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2012 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2012 record1–11 (0–9 Big 12)
Head coachCharlie Weis (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorCharlie Weis
Defensive coordinatorDave Campo (1st season)
CaptainDayne Crist
CaptainTanner Hawkinson
CaptainToben Opurum
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 50,071)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Kansas State §   8 1         11 2  
#12 Oklahoma §   8 1         10 3  
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
As of January 5, 2013 • 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-seasonEdit

Coaching changeEdit

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 WeisHead Coach / Offensive CoordinatorFlorida (OC)
Dave CampoDefensive Coordinator/Defensive BacksDallas Cowboys (DB)
Clint BowenSpecial Teams/Defensive BacksNorth Texas (DC)
Jeff Blasko Assistant Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends CoachFlorida (GA)
Rob IanelloRecruiting Coordinator/ Wide Receivers CoachAkron (HC)
Buddy Wyatt Defensive Line(Returning)
DeMontie CrossLinebackersWisconsin (DB)
Ron Powlus Quarterbacks CoachAkron (QB)
Reggie Mitchell Running backs (Returning)
Tim Grunhard Offensive Line CoachBishop Miege High School (HC)
Scott Holsopple Strength & ConditioningFlorida (Asst. S&C)

RecruitingEdit

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]

RosterEdit

2012 Kansas Jayhawks football roster
(Starters in bold)

Quarterbacks

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)

ScheduleEdit

[3]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 PMSouth Dakota State*Jayhawk TVW 31–1746,601
September 82:30 PMRice*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
FSNL 24–2544,683
September 1511:00 AMNo. 16 TCU
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
FXL 6–2043,867
September 222:30 PMat Northern Illinois*ESPN3L 23–3018,374
October 611:00 AMat No. 7 Kansas StateFXL 16–5650,344
October 132:30 PMOklahoma State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
FSNL 14–2031,115
October 206:00 PMat No. 10 OklahomaFSNL 7–5284,532
October 2711:00 AMTexasdagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
FSNL 17–2140,097
November 32:30 PMat BaylorFSNL 14–4139,039
November 1011:00 AMat No. 25 Texas TechFSNL 34–41 2OT55,052
November 176:00 PMIowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
FSNL 23–5141,608
December 11:30 PMat West VirginiaFSNL 10–5951,112
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

ReferencesEdit

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