Junior college transfer Ty McKinney has decided to wait until January to enroll at Kansas. Originally, head coach Charlie Weis planned on having McKinney on the team this month. Though McKinney feels catching up academically after missing some school would be nearly impossible.
McKinney still has two years of eligibility remaining despite missing this season. The defensive tackle plans on taking more classes at the junior college level in preparation for January. McKinney is coming to Kansas from Trinity Valley Junior College.
In other Kansas football news, safety Bradley McDougald was named an honorable mention defensive back for the week by the College Football Performance Awards. The safety became the first Kansas Jayhawk since Rodney Stuckey in 2008 to have more then one interception, when he made two vs South Dakota State. McDougald added six tackles to go with the picks.
Running backs Tony Pierson and Taylor Cox both topped the 100-yard mark on Saturday, becoming the 18th time in Kansas history to have two running backs accomplish this feat. The duo’s 245 yards ranked 10th on the list of 18 games.