This performance was the repeat. It's been happening for the past 4 years.
Posted 26 November 2013, 10:32 p.m.
Mangino went to a bowl game his second year with less inherited talent, worse facilities, and less talented recruits. I am not saying you MUST make a bowl game by year two, but beating a 1 win ISU team on the road is a must. Gill won 5 games in 2 years. Weis can do no better than that, and will likely finish with only 4 wins. So, fire a guy for only 5 wins but keep a guy for only 4 wins in the same time span. Smart decision W Keith Swinehart II. It's not about a 2 year success rate, it's about the eye test. My eyes tell me Weis can't coach and this team is no better since he arrived. I expect progress. But what do I know. You're clearly the smart one hear.
Posted 25 November 2013, 7:31 p.m.
Doug and Brian got it right. Billy, you are sadly mistaken and one of the reasons KU is bad at football. Fans like yourself who are willing to accept terrible football allow the administration to take too much time before making needed changes. Sticking with a bad coach doesn't help recruiting. What world do you live in where this is the case? It only works if the coach is a good coach. Weis is not a coach, he is a face, a figurehead. And it's not working. Get a grip on reality Billy.
Posted 25 November 2013, 6:31 p.m.
Maybe this is a dumb question, but why is it blacked out in KS? I get the whole money aspect, which I understand is reason #1, but to me this is not a valid reason, and here is why. As SZ stated, TWC approached KU and not the other way around. If SZ could leverage that to say ESPN3 can show all these games too, why allow them to black it out in KS? If it's shown in KS as well then it's on even more TV sets which means more viewers and potential advertising dollars. KU needs to recruit the state in football, and if we have any disadvantage with KSU like one game not being shown it's a big deal in my book. It's jus one more thing KSU can say they have over us when recruiting the state. Not smart for our coaches and student-athletes, Dr. Z. I get more sports are shown nationally and blah blah blah, but this doesn't help locally in football which ultimately hurts the very things SZ says he is trying to help. I think it's a good move overall for KU and the athletic programs, but this deal hurts us locally which devalues this deal a little bit in my opinion. But nobody asked for my opinion so I guess I'll just shut up.
Posted 19 November 2013, 12:13 p.m.
So KU vs ISU, the two worst teams is on at 7pm but a rivalry game to end the season is on at 11am? Someone please explain how this makes any sense.
Posted 18 November 2013, 4:58 p.m.
Hopeful predictionKU 23 - WVU 21Realistic predictionWVU 41 - KU 17
Posted 16 November 2013, 9:02 a.m.
The Snyder consulting thing was just Bryan's way of saying we suck and it would be interesting to hear how a proven coach would fix our program. He wasn't actually saying he thinks Snyder would consult for the KU football program. Man KU football fans are just so stupid sometimes.
Robert, your post is mostly correct. The incorrect part is about recruiting. That is half of Weis' job. If he can't recruit to KU then it won't matter if he is a good coach. It's not about recruiting "better talent" it's about recruiting the right players for your system. The other part is making sure your system can work in college and in your league against the teams you play every year. So far, Weis has done none of that. It doesn't take 3, 4, or 5 years to show improvement. It should take 1.5 years at the most. It's been longer than that and we seem to be going backwards. To me, it's time to cut ties. Now if we suddenly win our last three games and put 35+ points on the board in each game I'll retract my statement for another year. But we all know that isn't happening so I think I'm pretty safe in my assumption on this one.
Posted 14 November 2013, 9:50 a.m.
Weis is a joke. I knew when we hired him that he wasn't a good college coach or good at developing talent, but I thought if nothing else he could be a "big name" and a figurehead that could draw talent to KU that we hand't been able to get in the past. It seemed like he was doing that, but at some point that talent has to produce wins. The problem is, these are kids. They need coaching, and it's clear they aren't getting it. I hear people say we need to give Weis time, but why give a guy more time if he has shown throughout his career that he can't coach college kids and his strategy isn't working here? We upgraded our facilities to be some of the nicest in the nation, we pay coaches $2MM+ per year, we are currently putting in plans to renovate the stadium, and we play in one of the better football leagues close to some of the most fertile recruiting grounds in the country. If you can't come in here and at least show improvement in 2 years, you don't belong here. Mangino did this with less talent and without the big paycheck or upgraded facilities. Turner Gill won 5 games in his 2 years here, including a conference game. Weis has 3 total wins and 0 conference wins and is likely to not get another win this season. Think about those numbers for a second. Just let that sink in.
And I hate to bring Mangino up, but he inherited a team with less talent than when Weis took over, he didn't recruit kids who were as "high profile" as Weis has, yet Mangino went to a bowl game in his second year as HC at KU. Weis is lucky to have 2 wins so far in his second season. This is not a knee jerk reaction, as I have thought this for a couple weeks now, but we need to get rid of Weis. Keeping him only sends the message that KU finds this kind of thing acceptable. For those of you who say you see progress... in what way? Our D went from worst in the country to not the worst? Wow, that's great, but they still bet by 4+ TD's more often than not. Oh, but we don't have an O-Line so that's why our offense isn't very good. Guess what? We aren't the only program with a bad O-Line. A good coach finds ways around this. Oh, but our WR's drop too many balls. Then teach them how to catch. Look, you can make excuses for the losses, but it all comes back on the coaching staff. You can say Weis hasn't had enough time, but he has made it clear that time wont change his coaching abilities. But Weis has tried making changes to the coaching staff and how the game plan is put in place. Good for him, and what has that done? Resulted in the same results, or worse.
Rant commenced. Rock Chalk.
Posted 10 November 2013, 1:59 p.m.
Let's not forget about Anthony Davis
Posted 2 November 2013, 9:39 a.m.
"...and the Jayhawks have lost by 28 or more just twice."
This line is pathetic. A BCS school should not be losing games by 28+ points, and it definitely should not happen multiple times per year. It happened 5 times last year. 5 times. That is outrageous. It's already happened twice this year and will likely happen again, at least once. I hope I'm wrong, but if I were a betting man I would put some Oklahoma Joe's BBQ on the line. Dang, now I'm hungry. Are they open at 9:20am on a Saturday?
Posted 2 November 2013, 9:20 a.m.