Well it is Friday morning and the Kansas Jayhawk faithful are wondering two things. One is how early do I have to be at Allen Fieldhouse tonight to get in to see the basketball team at midnight madness? The other is, wasn’t there suppose to be a football game last night between us and K-State? I know that the Wildcats had shown up, but did the Jayhawks? The answer to those questions are; you need to get to Allen around five, and yes there was a so called “game” against the Wildcats last night, and no the Jayhawks didn’t show. I mean how else can you explain Carson Coffman completing 94% of his passes. Throwing for 184 yards and 2 touchdowns. Let’s not forget that he also ran for 3 touchdowns on the ground as well. This kid was so bad a week ago, many K-State fans were calling for his starting job. Now after last night you would of thought he was in contention for the Heisman. But hey, at least the Kansas defense held Daniel Thomas under 100 yards rushing and one score.
The last two efforts put out from this Jayhawk team has been absolutely putrid. Being blown away by Baylor and K-State. Giving up over a hundred points and only scoring fourteen. I know that this Turner’s first year as head coach, and that the team is young, which I do believe there is talent to build on, but putting out this kind of effort is just atrocious. There is no competitive fight on either side of the ball right now. The reason on offense for that could be is that there is not a single player that opposing defense’s have to fear. If you were a fan of the other team there isn’t a kid on the Jayhawk’s team that you would say, man I wish that kid was on our team. Now that will change in years to come, as Sims and Webb grow and mature. For the defense, which I thought would actually keep games in check this year for KU, has been such a disappointment. In my mind they have flat given up. And with plays like the 3rd down conversion play that went for pass completion for 36 yards to Thompson. That play should have been stopped for an 8 yard gain. But cornerback Tyler Patmon got so faked out by a move my grandmother can still make, he fell down, and also missed they tripping attempt he went for too. This allowed the big gain, and a very big momentum swing as well.
So much for a rollercoaster season. Right now it is looking more the Tower of Terror ride. Which if you haven’t been on it drops you a significant ways down fast, only to bring you up a little to drop you down again. If you are a betting person, my advice to you would be don’t take KU on any moneyline action the rest of the year.
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Written by David Freivogel