Starting quarterback Cozart credits brother for improvement

Up a few pounds and 2 percent body fat from the end of the 2014 season, Kansas University junior Montell Cozart on Monday was named the Jayhawks' starting quarterback for 2015 by first-year coach David Beaty.

The announcement paved the way for Cozart, a 6-foot-2, 197-pound Bishop Miege graduate, to enter his second consecutive season as the Jayhawks' starter, thus likely ending a six-year streak during which Kansas trotted out a different QB to start each season.

Unlike the first go 'round in 2014, when he was benched five games in, Cozart pledges to be a different player this season. And he has his older brother, Wade, to thank for it.

"That's my guy," Cozart said of his 29-year-old brother. "I go to him about anything. I talked to him in the offseason, and he just kind of reminded me who I was. He said he saw me take a step back (last season) and not be who I was and what he had seen growing up. That just made me think and reassured me that, 'Hey, I can do this.'"

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