No doubt crazier things have happened. I am just saying KU’s schedule and personnel do not lend themselves to crazy things happening. 2-10 seems possible and maybe they can steal one or two games and make it 3-9 or even 4-8 but anything over 3 games would be a big surprise and 4 wins almost a shock…a good one though.
So I’m in a motel last weekend. A guy passing me in the hallway sees my KU hat. Then askes me, “are you a Jayhawks fan”. I turned to him said, “yea, but I waiting for basketball season” . He damn near lost it. I thought he was going to fall over right there in the hallway he was laughing so hard.
Yea I would say its time for some big changes when it comes to KU football. It’s pretty sad when some random person, and true College Football fan know of your school, because they suck so bad?
I’m very interested to just see what size we have on the line. Last two seasons our guys have been grossly undersized. If the the strength and conditioning program is actually at a D1 level, they should be pretty close to a normal P5 line this season. At least size-wise.
What should really help is more depth. We have added some guys so the drop off to a second stringer should be less.
If the line improves, the entire offense should look much better.
Also sounds like both Bragg and Martin could have the chance to be grad transfers like Hartzog or transfer down to a lower level to play right away if they don’t have the credits. I wish them luck but if you can’t make the 2 deep at Kansas, which I doubt any of these guys would have, your gonna have trouble playing for a D1 team. That being said best of luck to these guys in whatever they decide to do, I don’t blame for not wanting to ride the pine so late in their careers. Edit: Bragg is a injury issue as well according to LJW.
Whether he was a “good” or " bad" hire is now somewhat academic…he has been hired. I think the best thing to do now is to support him as much as we can and hope things work out (no results are ever “guaranteed”). The time for "what if"s is over.
Not quite as pessimistic as you are about the B12. Figure that there is a >50% chance the B12 will survive. I’m thinking that neither UT nor OU will want to leave IF a new TV deal is within a couple of million of what they would receive elsewhere. Both have attractive T3s that could make their total take close to or possibly even above what they could get elsewhere without going through the hassle of “moving” (new “rivals”, longer travel, more different time zone to deal with, etc.). But, IF the TV contract is not that good, I do agree that if either “leaves”, even if the B12 survives as a conference name, it will be a P4.5 at best. If both left, then G5 (or AAC) it is for most of the survivors. In that case, the fate of KU is certainly up in the air, in my opinion.
Lopez at center, Kuzma at PF, LeBron and Leonard at G/SF and Ball/Thomas at PG is not a bad starting team with Randle, Caldwell-Pope, Clarkson and Stephenson off the bench. Add Boogie to the mix and you have a real contender.
So, who do you think the next coach might be? Look, it’s obvious Beaty is going to get the ax, he doesn’t win, and - with his job security being a constant public issue - can no longer recruit. So, who should it be? Please (though it might not be too bad of an idea) don’t say Mangino, that is a non-starter… I got one for you, Stoops, the fired Oklahoma DC (think about it for a minute…).
I figured it was because so many players got injured last year there were multiple “starters” at each position. Since they had the offseason to heal up they’re back. Returning 19 of 22 legit starters should give everyone a real good idea what Beaty’s coaching is actually doing.
Don’t see a legitimate reason to play WSU in the regular season. Maybe Bruce feels different but l don’t respect his thought process most of the time anyway. He does have a lot of previous excuses to explain losses to the Shuckers.
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