Bill Young, Nolan Cromwell, Mike Leach, Mike Stoops, Brent Venables, Larry Fedora.
Good thing you "got" gill. The rest of us want a disciplined, competitive football team that isn't a joke.
Posted 5 November 2011, 3:07 p.m.
I believe too.
I believe Turner Gill is our Ron Prince or our Bill Callahan.
I believe quite a few of us knew he wasn't ready for this job.
I believe he's plunging what we had into ruin.
I believe one day the moving vans with his family and belongings will be escorted to the state border as they cross into 'safe' Nebraska territory when our A.D. with the Star Trek character's name decides to do something instead of playing sudoku all day.
That's what I believe.
Posted 13 October 2011, 2:20 p.m.
The reason behind the talk of the four sixteen team conferences was this:
16 x 4 = 64 teams. The number of teams in the NCAA Basketball tournament.
With four sixteen team superconferences they could create their own basketball tournament that channeled money in a similar way to the football model.
Posted 27 September 2011, 12:32 p.m.
I always heard that if someone says they have leverage, they don't. :)
Posted 22 September 2011, 10:37 a.m.
No we don't. It's about TV markets. Rutgers and Syracuse have a lot more people watching them (New York) than we do.
Denver is the #6 Tv market in the US last I heard....
Aside from Utah being cool with Mormons and polygamy, they really don't have much to offer..so, you're right on that one.
Posted 21 September 2011, 11:09 a.m.
Not to say things no one likes, but how exactly was KU going to take a hard stance against OU? Or maken a deal elsewhere? I'm not trying to be a debbie downer, but we should all see this as what it is: we just don't have much of an appeal.
Why is this?
Our tv market situation.
We have no bargaining power and bring little to the table for any other conference. Keep in mind this has ZERO to do with basketball. It has to do with football and tv markets. This is why a K-State is reaally in trouble. The Wildcats bring about as much to the table for a new conference as the person who brings napkins to the office pot luck.
As much as I hate to say it, Misery at least has the STL tv market, part of KC and they're the only major school in their state. In short, "share with your little brother" never comes into play.
I just get really frustrated when fans are too over the top with their sense of self importance in the grand scheme of things. It is what it is.
Reality checks are seldom pleasant and rarely make the recipient smile.
Posted 21 September 2011, 8:44 a.m.
I'll be real honest, I don't care about what Tom Obsorne thinks about anything.
Based off of what we've seen so far I question Turner Gill's ability to get the job done, but I haven't given up yet.
I will say I think there is a big difference between "Turning around" Buffalo and being successful in the Big XII.
A lot of people will be quick to mention our last coach having a 5-7 record last year. They say the kids quit on him, that the recruiting was poor, or that the previous success was a magical aligning of the stars.
Coach Gill also fielded a 5-7 team last year. Is that a case of kids quitting like some say they did on Mangino? Is it a case of losing a talented "core" of players and not doing a good enough job recruiting?
I think we all need to acknowledge that college football results in highs and lows and that sustaining a high level of performance for an extended number of years is difficult to do for any team.
I understand we lost a significant amount of talent since 2007, but that shouldn't result in not being able to compete with teams in the Big XII or in lesser conferences.
Seeing ten men on the field, reading reports from Jesse Newell telling us about poor tackling and confusion on the defensive side of the ball results in people like me being extremely disappointed.
Witnessing the punter run to the sidelines to pull an extra player onto the field before he punts is just not something that should happen at any level from 7th grade up in my opinion.
I just want to field a competitive team that is disciplined and mentally prepared to play on Saturdays. That's really all I'm looking for.
I don't care if our head coach is Turner Gill, Mack Brown or Rosie O'Donnell. If our KU Jayhawks football team can come out and compete and show us a good game then that's really all I am concerned about.
Rock Chalk jayhawks!! go ku!!!
Posted 29 October 2010, 6:51 p.m.
Jim Leavitt accepted the D-Coordinator job yesterday I heard. No ASU for him. He'll probably follow Great Grandpa Bill when he finally retires.
Posted 28 October 2010, 11:02 a.m.
Posted 25 October 2010, 4:59 p.m.
I hope he reads these posts so he has no doubt about how we feel. Zero doubt.
Posted 25 October 2010, 4:15 p.m.