Source: KU Athletics
KU football's updated roster, as of June
I'm not sure if this is a good sign, but I counted over 100 names on the above roster. We might actually have the 85 man limit this year. They are still young, but at least there are enough bodies for practice.
1 year, 5 months ago
No. You are seeing the walk-ons on this list. <br><br> I don't have the list any more but went through the excercise taking out the walk-ons when Beatty first started and we were down to like 45 actual scholarship players.. We had something like 65 walkons that year and the roster had 110 on it. Losing 10+ graduating plus quits and transfers it took Beatty 5 years to get it up to 65 scholarship players when Miles got here. So, I am guessing we are now between 65 and 75. I am not sure what the average number is for Power 5 schools, but if we can get to and maintain 80 each year that's probably a really good number. It's impossible to maintain 85 every year.<br><br> At the pace, we are 2-3 years away from correcting the roster issue that specifically Gill and especially Weiss left KU with. Beatty couldn't coach a game but he really did help build the roster back.