MEMPHIS — If there’s any sign of how excited Kansas footballers are for Wednesday’s Liberty Bowl game against Arkansas, it’s senior linebacker Rich Miller’s time for everyone on the plane to have fun on Sunday. You may be saying.
This is the Jayhawks program’s first bowl game since 2008. If they beat the Razorbacks, it would also be Kansas’ first bowl win since the year. Jayhawks head coach Lance Leipold is thrilled about it all.
“It’s finally here,” said Leipold, who thinks this Kansas team will always be remembered as something special. I know you’re excited to work in or do something like that, but seeing the little changes in their faces and body language makes me excited to be here. We are excited to start playing and are looking forward to a great few days.”
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Redshirt sophomore wide receiver Lawrence Arnold said he and his teammates see the game as a stepping stone. He added that they won this and are looking to use it to greater success in the future. Here are some takeaways from what , Miller, and Leipold had to say.
Don’t expect Daniel Hissho Jr. to play for Kansas
Last week, both offensive coordinator Andy Kotelnicki and junior quarterback Jaron Daniels left the idea of standout running back and redshirt sophomore Daniel Hisaw Jr. returning to the game after injury. It will be his first appearance since being injured on October 1 against Iowa State. But Leipold said he didn’t see Hissho play.
Lance Leipold deals with other injuries
Senior safety Kenny Logan Jr. wore a boot on his left foot on Sunday. As such, the Jayhawks want Logan to be available in the game.
Lance Leipold expects an impressive audience
Leipold said he wasn’t quite sure what to expect when it came to crowd size. But he added that he’s already seen how well Kansas fans are doing with ticket sales, and appreciates that, and expects a quality crowd on Wednesday. .
Here’s what Lance Leipold wanted to accomplish in the last two days of game preparation.
Leipold said he’s trying to treat this as a game week as much as possible, and that Monday and Tuesday will be perfecting his game plan. . Then, on Mondays, we practiced outside for the first time in a while, and got used to that environment.
This game is Lawrence Arnold’s personal
Arnold, like Miller, is eager to face a Southeastern Conference team. But Arnold has a personal connection to the game beyond just playing for the Jayhawks. He said he has a family from Arkansas who went to school in Arkansas and has a lot of family in the game.
Here’s what Rich Miller focuses on when it comes to game plans
For Miller, this isn’t all that complicated. he tries to stop running. He said the Jayhawks would have a great day defensively if Kansas can do it.
This is where Lawrence Arnold focuses on when it comes to game plans.
According to Arnold, there are a large number of Razorbacks players who can’t attend the game, making it difficult to study the film. He even volunteered to watch someone’s high school tapes because game footage of the Arkansas players he would have to play was so limited. As such, he’s focused on winning his one-on-one matchups.
Jordan Guskey covers the University of Kansas Athletics for The Topeka Capital-Journal. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or @JordanGuskey on Twitter.