The Kansas football team is set to hit the road for the final time this season on Saturday when they head to Fort Worth, Texas, to take on the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University.
Freshman quarterback Ryan Willis is still expected to play despite injuring his groin at the end of the first half in last week’s game against Texas.
“Ryan Willis was banged up during that first half. Like I said, a tough guy, but he moved around a lot better yesterday than what I thought he would move around, that’s good,” said head coach David Beaty.
Beaty says the coaching staff will continue to evaluate Willis’ condition throughout the week, but it does look like he will start for the Jayhawks on Saturday.
If Willis is unable to start on Saturday, T.J. Millweard would get the nod. After Millweard, it is a little unclear of who the next quarterback would be and Beaty joked that his offensive coordinator might have to take some snaps at quarterback if something happened.
Another quarterback injury to be noted is that junior Montell Cozart will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair his damaged shoulder and will miss the rest of the season.
“It just isn’t responding like we thought it would, so we’re going to go ahead and get it fixed which will get him healthy for next season and be able to kind of move forward instead of that thing continuing to linger,” said Beaty.
In addition to the normal distractions that occur for a team throughout the week, the situation at the University of Missouri is becoming increasingly hostile. Although the unrest at MU is continuing on, Beaty says that Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel did a great job of standing behind his team during this hard time.
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Beaty says that he sees this as an opportunity to educate his players and coaches on how to deal with instances of racial injustice and other situations similar to the ones that Missouri is facing.
Kickoff is slated for 11 a.m. this Saturday and the game can be seen on Fox Sports 1.