LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Highly touted freshman quarterback Brock Berglund will not practice with Kansas this season, even though coach Turner Gill says he remains a part of the program. Gill announced the decision in a brief statement Tuesday. He also announced sophomore running back Deshaun Sands has been dismissed from the program after violating team rules. Sands is the son of former KU star Tony Sands, who once held an NCAA record for rushing yards in a single game.
The 6-foot-4 Berglund was being counted on to help turn around a program that has struggled significantly the past few seasons. But he’s been dealing with legal issues at home in Colorado, where he pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge after allegedly punching a man during a party. Gill said Berglund is still enrolled as a student at Kansas and will rejoin the team during the spring.