LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP)—When Kansas opens the season next week against South Dakota, expect to see some muscled up and slimmed down Jayhawks.
After going 1-11 last season, second-year strength coach Scott Holsopple put returning players through a grueling offseason regimen. Long workouts that began before sunrise have helped to remake a team that hasn't won a Big 12 game in years.
When quarterback Jake Heaps steps under center for the season opener Sept. 7 against South Dakota, he'll do so with 12 percent less body fat and 10 more pounds of muscle. Other players experienced similar changes to their bodies.
All of which is invaluable if the Jayhawks have any hope of turning around their program.