Wefald a fan
Add Kansas State University president Jon Wefald to the growing crowd on the Kansas University football bandwagon.
Wefald phoned KU coach Mark Mangino on Monday morning to offer his congratulations about the Jayhawks' 9-0 start.
The gist of Wefald's call was that KU's ascension to national football prominence has been good for the entire Sunflower State. At the same time, Wefald was congratulating an old friend.
Wefald and Mangino have known each other ever since Mangino was an assistant coach at K-State under Bill Snyder from 1991-98.
ABC picks Kansas
Kansas University's Nov. 17 home football game against Iowa State will kick off at 2:30 p.m. and be televised by ABC, it was announced Monday.
It assures that all eight of KU's Big 12 Conference games this season will be televised. Saturday's game at Oklahoma State will be a 7 p.m. kickoff on ABC, and the Nov. 24 Border War game against Missouri will kick off at either 2:30 or 7 p.m. and be televised by either Fox Sports Net or ABC.
The Jayhawks dropped 76 points on Nebraska last week, yet it wasn't enough to make anyone Big 12 Conference player of the week.
Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel edged KU's Todd Reesing to win offensive honors, while Iowa State cornerback Chris Singleton won on defense and Texas kicker Ryan Bailey won on special teams.
Gundy on Reesing
It's not the first time Reesing has been compared to former NFL great Doug Flutie. But add Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy to the list of those who see similarities between the two undersized quarterbacks.
"It's kind of a name from the past, but a very effective player that moves around and makes plays," Gundy said of the two. "(Reesing is) accurate when he throws the football, and he runs the ball well enough to be a threat running. He's just a good football player."
Oklahoma State starting linebacker Chris Collins left the team to attend his assault trial in Texarkana, Texas, putting his status for Saturday's game in doubt.
Collins was accused of aggravated sexual assault stemming from an after-prom party in 2004, according to the Associated Press.
"If he doesn't show up in a couple days, we're not going to play him in the game for two reasons," Gundy told the OSU media Monday. "The first reason is he wouldn't be effective. The second reason is it wouldn't be fair to the team."
Collins has 31 tackles in five games this season. He has missed four games with turf toe, weakening the depth of an already-thin linebacker unit at OSU.