The Kansas Jayhawks football squad lost one player and gained another on Saturday afternoon. The lost player is linebacker Jon Shelby had decided to leave the team due to personal reasons. Shelby just came to Kansas after transferring from Nassau Community College out of Garden City, N.Y., and he was fighting for a backup linebacker position.
The player added was a much needed defensive lineman in Ty McKinney who will graduate from Trinity Valley Community College on Sept. 7 and then will join the football team immediately.
Head coach Charlie Weis will be working feverishly to get McKinney ready to get into school and play football as soon as possible:
"Our academic support staff is working to create a schedule so that as soon as Ty arrives he can catch up academically," Weis said in a statement. "Once his academic situation is in order, he will get up to speed in football. There is no acclimatization period that Ty must fulfill, as far as practice is concerned."
McKinney will not be able to play in the teams Sept. 1 opener against South Dakota State, and he more than likely will also not be available against Rice on Sept. 8.