2012 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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2012 Kansas Jayhawks football
University of Kansas "KU" logo.png
Conference Big 12 Conference
2012 record 1–11 (0–9 Big 12)
Head coach Charlie Weis (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis
Defensive coordinator Dave Campo (1st year)
Captain Dayne Crist
Captain Tanner Hawkinson
Captain Toben Opurum
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 50,071)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#12 Kansas State §   8 1         11 2  
#15 Oklahoma §   8 1         10 3  
#19 Texas   5 4         9 4  
Oklahoma State   5 4         8 5  
Baylor   4 5         8 5  
TCU   4 5         7 6  
Texas Tech   4 5         8 5  
West Virginia   4 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 6         6 7  
Kansas   0 9         1 11  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Jayhawks were led by new head coach Charlie Weis and played their home games at Memorial Stadium. They were a member of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season with 1–11 overall, 0–9 in Big 12, finishing in last place and failing to be bowl eligible (alone in Big 12 teams in doing so).

Pre-season[edit]

Coaching change[edit]

The Jayhawks fired head coach Turner Gill after going 2–10 in his second year in 2011. He was replaced by former Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis.[1]

New Coaching Staff
Name Position Previous Position
Charlie Weis Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator Florida (OC)
Dave Campo Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Dallas Cowboys (DB)
Clint Bowen Special Teams/Defensive Backs North Texas (DC)
Jeff Blasko Assistant Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach Florida (GA)
Rob Ianello Recruiting Coordinator/ Wide Receivers Coach Akron (HC)
Buddy Wyatt Defensive Line (Returning)
DeMontie Cross Linebackers Wisconsin (DB)
Ron Powlus Quarterbacks Coach Akron (QB)
Reggie Mitchell Running backs (Returning)
Tim Grunhard Offensive Line Coach Bishop Miege High School (HC)
Scott Holsopple Strength & Conditioning Florida (Asst. S&C)

Recruiting[edit]

Following the hire of Charlie Weis, the Jayhawks received a pair of high profile quarterback transfers in the duo of Dayne Crist from Notre Dame and Jake Heaps from BYU. Crist will be eligible for the 2012 season while Heaps will be eligible for the 2013-2014 seasons.[2]

Roster[edit]

2012 Kansas Jayhawks football fall roster
(Starters in bold)

Quarterbacks

  •  6 Turner Baty - So.
  •  9 Jake Heaps - Redshirt
  • 10 Dayne Crist - Sr. (5th yr TR)
  • 14 Michael Cummings – Redshirt Fr.
  • 17 Blake Jablonski – Redshirt So.

Running Backs

  •  3 Tony Pierson – So.
  • 25 Brandon Bourbon – Redshirt So.
  • 28 Marquis Jackson – So.
  • 29 James SimsJr.
  • 36 Taylor Cox - Jr.
  • 37 Ryan Burton – Redshirt Jr.
  • 40 Preston Randall - Fr.

Fullbacks

  • 28 Marquis Jackson – So.
  • 43 Ed Fink – Redshirt So.
  • 45 Nick Sizemore – Redshirt Sr.
  • 85 Trent SmileyRedshirt So.

Wide Receivers

  •  7 Kale PickRedshirt Sr.
  •  8 Josh Ford - Jr.
  • 11 Tre' Parmalee - Fr.
  • 12 Christian Matthews – Redshirt Jr.
  • 15 Daymond PattersonRedshirt Sr.
  • 16 Matt Hentges - Fr.
  • 19 Justin McCay - Redshirt
  • 20 D.J. Beshears – Sr.
  • 22 Connor Embree – Redshirt So.
  • 80 Ricki Herod - Redshirt So.
  • 82 Andrew TurzilliRedshirt So.
  • 83 Chris Omigie – Redshirt Jr.
  • 88 Billy Owens - Jr.

Tight Ends

  • 38 Justin Puthoff – Redshirt Jr.
  • 41 Jimmay Mundine – Redshirt So.
  • 46 Adam Novak - Fr.
  • 84 Mike RagoneRedshirt Sr. (5th yr TR)
  • 85 Trent Smiley – Redshirt So.
  • 86 Charles Brooks - Jr.
  • 87 Jordan Shelley-Smith - Fr.
 

Offensive Line

  • 56 Josh Burgoon – Redshirt Jr.
  • 61 Pat Lewandowski – Redshirt So.
  • 63 Dillon Roberts - Jr.
  • 64 Randall DentRedshirt Jr.
  • 66 Dylan Admire – Redshirt Fr.
  • 67 Duane ZlatnikRedshirt Sr.
  • 68 Luke Luhrsen – Redshirt Fr.
  • 69 Trevor MarrongelliRedshirt Sr.
  • 70 Gavin Howard – Redshirt Jr.
  • 72 Tanner HawkinsonRedshirt Sr.
  • 73 Damon Martin – Redshirt Fr.
  • 74 Brian Beckmann - Fr.
  • 75 Sean Connolly - Fr.
  • 76 Bryan Peters – Redshirt Fr.
  • 77 Aslam Sterling - Jr.
  • 78 Alex Beglinger - Jr.
  • 79 Riley Spencer – Redshirt Jr.

Defensive Line

  •  9 Jordan Tavai - Jr.
  • 35 Toben OpurumSr.
  • 38 Josh Richardson – Redshirt Sr.
  • 62 Dylan Avery – Redshirt So.
  • 71 John Williams – Redshirt Sr.
  • 90 Kevin Young – Redshirt Jr.
  • 91 Shane Smith – Redshirt Jr.
  • 92 Neal Page - Fr.
  • 93 Ben Goodman – Redshirt Fr.
  • 94 Tyler Holmes - Fr.
  • 95 Josh Williams - Redshirt Sr. (5th year TR)
  • 96 Keba AgostinhoJr.
  • 97 Ty McKinney - Jr.
  • 98 Keon Stowers - So.
  • 99 Peter Gallo - Fr.
 

Linebackers

  •  2 Darius Willis – Redshirt Jr.
  •  4 Prinz Kande – Redshirt Jr.
  • 17 Tunde BakareSr.
  • 31 Ben HeeneySo.
  • 32 Schyler Miles - Fr.
  • 34 Huldon TharpRedshirt Jr.
  • 51 Anthony McDonald - Redshirt Sr. (5th year TR)
  • 52 Dom Bickus - Fr.
  • 53 Ryan Karlin – Redshirt Fr.
  • 55 Michael Reynolds – So.
  • 57 Jake Love – Redshirt Fr.
  • 58 Courtney Arnick - Fr.

Cornerbacks

  •  5 Greg BrownRedshirt Sr.
  • 11 Tyree Williams - Fr.
  • 14 Nasir Moore - Jr.
  • 18 Corrigan Powell - Redshirt Sr.
  • 22 Greg Allen - Fr.
  • 23 Dexter Linton – Redshirt Jr.
  • 25 JaCorey Shepherd – So.
  • 33 Tyler PatmonRedshirt Jr.
  • 37 Jackson Long - Fr.
  • 45 Piers Christian - Fr.

Safeties

  •  1 Lubbock SmithRedshirt Sr.
  • 23 Dexter Linton – Redshirt Jr.
  • 24 Bradley McDougaldSr.
  • 26 Ray Mitchell – Redshirt So.'
  • 27 Victor Simmons – So.
  • 28 Brandon Hawks – Redshirt Sr.
  • 30 Tevin Shaw - Fr.
  • 43 Alex Matlock – Redshirt Fr.
  • 47 Brian Maura – Redshirt So.

Special Teams

  • 13 Ron DohertyJr. (K/P)
  • 16 Nick Prolago - So. (K)
  • 19 Eric Kahn - So. (K)
  • 38 Justin Puthoff – Redshirt Jr. (LS)
  • 40 Sean Huddleston - So. (P)
  • 54 Justin Carnes – Redshirt Jr. (LS)
  • 59 Reilly Jeffers - Fr. (LS)
  • 65 Paul Clark - Fr. (LS)
  • 99 Austin Barone - Fr. (K)

Schedule[edit]

[3]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 PM South Dakota State* Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS Jayhawk TV W 31–17   46,601
September 8 2:30 PM Rice* Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS FSN L 24–25   44,683
September 15 11:00 AM #16 TCU Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS FX L 6–20   43,867
September 22 2:30 PM at Northern Illinois* Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL ESPN3 L 23–30   18,374
October 6 11:00 AM at #7 Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS (Sunflower Showdown) FX L 16–56   50,344
October 13 2:30 PM Oklahoma State Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS FSN L 14–20   31,115
October 20 6:00 PM at #10 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK FSN L 7–52   84,532
October 27 11:00 AM Texasdagger Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS FSN L 17–21   40,097
November 3 2:30 PM at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX FSN L 14–41   39,039
November 10 11:00 AM at #25 Texas Tech Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, TX FSN L 34–41 2OT  55,052
November 17 6:00 PM Iowa State Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS FSN L 23–51   41,608
December 1 1:30 PM at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV FSN L 10–59   51,112
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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