New coach, same season outcome

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Weis-coached teams don’t make halftime adjustments 

Heavy underdog role a measuring stick

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By Andrew Curtis As Saturday’s 110th edition of the battle for Sunflower state supremacy between the Kansas Jayhawks and Kansas State Wildcats gets closer, let’s take a realistic approach. With the Governor’s Cup on the line, KU will travel to the west to take on its rival and the nation’s 7th ranked team, K-State, in Manhattan. We all know how the last two meetings in Lawrence went. Calling them bloodbaths would be an understatement. The good news is, Turner Gill is gone. The bad news is, Bill Snyder is still roaming the sidelines at Kansas State. Snyder is the architect of arguably the greatest turnaround in college football history. K-State, which only made one bowl…

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Tonight on The Sports Huddle… Can KU avoid another mauling from their rival K-State this weekend? KU locks up Bill Self thru the 2021-2022 season. Plus, we discuss the disaster that is the Kansas City Chiefs with Bob Fescoe of 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City.

Dayne Crist not the answer at QB

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By Andrew Curtis We’re only one-third of the way into the 2012 football season, and Kansas finds itself in the same position as it has for the past few years: hopeless, with a long season ahead. This KU team appears to have improved in most facets (mostly on the defensive side), but it hasn’t shown in the win column. The Jayhawks might be more competitive against superior teams this season, but moral victories aren’t good enough in college football. A main reason for the Jayhawks getting off to a 1-3 start is the subpar play of senior transfer Dayne Crist at quarterback. Crist has only completed 48 percent of his passes, with just 763 yards…

Despite Another Loss, Kansas Defense Making Strides

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By Andrew Curtis Coming off a devastating loss at home in week 2 to Rice, nobody knew what to expect from Kansas going into a matchup with 16th ranked TCU, and certainly didn’t anticipate a close game going into the 4th quarter. The Jayhawk defense came out fast and furious, swarming to the football, getting stops when they needed to and displaying a bend-but-don’t-break mentality. KU forced a turnover on the first two possessions, one on TCU’s bad snap to quarterback Casey Pachall, which rolled practically halfway across the field and was recovered by Josh Williams, and the other on a forced fumble by Bradley McDougald, who had 12 tackles, a sack and two forced…

Blau’s Two Cents: Week 3

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By: Alex Blau So, here we are again. Charlie Weis is already finding himself in a tough spot as the Jayhawks dropped their first game of the season last weekend to Rice.   Things for this week are looking rather bleak as well. The Jayhawks are facing a TCU team that is ranked in the top 25 with a very good quarterback and an above average defense.   The Jayhawks are 26-point underdogs coming into the game this weekend.   I am by no means expecting a win this week but am very interested to see how this team is going to respond. The past 3 seasons when the Hawks start to lose, they continue…

Bear Cave: Uphill Battle Ahead for Weis and Company

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By Andrew Curtis It’s time to take a step back and assess the damage. Just two weeks ago, the Kansas football team was in good spirits and more confident than it had been heading into the season in the past 3 years. Kansas opened the season with a win that wasn’t anything to write home about despite wins coming few and far between recently. Now, after blowing an 11-point 2nd half lead in a crippling loss to an underwhelming Rice Owls squad, things are looking pretty bleak at the Anderson Family Football Complex. The fact of the matter is, Charlie Weis might have bit off more than he can chew, at least for the time…

Bear Cave: Kansas Football Good and Bad in Opener

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By Andrew Curtis As a coach, getting your team to perform the way you want them to in the first game of the season isn’t always realistic, especially when it’s the first game of your tenure. This was exactly the case Saturday night at Memorial Stadium, where Kansas prevailed 31-17 over South Dakota State. It was neither pretty nor ugly. We saw the Jayhawk offense put up 263 yards on the ground due mainly to the backfield combination of Tony Pierson and Taylor Cox. We also witnessed the defense providing a horrific flashback to the Turner Gill era, giving up a 99-yard touchdown run to the FCS Jackrabbits in the first quarter. KU also forced…

Blau’s Two Cents: Season Preview

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By: Alex Blau As the bells chime from the campanile and the sun starts to set tomorrow at Memorial Stadium there will be a new fresh smell in the air. The Jayhawks are going to be coming out of an NCAA worst 10 game loosing streak, including one conference win the past two years.   To sum things up, the Kansas Jayhawk football program hit complete rock bottom the past two years.   However, there is a new hope for the program and fans across the nation. This past offseason, Athletic director Sheahon Zenger hired former Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator Charlie Weis. Weis brings a new offense to the Jayhawks,…

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  Tonight on The Sports Huddle… It’s Game Week for KU Football as they prepare for South Dakota State. Alex, Farzin, and Kerry tell you what they’ll be looking for come Saturday. Plus, Who has the most to prove for the Jayhawks as the season kicks off. Also, our Weekly Football Roundtable begins this week as Josh Scotten of TheShiver.com joins us in-studio.