Ground Game Headlines KU Football Practice No. 11

April 20, 2011


Kansas football completed its 11th practice of the spring on Wednesday afternoon at the practice fields adjacent to Memorial Stadium. The Jayhawks’ final practice of the week was used for a controlled scrimmage for most of the day. The team worked on several different situations before starting series from the 35-yard line.

The Jayhawk rushing attack made the most noise in Wednesday’s scrimmage, eating up big chunks of yardage on several different plays.

“It was an offensive domination today,” Kansas head coach Turner Gill said. “We’ve been pretty good on both sides of the ball on different days. The defense has had some good days this spring too, but today the offense dominated. It was good to see our guys executing and playing with a passion. It was a good day for a lot of guys.”

It was a good day especially for sophomore running back James Sims and freshman running back Darrian Miller, who both carried the ball for big gains out of multiple formations. KU’s offensive line created holes that allowed the running backs to enjoy perhaps their best practice of the spring.

“We were very physical running the ball today,” Gill said. “James Sims and Darrian Miller both did well. (Deshaun) Sands had a good run in there as well. We had two or three guys do some good things for us.”

“You have to give credit to our whole offensive unit, our offensive line and receivers are being more physical, our tight ends are blocking better. When you have explosive plays, it is the running back, but it’s also the people up front who are doing the blocking.”

The Jayhawks will take the rest of the week off before returning to the practice field on Monday, April 25 to begin their final week of spring practice. The week will be capped by the annual spring game, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m. Admission is free to the general public.