WARINNER AND BLANEY
The big news last week was the promotion of two KU assistant coaches last week. Offensive coordinator Ed Warinner now has the title of associate head coach, while Brandon Blaney (tight ends and recruiting coordinator) added the new responsibility of assisting with the offensive line.
Let's hope both of them received nice raises as well, as they've both been getting the job done. We all know the instant success of Warinner, but don't forget to factor in Blaney's recruiting. He was the assistant recruiting coordinator from 2003-2005 before taking over the head job in 2006. Anyone following the Hawks is aware of the upward curve we've enjoyed in recruiting.
The Warinner move is interesting as well, as it indicates that he is clearly Mark Mangino's top assistant. I still feel like Mangino has focused on building a legacy with this program and will complete his career at KU; however, it's always a good idea to have a succession plan in place.
RAMBO MOVING ON
There's no official report out yet, but a thread on the Gridiron board indicates that wide receiver Xavier Rambo will be transferring out of KU. Probably due to his unique name, I think a lot of Jayhawk fans had kept an eye on Rambo and were hoping to see him playing more last year, but sometimes these things just don't work out.
All of a sudden KU has a lot of receivers on deck, and you could hardly blame a young guy for wanting to move somewhere with a better chance for playing time.
Here's a look at the KU wideouts.
On the Roster
10-Kerry Meier (SR) 6'3"/220
80-Dezmon Briscoe (JR) 6'3"/200
81-Jonathan Wilson (JR) 6'3"/190
85-Roderick Harris, Jr. (JR) 6'2"/200
09-Raimond Pendleton (SR) 5'11"/190
89-Tertavian Ingram (JR) 6'0"/195
18-Xavier Rambo (JR) 6'0"/195
47-Matt Bouwie (JR) 5'11"/170
27-Willie O'Quinn (SO) 6'0"/190
19-Reece Petty (JR) 6'2"/195
Bradley McDougald | 6'0"/181/4.5 - ****
D.J. Beshears | 5'9"/185 - ***
Erick McGriff | 6'4"/190/4.6 - ***
Chris Omigie | 6'5"/185 - ***
88-Dexton Fields 6'0"/210
13-Marcus Herford 6'3"/210
02-Raymond Brown 6'3"/205
04-Gary Green 5'9"/175
37-Micah Brown 6'0"/185