2012 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2012 record1–11 (0–9 Big 12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorCharlie Weis
Defensive coordinatorDave Campo (1st season)
Captains
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 50,071)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 12 Kansas State $+   8 1         11 2  
No. 15 Oklahoma +   8 1         10 3  
No. 19 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 conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
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-season

Coaching change

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 Weis Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator Florida (OC)
Dave Campo Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Dallas Cowboys (DB)
Clint Bowen Special Teams/Defensive Backs North Texas (DC)
Jeff Blasko Assistant Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach Florida (GA)
Rob Ianello Recruiting Coordinator/ Wide Receivers Coach Akron (HC)
Buddy Wyatt Defensive Line (Returning)
DeMontie Cross Linebackers Wisconsin (DB)
Ron Powlus Quarterbacks Coach Akron (QB)
Reggie Mitchell Running backs (Returning)
Tim Grunhard Offensive Line Coach Bishop Miege High School (HC)
Scott Holsopple Strength & Conditioning Florida (Asst. S&C)

Recruiting

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]

Roster

2012 Kansas Jayhawks football roster
(Starters in bold)

Quarterbacks

  •  6 Turner Baty - So.
  •  9 Jake Heaps -
  • 10 Dayne Crist - Sr. (5th yr TR)
  • 14 Michael Cummings –
    Fr.
  • 17 Blake Jablonski –
    So.

Running Backs

  •  3 Tony Pierson – So.
  • 25 Brandon Bourbon –
    So.
  • 28 Marquis Jackson – So.
  • 29 James SimsJr.
  • 36 Taylor Cox - Jr.
  • 37 Ryan Burton –
    Jr.
  • 40 Preston Randall - Fr.

Fullbacks

  • 28 Marquis Jackson – So.
  • 43 Ed Fink –
    So.
  • 45 Nick Sizemore –
    Sr.
  • 85 Trent Smiley
    So.

Wide Receivers

  •  7 Kale Pick
    Sr.
  •  8 Josh Ford - Jr.
  • 11 Tre' Parmalee - Fr.
  • 12 Christian Matthews –
    Jr.
  • 15 Daymond Patterson
    Sr.
  • 16 Matt Hentges - Fr.
  • 19 Justin McCay -
  • 20 D.J. Beshears – Sr.
  • 22 Connor Embree –
    So.
  • 80 Ricki Herod -
    So.
  • 82 Andrew Turzilli
    So.
  • 83 Chris Omigie –
    Jr.
  • 88 Billy Owens - Jr.

Tight Ends

  • 38 Justin Puthoff –
    Jr.
  • 41 Jimmay Mundine –
    So.
  • 46 Adam Novak - Fr.
  • 84 Mike Ragone
    Sr.
    (5th yr TR)
  • 85 Trent Smiley –
    So.
  • 86 Charles Brooks - Jr.
  • 87 Jordan Shelley-Smith - Fr.
 

Offensive Line

  • 56 Josh Burgoon –
    Jr.
  • 61 Pat Lewandowski –
    So.
  • 63 Dillon Roberts - Jr.
  • 64 Randall Dent
    Jr.
  • 66 Dylan Admire –
    Fr.
  • 67 Duane Zlatnik
    Sr.
  • 68 Luke Luhrsen –
    Fr.
  • 69 Trevor Marrongelli
    Sr.
  • 70 Gavin Howard –
    Jr.
  • 72 Tanner Hawkinson
    Sr.
  • 73 Damon Martin –
    Fr.
  • 74 Brian Beckmann - Fr.
  • 75 Sean Connolly - Fr.
  • 76 Bryan Peters –
    Fr.
  • 77 Aslam Sterling - Jr.
  • 78 Alex Beglinger - Jr.
  • 79 Riley Spencer –
    Jr.

Defensive Line

  •  9 Jordan Tavai - Jr.
  • 35 Toben OpurumSr.
  • 38 Josh Richardson –
    Sr.
  • 62 Dylan Avery –
    So.
  • 71 John Williams –
    Sr.
  • 90 Kevin Young –
    Jr.
  • 91 Shane Smith –
    Jr.
  • 92 Neal Page - Fr.
  • 93 Ben Goodman –
    Fr.
  • 94 Tyler Holmes - Fr.
  • 95 Josh Williams -
    Sr.
    (5th year TR)
  • 96 Keba AgostinhoJr.
  • 97 Ty McKinney - Jr.
  • 98 Keon Stowers - So.
  • 99 Peter Gallo - Fr.
 

Linebackers

  •  2 Darius Willis –
    Jr.
  •  4 Prinz Kande –
    Jr.
  • 17 Tunde BakareSr.
  • 31 Ben HeeneySo.
  • 32 Schyler Miles - Fr.
  • 34 Huldon Tharp
    Jr.
  • 51 Anthony McDonald -
    Sr.
    (5th year TR)
  • 52 Dom Bickus - Fr.
  • 53 Ryan Karlin –
    Fr.
  • 55 Michael Reynolds – So.
  • 57 Jake Love –
    Fr.
  • 58 Courtney Arnick - Fr.

Cornerbacks

  •  5 Greg Brown
    Sr.
  • 11 Tyree Williams - Fr.
  • 14 Nasir Moore - Jr.
  • 18 Corrigan Powell -
    Sr.
  • 22 Greg Allen - Fr.
  • 23 Dexter Linton –
    Jr.
  • 25 JaCorey Shepherd – So.
  • 33 Tyler Patmon
    Jr.
  • 37 Jackson Long - Fr.
  • 45 Piers Christian - Fr.

Safeties

  •  1 Lubbock Smith
    Sr.
  • 23 Dexter Linton –
    Jr.
  • 24 Bradley McDougaldSr.
  • 26 Ray Mitchell –
    So.'
  • 27 Victor Simmons – So.
  • 28 Brandon Hawks –
    Sr.
  • 30 Tevin Shaw - Fr.
  • 43 Alex Matlock –
    Fr.
  • 47 Brian Maura –
    So.

Special Teams

  • 13 Ron DohertyJr. (K/P)
  • 16 Nick Prolago - So. (K)
  • 19 Eric Kahn - So. (K)
  • 38 Justin Puthoff –
    Jr.
    (LS)
  • 40 Sean Huddleston - So. (P)
  • 54 Justin Carnes –
    Jr.
    (LS)
  • 59 Reilly Jeffers - Fr. (LS)
  • 65 Paul Clark - Fr. (LS)
  • 99 Austin Barone - Fr. (K)

Schedule

[3]

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

References

  1. ^ Charlie Weis to be announced as next KU football coach
  2. ^ Pair of coveted quarterbacks commit to KU
  3. ^ "Schedule". Kansas Jayhawks Football. Archived from the original on July 3, 2013.