This picture of Andrew Wiggins needs to be replaced with one where he is wearing a Kansas shirt.
Posted 17 June 2013, 8:24 a.m.
I suggest we not get too big headed about beating Baylor and Scott Drew. He has had some of the best recruiting classes in the country for several years now, including the class of 2012. He's young, inexperienced, smart, and trying to cut his coaching teeth against some of the best coaches in the country. He's a class guy, and a great asset for the Big 12. I hope he learned enough to knock off MU on Saturday. If he can do that, he will be our best friend.
Posted 9 February 2012, 9:47 a.m.
Over a year ago, the president of FedEx offered $5 million a year for 5 years to a BCS conference that would bring Memphis to their conference. I agree that their football program is currently weak, but look at the BB recruits since Calipari left, and they have been outrecruiting KU.
Posted 27 September 2011, 9:12 p.m.
I still don't understand why Memphis isn't part of the expansion talks. Memphis is the home office of Fed Ex, and FedEx has committed a significant amount of money to any BCS conference that will admit them. The BCS is all about football. Doesn't it make sense that FedEx will also put money behind the Memphis football program. And, wow, the conference would pick up a nationally ranked basketball program in the deal.
Posted 27 September 2011, 7:39 p.m.
Where has Dan Beebe been for the last year and a half, and why is he still commissioner? As soon as Nebraska and Colorado began talking about leaving, replacements should have been lined up to restore the Big 12 to 12 schools. TCU was still available at that time, BYU could have been lured, Memphis, although it's not a football school at this point, would have been a willing member of a BCS conference. It seems like everyone in the Big 12 office, that is lead by Dan Beebe, are waiting for something to happen, rather than being pro-active about preserving the league. Why shouldn't the Big 12 be attractive. Look at what schools are currently ranked in the top 25, and throw in TCU. Look at what schools will be ranked in the top 25 for basketball, and throw in Memphis. Where is there be a more powerful conference than what the Big 12 brings to the table. Regarding KU football, get off Turner Gills back. We have a great football coach that will restore KU football to what it has been in the past.
Posted 21 September 2011, 11:04 a.m.
After I posted my comment, I read some of the other comments. It seems that there are others, besides me, unhappy with Dan Beebe. Firing him at this time would kill the conference. The other ADs need to take the reins, with our AD playing a leading roll.Since TCU is already committed to the Big East, BYU and Boise State would add huge excitement to the football programs, and Memphis would give KU at least one football win, but would be huge for the basketball season.
Posted 5 September 2011, 9:29 a.m.
Since the first talk of the breakup of the conference occurred, the conference commissioner appeared to be an observer. Maybe having a pro-active commissioner is where the conference needs to start if there is any expectation that the Big 12 is to survive. I'd also like to see the KU athletic director become more pro-active. KU isn't an afterthought university. They need to be making some noise of their own. From a football standpoint, BYU and TCU make good sense. From a basketball standpoint, Memphis, and its FedEx backing, makes sense. Notre Dame is too arrogant and SMU is too much of a powder puff to be considered.
Posted 5 September 2011, 9:03 a.m.
When Nebraska and Colorado made waves about leaving the Big 12, FedEx, whose home office is in Memphis, offered $5 million / year for 5 years to a BCS conference that would invite Memphis to join. Memphis has something that is near and dear to Jayhawk fans, and that's a powerhoise basketball program. With the backing of FedEx, and being a member of a football powerhouse conference, I feel they will commit to, and build, a strong football program, as is Kansas.
Posted 26 August 2011, 9:26 a.m.
A struggling corporation hires a new CEO. He evaluates his situation, and begins to make changes, but it takes time. Turner Gill is the right coach, at the right time, with the potential to be the all time best football coach at the University of Kansas. He can't coach speed, quickness, or skills, but he is making very good progress recruiting speed, quickness, and skills. Get off his back, and give him the support that he needs and deserves. My hope is that he keeps his head down, focuses on his objectives, has confidence in his program, and doesn't read some of the stupid comments that show up on these comments sections, or what some journalists write, like that idiot with the KC Star.
Posted 21 October 2010, 11:42 a.m.
I don't know who Mac Engel is, but to make a statement about a coach and his program being unsuccessful when he is only a few weeks into building a team, is irresponsible journalism. How many of us would have been successful in our careers if we were evaluated and fired within the first few weeks.
Posted 4 October 2010, 7:56 a.m.