Gridiron Gesticulations Week 3: USC Me Now?

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by john griffin Hey, you know what? It’s not all doom-and-gloom for KU football. The Jayhawk defense played admirably in a 20-6 loss to TCU, forcing 4 turnovers. Though the defense gave up a lot of yardage, they made big plays when it counted. Anyway, onto the rest of the world. More than Luck-y Everyone hates Lane Kiffin, right? Let us taste his salty tears after #2 USC totally blew it against #21 Stanford, losing for the 4th year in a row (I know, right?) 21-14. Matt Barkley may have lost himself the Heisman Saturday night, going a woeful 20-41 with 2 terrible interceptions and no touchdowns. Stanford surprisingly snapped out of their streak of…

Gridiron Gesticulations: 2012 Expectations

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by John Griffin Like a tidal wave of sweaty, manly, American goodness, college football season descends upon us, determined to sweep us away in a torrent of fandom, hype, and greasy stadium nachos. Before the season officially kicks off this Thursday , here are a few things to expect this year: 1. The Jayhawks will be improved.  Don’t expect any miraculous turnarounds, but Charlie Weis should be a great hire for KU. The talent and knowledge of the system will take time to solidify, but the Jayhawks’ scoring attack should be reinvigorated under Weis, who has a track record of success with almost every offense he’s run. 2. Steve Spurrier will throw things. Spurrier throwing his…