Jayhawks Continue Fall Camp With Second Two-A-Day
Aug. 12, 2011
Fall Camp continues to roll on for the Kansas football team as they prepare for the 2011 season and notably the season-opening game versus McNeese State scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3. The Jayhawks completed their second two-a-day practice here Friday, despite cutting the morning session a little short due to severe weather in the area.
In Friday’s practices, KU worked on individual drills and did some 7-on-7 work before livening up the full-pad practice with a few live plays. The team worked on some short yardage and goal line plays and Kansas head coach Turner Gill liked what he saw out of his players.
“We implemented a six-play scrimmage,” said Gill, who is entering his second season at the helm of the program. “I thought it brought out great competitiveness in our players. It really brought the energy level up in practice and I liked seeing that out of our team.”
In other practice news, Gill announced that wide receiver Neal Barlow had joined the team. Barlow, who will sit out the 2011 football season after attending Arkansas-Little Rock last year. Barlow began his collegiate career at the University of Arkansas, where he was a member of the football team in 2009 and 2010.
The Jayhawks will return to the practice fields Saturday evening, but prior to that, Gill and the KU coaching staff will host ‘Football 101 With The Jayhawks’ Saturday, with proceeds benefitting Jayhawks For A Cure. The interactive clinic is designed for any woman who is interested in learning more about football and will begin at 8:30 a.m., at the Anderson Family Football Complex.
From basic fundamentals to strength and conditioning training, the clinic will provide attendees the chance to experience a day in the life of a KU football player. Included in the clinic will be workshops on both offense and defense, along with a question and answer session with selected Jayhawk football players. Additionally, a former KU player will make a special presentation on team equipment.
The clinic will conclude with a luncheon hosted by the Kansas coaching staff and their wives. Comfortable clothes and tennis shoes are suggested as the experience will include activities on Kivisto Field inside Memorial Stadium.
Registration remains available online by visiting j.mp/football101. For questions, please contact Laura Frizell by calling 785-864-7953 or via email at lfrizellku.edu.