KU football is, unfortunately, known as bottom feeders. That's what our coaches are trying to change, obviously. Winners don't want to go to teams known for losing. They want to go where they think they'll win. Our hope is that the known quality of our coaches (i.e. their NFL background) will lure enough good talent to turn this team around so it can shed the loser image. Once that happens we'll begin to get higher quality players because we no longer are known as losers. This transformation has already started. The improvement is showing. We have some quality talent on this team. But it takes time. So long as the improvement continues, eventually we'll get there. And then more quality talent will want to come here, just like with the basketball team. My opinion, anyhow.
Posted 2 October 2013, 7:52 a.m.
Weis plays whomever is playing best and that is exactly as it should be. If this young man was not willing to put in the effort and did not have the drive to be good enough to play, then he doesn't deserve to play here.I wouldn't want it any other way. You don't build a winning program by playing kids based on their past performances.
Posted 1 October 2013, 7:33 a.m.
It appears to me Kentucky's recruiting class is put together by getting the highest ranking recuits possible whereas Kansas puts together by going after the best available players that fit the team needs and who will mesh well with the other personalities on the team. Kentucky's method sometimes results in excellent performance and sometimes results in getting blown out in the first round of the NIT.
Posted 30 September 2013, 7:39 a.m.
Hey, Tom, Matt, Jesse, or someone at kusports/ljworld, how about producing a pronunciation guide to help us with those players whose first and/or last names are not obvious how to pronounce? That would be very helpful to me, at least. Thanks in advance.
Posted 27 September 2013, 5:17 p.m.
Thanks. So emphasis is on the first syllable?
Posted 25 September 2013, 10:19 p.m.
How do you pronounce "Tarik?" Thanks.
Posted 25 September 2013, 9:56 p.m.
Best of luck to Marquel Combs. I sure hate to see him go. I think he would eventually be a big cog in the defense. Really sad to see him go but I wish him luck, anyhow.
Posted 23 September 2013, 7:51 p.m.
Nobody notices when those guys do a good job. But we sure notice when they screw it up. Pretty much a thankless job but my hat is off to Jeffers and Jablonski for the great job they are doing, not just on that snap but on all of them. And thanks to Matt for pointing this out.
Posted 23 September 2013, 1:14 p.m.
It would be very difficult to maintain cool when the pocket is still there but the defense is very close simply because the protection does not often manage to hold. In other words, the prevailing feeling would be I'm about to get this ball crammed down my throat even though the defense has not yet broken through. If the protection improves, I believe his pocket presence in those situations will improve as well.
Posted 23 September 2013, 10:45 a.m.
Holtz did exactly as any good boss does... he pointed out what they did well and then pointed out their mistakes. That's simply doing his job and doing it the right way.
Posted 22 September 2013, 2:52 p.m.