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Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Kansas' new-look program on display this spring

By David Ubben

What do I want to see this spring? How about everything?

Turner Gill will give a first look at how he and coordinators Carl Torbush and Chuck Long run their program, and will no doubt be watched closely after Mark Mangino’s resignation amid allegations of player abuse.

On the field, sophomore quarterback Kale Pick will look to cement a spot at starter, but JUCO transfer Quinn Mecham arrives with 40 touchdowns last season at Snow College in Utah on his resume.

Though once fall arrives, Gill might not have to pick, and Kansas could very well employ both Pick, a runner who averaged almost 12 yards per carry last season, and Mecham, a more precise passer.

Who catches those passes could be another question mark. Dezmon Briscoe and Kerry Meier are gone, and Johnathan Wilson, Bradley McDougald and Chris Omigie have to prove they're ready this spring. If they don’t, those opportunities might not be there long in the fall. Of Kansas' 18 signees in 2010, four are wide receivers.