Update 1:30 p.m. Jason Bean left the game due to injury in the first half, and was replaced by Cole Ballard. We’ll see who the Jayhawks have under center after intermission. Texas Tech leads 10-0 at the break.
It looks like Jason Bean will make his sixth consecutive start for the Jayhawks on Saturday, as Jalon Daniels is still a bit behind in practice so far.
Kansas QB Jalon Daniels did not have a great week in terms of progress last week, head coach Lance Leipold said.— Gunslinger Buzz (@GunslingerBuzz) November 10, 2023
Jason Bean started the last five games with Daniels out with a lingering back injury and is likely to be the guy again on Saturday vs. Texas Tech.
Bean has been a big part of the Jayhawks success of late, going 91-150 for 1418 yards with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions as a passer. He’s also added a rushing TD, but has been able to keep the offense on track in the absence of a quarterback that was becoming a Heisman candidate before his injury.
Daniels is a candidate for a redshirt, and at this point in the season that might make the most sense for him. Since he has played in only three games this season, he could even play one more and still keep this year from not counting against his eligibility clock.
After 2023 he could either stay in Lawrence or transfer, and would still have two seasons of NCAA eligibility.