VIDEO: Jayhawks Kickoff Spring Practice

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Kansas football head coach Charlie Weis and the Jayhawks opened up spring practice on Thursday. KU hit the practice fields for nearly three hours under sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 40s. Prior to the start of practice, Kansas assistant coaches Clint Bowen (defensive coordinator/linebackers), Dave Campo (assistant head coach-defense/cornerbacks), Eric Kiesau (wide receivers) and John Reagan (offensive coordinator/offensive line) sat down with the media.

The Jayhawks will get a total of four practices in before taking a one-week hiatus for Spring Break, and then will return on Sunday, March 23 for three-straight weeks of practice leading up to the annual Spring Game, which will be held Saturday, April 12 at 1 p.m.

Per NCAA rules, KU will hold 15 practices during the spring season. As a safety precaution, in two of the practice sessions players will be limited to helmets only–one of which was in Thursday’s opening session. Additionally, in a third practice players are only allowed to dress out in helmets and shoulder pads, as they are required to go through an acclimatization period. The remaining 12 practice sessions players are able to wear full pads and participate in live contact drills for a portion of practice.

Spring dates of note are: Kansas Football Coaches Clinic (Friday/Saturday, March 28-29), Hannah and Friends Football Clinic with Charlie Weis and the Kansas Football Team (Saturday, April 5) and the Train Like a Jayhawk Kid’s Clinic (Saturday, April 12). More information on these events, including times and locations, will be provided at a later date.  The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.