The play of the offensive line. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. “Pooka, he’s an electric player. We’ve got to figure out ways to get the ball in his hands in unconventional fashion, "We’ve just got to do a better job as a whole," Dearmon added. Daniel Hishaw Jr. #20. (Joking:) I’m trying to find a third part of an offense outside of running it and throwing it that we can find right now.". “But also those guys have come in on their own and said, 'We’ve all got to be better. 17 Oklahoma State at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium Saturday. 0. “He understands the big picture,” senior wide receiver Andrew Parchment said. Williams has also been seen at the receiver position in Kansas' first two games. Williams ran for 76 yards individually. Click to sign up for our daily newsletter! Kansas scored 23 points in Week 1 but has been held to just three touchdowns (21 points) in two Big 12 games since.

2018: Freshman All-America all purpose (FWAA, The Athletic); All-America Second Team all-purpose (FWAA); Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year (coaches); All-Big 12 First Team running back (coaches); All-Big 12 First Team all purpose (coaches, AP); Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (AP); All-Big 12 Second Team running back (AP); Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Nov. 19); Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Oct. 29); Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll (Oct. 29); Midseason True Freshman of the Year by The Athletic; ESPN Midseason Freshman All-American; Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week (Oct. 1); ESPN True Freshman of the Week (Sept. 10); Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Sept. 10). The Official Athletic Site of the Kansas Jayhawks. Low near 40F. What can we do to simplify?’” Dearmon said of the line struggles. KU junior Pooka Williams Jr. is taken down by the Oklahoma State defense during KU's 47-7 loss to the Cowboys on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. We’ve all got to take the steps that need to happen for us to get better.' “I'm a team player," Williams said. "And when we do a better job as a whole, that’s going to open up our big playmakers between Pooka, between Parchment, between Robinson, between [Velton] Garden, between [Kwamie] Lassiter.

"They’ve got to help us out a little bit, too. Torry Locklin #12. bio stats.

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Anthony "Pooka" Williams Jr. is an American football running back who currently plays for the Kansas Jayhawks. On Saturday, Williams hauled in three catches for 24 yards against the Bears. LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr., was named to the 247Sports.com top-50 player rankings in college football.

It’s a little bit of simplifying some things. During the 2019 campaign, Williams finished with 1,061 rushing yards, averaging 5.2 yards per rush, while also hauling in 27 passes for 214 yards. Miles said a prime example of this happened after the game Saturday, when Williams looked over Miles' shoulder as he was watching film on his computer. 25 on the list, and was the ninth highest member of the Big 12. Copyright © 2020 Post Site - Powered byEagle Radio. That being said, Dearmon can understand the frustrations of the players who aren't having the seasons they'd like.

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Williams and the Jayhawks will face off against No. Entering his junior season, Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr. has stepped into a defined leadership role for the Jayhawks. Kansas coach Les Miles said the one-game suspension for star running back Pooka Williams after a misdemeanor domestic battery charge was right decision.

That's perhaps no more apparent than in the wide receivers room, where Parchment, a preseason All-Big 12 wideout, labeled his first-game performance an "F" despite catching a difficult touchdown pass — to date his lone score of the season. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. We’ve got to figure out ways to get the ball in his hands in unconventional fashion,” Dearmon said. It remains to be seen how the Jayhawks will flip the script on their first few weeks. “[Williams] talked about [freshman quarterback] Jalon Daniels, and he talked about the offensive line and how it was all going to come together," Miles said. Jack Codwell #6. "In my opinion, he’s state of the art.”.

“But it’s been a good frustration. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.. Cloudy. LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr., was named to the 247Sports.com top-50 player rankings in college football. Height 5'10'' Weight 170 lbs. The Jayhawks have had to cobble together a five-man unit following the 2019 departures, plus another tackle —.
We’ve got to do a better job of protecting so the QB can get the ball in their hands, and then the QB has got to give them a catchable ball as well.”, "It’s a lot of people that have got to do a better job to get our big-play receivers the ball in their hands," Dearmon continued. “Off the field he’s been using more words letting [the team] know ‘Hey I know I’ve marched up on the field and you guys are looking for me to say stuff sometimes,’” senior offensive lineman Chris Hughes said. "And when we do a better job as a whole, that’s going to open up our big playmakers between Pooka, between Parchment, between Robinson, between, One thing limiting the offense right now? Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr. (1) carries past Oklahoma State defensive end Brock Martin (40) in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Kansas lost to Texas 50-48 on Oct. 19, 2019.

And also a little bit of accountability with all of us stepping up as well.”. Those guys are getting behind our quarterbacks and loving them up, saying, ‘Hey, we believe in you guys.’ We’ve got to do a better job of getting the ball in their hands.
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Want the latest KU football headlines sent straight to your inbox? We all know that we’ve got to contribute a little bit better as a whole.". "We’ve just got to do a better job as a whole," Dearmon added. Jared Casey #47. "I want everyone on the field to eat.”. 'He's state of the art': Running back Pooka Williams Jr. has become a leader for KU this season, a limited performance in week one due to injury, Kansas swim and dive defeats TCU 187-112 in first dual of the season, Inability to finish sets spells disaster for Kansas volleyball against Oklahoma, COVID-19 updates: KU adds 34 cases in past 7 days, Douglas County reports additional death, Attack errors prove costly as Kansas volleyball is swept 3-0 by Oklahoma, Despite the loss, Kansas football defense shows out against West Virginia, KU football offense stalls once again in 38-17 road loss to West Virginia, Aggressive play of Grace Wiltgen comes up big for KU soccer in win over No. “[He understands that] it’s not going to happen overnight and we’re about to keep working every single day.”, One more look at that @PookaWilliamsJr touchdown because why not pic.twitter.com/cQv1iZEfuY. One thing limiting the offense right now? Miles added that Williams is a special player with a natural-born talent to lead. Entering his junior season, Kansas running back Pooka Williams Jr. has stepped into a defined leadership role for the Jayhawks.

Pooka Williams is averaging a career-low 58.3 rushing yards per game. Williams, a junior from New Orleans, Louisiana, was ranked No. Pooka Williams is averaging a career-low 58.3 rushing yards per game.

However, Kansas coach Les Miles said at a media availability Monday he would like to see Williams receive more touches in future games. In this UDK file photo, sophomore running back Pooka Williams Jr. runs with the ball. That comes from a trust instilled in Williams by this Kansas coaching staff and his teammates.

Pooka Williams Jr. Williams played high school football at Hahnville High School in Boutte, Louisiana . Andrew Parchment has totaled 75 receiving yards and Stephon Robinson (23 yards) has been hindered due to injury. 8 Oklahoma State, Kansas soccer upsets No. No one expected this from the Kansas offense, at least to start the year. “It’s frustrating; it’s frustrating to all of us,” Dearmon said. Likewise, it's been a quiet start to the year for the team's leading returners at the skill positions. “We like some of the other options we have to get the ball to them, but keeping Pooka fresh is also a key piece,” Miles said. ... while also returning 11 kicks for 247 yards. Kansas opens the season Sept. 12 against Coastal Carolina at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

The Jayhawks have had to cobble together a five-man unit following the 2019 departures, plus another tackle — Antione Frazier — who opted out and entered the transfer portal before the season. ... Those guys are showing up. So then, the man tasked with fixing the offense is Brent Dearmon, who is in his first full season as Kansas' offensive coordinator after taking over at the midway point last year. Sign up for Phog.net VIP access and get your first month for just $1! Position Running Back. 8 Oklahoma State 1-0 thanks to first half penalty kick, Election 2020: Meet the candidates running for Douglas County Commission, McLain’s Market to open second Lawrence location off of Iowa Street, Late Night in the Phog to take place virtually Oct. 23, Kansas volleyball falls to Oklahoma in 5 sets, drops 6th-straight match, KU men's basketball’s Silvio De Sousa opts out of the 2020-21 season, Isolated students to receive funding for food, hygiene needs in Naismith Hall, 'Free State Horror Stories' explores Lawrence's haunted side, KU freshman makes the most of her college experience through film photography, Video: Allen Fieldhouse, Cathedral of college basketball.


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