Are you athletic? Do you attend the University of Kansas? If you answered yes to both of those questions, first-year Jayhawk head coach David Beaty might want to talk to you. It’s been a tough, tough preseason for KU, and it’s not getting any easier as they get ready to take the field on Saturday.
Kansas has dismissed CB Matthew Boateng. Played a decent amount as true freshman last year.
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) September 2, 2015
Boateng is a significant loss. The Jayhawks don’t have any return starters in the secondary, so losing any kind of game experience is a blow.
Coach Beaty has confirmed the news, but no reason other than the generic violation of team rules was given.
“Matthew has been dismissed from our program for a violation of team rules,” Beaty said in a statement. “We wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Ranked a two-star corner out of Bradenton, FL, he came on as a true freshman in 2014. He played in eight games, and recorded tackles and five pass breakups. It’s safe to say coach Beaty was looking for him to build upon that production this season.
Since we last saw the Jayhawks take the field, it’s been one hit after another for the defense. In March standout safety Isaiah Johnson transferred to South Carolina. In June linebacker, and fourth leading tackler from last season, Jake Long retired from football. And in July starting defensive tackle Andrew Bolton bolted the team.
Kansas fans have to be excited for the future and what coach Beaty has brought to the table, but 2015 could be a season to forget.