As if things weren’t bad enough for the 2-5 Kansas Jayhawks, now first-year head coach Will Likely be forced to reach into the proverbial bottom of his quarterbacking barrel for a starter this weekend.
Kale Pick started the season opener, but was benched the following week in favor of Jordan Webb. Now, Pick has officially been ruled out of this Saturday’s game with Iowa State due to a concussion suffered in the loss to Texas A&M. Webb, the starter for the majority of the season, is suffering from an injured shoulder and is listed as doubtful.
If Webb is unable to go, and it appears very likely he won’t, JUCO transfer and No. 3 QB Quinn Meacham will get the start. Meacham replaced an injured Pick, who had replaced the injured Webb, for the final drive of the 45-10 loss and missed on his only attempt of the season.
As if the QB position weren’t dire enough, a pair of players will be unavailable this weekend as well, although for non-injury issues.
Head coach Turner Gill announced Tuesday that running back D.J. Beshears and wide receiver Deshaun Sands have been suspended for one game apiece for violating an unspecified team rules, although the latter’s punishment is likely a result of an arrest on two counts of failing to appear relating to traffic violations.
Beshears is the Jayhawks’ second-leading rusher with 177 yards.