks with 151 carries, 631 yards and five touchdowns. Coleman missed most of last season because of discipline issues, but had one of the best 2014 springs of anyone on the roster and always loomed as a potential breakout player. It never quite materialized, however, and in his two seasons with the Jayhawks, the former junior college standout finished with just 245 yards and one touchdown on 11 receptions in 18 games.

Had Avery and Coleman remained on the roster, both would have been strong candidates to lead the Jayhawks in rushing and receiving during 2015.

In addition to the dismissal of two of the offense's top weapons, the loss of Love takes away another sure starter on defense. Love, who graduated with a communications degree in May, finished fourth on the team with 53 tackles in 2014. Those numbers included three sacks — good for second on the team — and 9.5 tackles for loss.

During his KU career, the Tonkawa, Oklahoma, native, who red-shirted in 2011, finished with 107 tackles while often playing in the shadows of future NFL draft pick Ben Heeney.

“When I think of Jake Love, I think of a hard-nosed, tough, physical football player,” Beaty said in a press release. “We are going miss his leadership and tenacity on the field, but we will also miss having a guy out there with the experience he has playing in the Big 12. With that said, nothing is more important than his health and him being able to have a long, productive future outside of football. I am really happy he got his degree and we wish him the best as he moves forward.”

In the release, Love also expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to play KU football for the past four seasons.

“I have met so many amazing people on this journey and consider many of them family,” he said. “Unfortunately, I have been advised not to play football anymore due to medical reasons. I am thankful that KU has given me the option to start working on my master’s degree in the fall and it’s something I look forward to.

“I wish coach Beaty and his staff nothing but the best moving forward and will be cheering from the stands come September 5. I (also) would like to thank the fans who have supported me through thick and thin and my parents who have been there for me since day one.”

The loss of three front-line players with legitimate experience certainly qualifies as another blow to an already-thin KU team. Because of failed junior-college transfer experiments during the past few seasons, the Jayhawks will open the season with at least a dozen fewer scholarship players than most schools and will attempt to fill the void by developing and using walk-ons to add depth.

Beyond that, those players who have played a meaningful number of snaps during their college careers, in most cases, were reserves or role players and never have been counted on as leaders or go-to guys.

That may hinder KU's chances to keep up, especially against Big 12 Conference foes, but Beaty will not allow the depleted roster to keep the Jayhawks from competing as hard as possible on a weekly basis.

“The number one thing I was looking for when we started looking at our needs, was roster management — getting the depth that we need and still getting the type of players that we need,” explained Beaty shortly after being hired. “But you've gotta have the depth. You might have the best player in the world, but if he gets hurt and there's air behind him how are you gonna play the game?”


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« Last Edit: June 10, 2015, 01:07:32 AM by Cannoncat »
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Re: T's and P's for our little brother down the Kaw
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2015, 09:01:08 PM »
Man... KU football is hurting  :frown:

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Re: T's and P's for our little brother down the Kaw
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2015, 09:22:38 PM »
No no you got it all wrong, hurting MORE and MORE everyday  :frown:
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Re: T's and P's for our little brother down the Kaw
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2015, 10:35:05 PM »
Some investigative reporting from cannoncat
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2015, 10:49:38 PM »
Some investigative reporting from cannoncat

yes. great job on getting those quotes, cannon.  :thumbs:

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Re: T's and P's for our little brother down the Kaw
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2015, 11:20:00 PM »
They night make a strong case for worst big xii team in history. Maybe even worst p5 team in history. Pretty cool
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Re: T's and P's for our little brother down the Kaw
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2015, 12:43:30 AM »
They night make a strong case for worst big xii team in history. Maybe even worst p5 team in history. Pretty cool

Would take. Then maybe SI could run an article declaring KU the "Real Futility U" because that's what KU FB is.

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not sure why this needed a new thread, but cannoncat I guess

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Why can't KU get their crap together and field a competitive football team? It's not that hard. Even TCU can do it.

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Why can't KU get their crap together and field a competitive football team? It's not that hard. Even TCU Baylor Texas Tech can do it.
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Why can't KU get their crap together and field a competitive football team? It's not that hard. Even TCU Baylor Texas Tech Iowa State can do it.
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Why can't KU get their crap together and field a competitive football team? It's not that hard. Even TCU Baylor Texas Tech Iowa State DOOK can do it.
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When has ISU ever been competitive?

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is it always a bad thing if you don't return your stars from garbage teams?  sounds like beatty is killing off the polar bears and sending that iceberg straight for our cruise ship

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When has ISU ever been competitive?
They had some nice 6-6 teams not to long ago. They battled for the north back in the day, when the whole north was down.  :frown:
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is it always a bad thing if you don't return your stars from garbage teams?  sounds like beatty is killing off the polar bears and sending that iceberg straight for our cruise ship

Our asphalt parking lot will melt it before it gets within 100 yards of us.

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It hurts real bad  :frown:

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When has ISU ever been competitive?
They had some nice 6-6 teams not to long ago. They battled for the north back in the day, when the whole north was down.  :frown:

The last time I was in Ames I was in a bar trying to drink the Iowa away and I struck up a conversation with some college aged dudes who claimed ISU was the 2004 North Co-Champs.  I asked them who they played in the Big 12 Co-Championship game and then it got quiet and awkward.

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Re: T's and P's for our little brother down the Kaw
« Reply #21 on: June 10, 2015, 02:07:38 PM »
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And the curse of firing an Orange Bowl winning coach continues.

Beatty needs to plead to Zenger to invite him back and give him a reception. Also put Todd in the circle of fame. Start admitting that 08 team existed and start healing.

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Time to get out to Munjor and get some walk on replacements

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not sure why this needed a new thread, but cannoncat I guess

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is it always a bad thing if you don't return your stars from garbage teams?  sounds like beatty is killing off the polar bears and sending that iceberg straight for our cruise ship

A+ post right there.