Quarterbacks Shine in KU's Eighth Spring Practice

April 13, 2011


Kansas football completed its eighth practice of the spring season, working through 13 stations on the practice fields at the Anderson Family Football Complex Wednesday. Quarterbacks Jordan Webb and Quinn Mecham both took snaps with the first team offense and both excelled Wednesday according to head coach Turner Gill.

“Both quarterbacks, Jordan Webb and Quinn Mecham, both threw the ball well and did some good things overall,” Gill said. “I thought they did some pretty good things with moving our offense and keeping drives going.”

KU ended practice running red zone drills, with the offense starting drives inside the 20-yard line. Both quarterbacks led the first team offense into the end zone.

With the Jayhawks over the midway point of their spring practice schedule, Gill said the team has shown significant improvement overall.

“There is less thinking and more knowing what we’re doing, so I think that’s a big difference between the first day and our eighth practice,” Gill said. “I think we’ve made some good progress overall as a football team. You have to fight through the ups and downs; we’ve had some bumps and bruises. It’s nothing serious, but it’s good to see how players and coaches are going to respond when other people have to step in and play, because you’re going to have injuries during the season.”

Kansas will resume spring practice on Friday, April 15. The Jayhawks will hold their annual Spring Game Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m. Admission is free to the public.

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