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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Keegan

NDSU coach rips KU

Coach Craig Bohl went on the record to say he wasn't impressed with the KU football team this weekend.

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Don’t be surprised if the back of the new massive Memorial Stadium scoreboard is fitted for corkboard today. The insults dumped on the Kansas University football team in the wake of a 6-3, season-opening loss to North Dakota State are far too plentiful to fit on any bulletin board.

The latest shot to the ribs comes from an unusual source, a coach who doesn’t speak in platitudes, a coach who goes back a long way with Turner Gill, a man who could use a friend or two coming to his aid at the moment.

North Dakota State coach Craig Bohl just might be in danger of drawing a flag for piling on, not to mention telling the naked truth, frowned upon in the football coaching fraternity.

Speaking on The Sportsnetwork.com’s weekly “In the FCS Huddle” segment, Bohl shared just how unimpressed he was with KU.

“I think the environment that we're going to play in Cedar Falls (Iowa) is going to be much more of a hostile environment than Memorial Stadium in Kansas,” Bohl said. “That was pretty docile. And the type of team that we’re going to be playing is going to be a much more physical, aggressive football team than KU.”

How do you really feel, Craig?

“And, quite frankly, I think we’re going to be playing a better opponent,” Bohl continued. “I know one school is in the Big 12 and the other one is in the Missouri Valley. I think that gives an indication on how we see Missouri Valley play and the respect we give Northern Iowa.”

The Kansas football team was just called soft by a coach from a lower-division team that went 3-8 a year ago. If that doesn’t stir pride, passion, pure anger, then nothing will. Emotions can go a long way for a football team, even one in a transition phase, one that can’t decide on a quarterback, a running back, the makeup of the offensive line, one desperately searching when the calendar says it should be more concerned with destroying.

Coaching transitions in college football are tough, and when they involve going from a tough taskmaster to a more nurturing leader, the athletes sometimes breathe a sigh of relief and relax a little too much.

Trying to put his finger on what went wrong and how it can be fixed, running back/captain Angus Quigley said, “When times get rough in practice and people are fatigued, we can’t take shortcuts and maybe not run as hard and things like that. It’s the little things in practice that people might be getting away with that are carrying over into the game.”

Nobody likes to get embarrassed. The players and coaching staff were embarrassed together, which ought to draw their circle a little tighter. Athletes tend to look to coaches to lead them out of such situations, a factor that will make Gill’s words louder this week.

“They’re great guys,” Quigley said of the coaches. “They’re mentors and leaders. They’re not only trying to grow us as football players, but also as young men, and you can’t help but respect that.”

Actions speak louder than words. If Quigley and teammates respect the new coaches as much as they say, they’ll give a better effort Saturday against a terrific Georgia Tech team.

Comments

bieloh 2 years, 3 months ago

Nice season KU. Come on up to NDSU whenever you'd like. We could use some soft non-conference wins to pad the record next year.

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JayhawkBigXII 3 years, 7 months ago

We went from a drill seargent to a tupperware party. Thanks a lot Lew...wherever you are. At least we can keep our sour grapes fresh.

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jayhawkintx73 3 years, 7 months ago

In fairness, Mangino shouldn't have benched the guy that returned the kick-off for a TD. Chewing him out is okay for hot doggin, but you don't ruin a guy's career over it. There were times last year that Mangino should have gotten in Todd Reesing's face and tell him, YOU HAVE 10 OTHER GUYS. You don't have to make every ffin play!".

Just a fact is that Briscoe made big plays, Meier made big plays. Even Sharp made big plays when he was healthy. Reesing tried to be a hero every play, and it cost KU at least 4 or 5 losses a year ago.

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Michael Pannacciulli 3 years, 7 months ago

mangino woulda had his teams fired up to crush ndsu...gill is a softy. he probably thanked the coach for saying such kind words. (joking fellas, calm down). we got beat, and you take the lumps, but learn, move on, and win next time. scary thing is, this was to be one of their few possible wins. the idea of a winless season...yuk.

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Teri Jester 3 years, 7 months ago

it sounds to me like coach bohl is giving his pre-game excuse for what he thinks will be a loss at northern iowa. hmmm?

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jayhawkinnebr 3 years, 7 months ago

If you read the Lincoln Journal Star this morning, they didn't print anything that Bohl said about Gill and the Jayhawks. They only printed nice things like they were good friends up here. They didn't print the rip that Bohl gave KU about not being competitive like NWI. Funny how they like to put a different spin on things to make it look better. After a win like they had it is easy to say that NWI would be a better opponent than KU. I guess I will take my KU flag down during football season and fly it high when basketball starts. Sorry to have to say that. An analyst on ESPN said last night that KU made a mistake in hiring Gill and that they should have hired Hohl.

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jhwkfan162515 3 years, 7 months ago

Pretty classless of Coach Bohl to talk like that. Wonder if he's related to Al?

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pburgstu 3 years, 7 months ago

Another thing is many of the top teams in the MIAA are better than the MVC. Illinois St. beat Central Missouri 55-54 and that was only because they made an two point conversion with a minute left. By the way Central is thought to be the fourth or fifth best team in MIAA so........NWMSU, Washburn or MO West could of beat KU Saturday Night thats pretty bad .

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kirkhinrichflow 3 years, 7 months ago

This coach is jus bitter cause coach gill is rollin in a bendz and hes in a honda......lol lol

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brad8821 3 years, 7 months ago

I read this saying outloud "Geez" (smack in the face). BUT... I could not agree with the NDSU coach more. Yes, I understand the track, the distance, the bowl being so far from the playing field, i have been on that band wagon before. It COULD be an incredible stadium if there were changes made. None the less there were 48,000 ish people there saturday and well I was surprised at that. i said while tailgating i would be happy if 75% was full now we have a top 25 team rolling and i am going... ahhhh.
Here is the thing. It has always bugged me. At Memorial stadium we go to the game to watch the game. I dont think people understand the effect the crowd can have. I have been to major college football games, bowl games, and the like and the atmosphere is amazing. from the minute the ball is kicked off you stand the entire game. the ENTIRE game. every down the opponent has the ball you are yelling and screaming your head off. I remember OU last year after our colorado loss. I was saying all week if we could JUST beat OU... so that first series when they ended up scoring on 3rd and short i was going insane every down. and it just wasnt loud.
same thing saturday. it was just crazy dead. all 48,000 / 50,000 KU fans need to be UP and at it every freaking second of every down. go to OU, hell, go even to stillwater. its madness. the entire time. it bugs me to sit down or when i am standing alone on 3rd and short at a home game. then people feel out the new scorebored and bowl boards say "get loud" so i guess we are going to do it.
from a hostile standpoint yes, we are weak. pathetic even. i wish,,,, oh i wish if we would all just come together and with almost a battle cry create such an environment outside as we do in AFH. what would happen. yes i understand we played like crap but we, the crowd can increase that for the team. i have been there on the other side crowds play a huge roll. i wish a group of people would get together and make this happen. students even. yes i agree about all the board pissing and moaning, i hardly ever write on this.

but minus the track, the way the stadium is built, the way we played like piss and had soo many missed opportunities and mishaps, but what if we shut up, and all come together and make this happen. i havent missed a home game in years and dont plan on it. i just wonder what would happen...

either that. or its gonna be a long process and a long season with not very much wheat being waved. =/

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bad_dog 3 years, 7 months ago

It's time to close ranks and pull for the Hawks. Enough about Mangino this or that. Like him or not he's gone. Enough of last week. Turn the page and move on. If we should win, all these negative comments will look stupid. If we lose, well then that's just what you expected and there will be a whole new list of things to pi$$ & moan about.

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Geekinout 3 years, 7 months ago

I expected a more physical offensive line with Gill.. When I watched them last weekend they seemed to be the softest part of this team! Out of shape, a lot of standing around, and more sadly a lot of tittyblocking.. Gotta get after people! I'm sure Georgia Techs O-line is going to be a bit of a contrast.. Still going to make it to every home game this year!! RCJH

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jeffjhawk 3 years, 7 months ago

Hey, we deserve every bit of this. Are you kidding? We lost to ND State. They're like Canada, but worse. We went through all these pre-season machinations facing banishment from the B12 and this is our first response?? Give me a break. We've got NOTHING until we prove the same. If the Little Sisters of the Poor hit town, we still have to win. We didn't. End of story. So they get to talk trash - it comes with the territory when you come in as a patsy BCS scheduling ploy AND WIN!!! Sorry fellow Jayhawks, but we suck. End of story. Prove me wrong and I'll eat all this. Here's the deal. I've been watching these beloved (and they are) Jayhawks since 1964. Hint... there's a pattern here to our all-to-rare successful runs. We go through a decade or so of consistent disasters, only to make a few minor bowls. Then amazingly, every 35-40 years or so, the stars cross, a coach peaks, recruiting peaks, and we have a magical team. The next step is to turn the magic into a program. It has not happened and I, along with all of you keep hoping it will. I don't know what happened last year - and none of you do. How did the team of destiny lose 6/7 straight? But it happened, and it's a pattern. I'm not done, but I'm a KU realist. Study hard. That's all I can say.

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Jack Wilson 3 years, 7 months ago

The NDSU coach has spoken the truth. And the truth is, Gill did not have this team ready to play.

We will not win one game this season. That is just an objective look at our schedule vs. talent vs. coaching.

But seriously, who cares. We are a basketball school.

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Michael Pannacciulli 3 years, 7 months ago

keegan, nice try to fire folks up, but you failed to make your point. you should right for a tabloid because you can make a mountain out of a mole hill (or at least try to). these were not damning statements, just statements. should he compliment us? we have 100 x the budget and resources they do. we should be kicking their ass*s...he's shocked that in ever facet we didn't kick their ass#s! i am too! you should be too keegs! this is not a "rip" by the coach. Saying we are scum, Gill is trash, our team is a bunch of pansies...maybe that would be on the "rip" level.

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dtownhawkfan 3 years, 7 months ago

gotta respect a coach who tells it like it is

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Mark Wooden 3 years, 7 months ago

With Freshman and Sophomores in all the skill positions on Offense, it's going to be a long year. Still don't understand why Toben is not the featured back-does this have anything to do with being a Mangino recruit?

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jayhawkinnebr 3 years, 7 months ago

If and when there is a conference shake up don't count on KU getting into any BCS conference with a football team like what was shown from Gill the other night. It doesn't look like anyone will be chasing after Gill for their coach so, we can rest easy.

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jayhawkboogeyman 3 years, 7 months ago

He's right on. Memorial Stadium is a dump for football. The track makes the fans way too far from the field; the stadium looks like an outdated dump, the stupid leather chairs behind the endzone are like a joke. It is probably the worst stadium of any major football program. That's the building. The fans are horrible too. Show up for the game late, leave early, don't make any sound until 3rd down, game time at 6:00, and the Hill is still more or less a ghost town at 3:00. . . Unfortunately as we already know, all our basketball fans' complete lack of dedication to football will quite possibly be the end of Kansas as a major sports school if/when conferences move around again, and Kansas is still a place where fans don't care and the team doesn't win.

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Benjamin Piehler 3 years, 7 months ago

lets see their coach say any of that after going to a big hoops game in the field house. lawrence isnt a football town, period. its basketball Mecca. anyway, I say who cares... its NDSU, and its KU football.... next week everyone will forget that coach was ever born.

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MarloStanfield 3 years, 7 months ago

The team comes before the fans...it ain't like the chicken and the egg. Establish excellence and the people come, and cheer. Anytime the focus is on the fans wow the team must suck.

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Jayhawk1116 3 years, 7 months ago

I only wish KU fans were as passionate in the stands as they are on message boards. We have the lamest fans ever. This coach is absolutely right. There are way tougher atmospheres than Memorial. Everyone knows to get loud on the opposing teams third down, but it is totally acceptable to be loud for Every Play. You think K-State fans have to be told this? Mizzou fans? No. We have to entice students with free Xboxes if they stay until the 4th quarter. Lame Students, lame Alumni. Go to a K-State game and see how you're supposed to support a team. So sad.

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Beak 3 years, 7 months ago

Im tired of Mr. Nice Guy.

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Dyrk Dugan 3 years, 7 months ago

it's really time to just get ready for Saturday. all of these folks, posting on this topic, get out to the stadium, and make some dadgum noise! (i know i do, and will.)

Craig Bohl shouldn't have said what he said, but he said it, and it's out there, and if the fans and coaches and then the players can't get fired up about it for the next game, we are indeed ALL soft.

Go Jayhawks!

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ddelira 3 years, 7 months ago

HAHAHAHAHAHA the Jayhawks suck soooooo bad!!!!!

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grandpa 3 years, 7 months ago

Kansas wins Sat. with a big upset and everyone is happy. You will all be sorry you said these ugly things.

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Vincent Patterson 3 years, 7 months ago

As far as the crowd is concerned, I sat in section 1 directly across from the NDSU fans and their itty bitty section was quite a bit rowdier than ours. I was up in the section by the scholar kids and their parents who came for that half-time recognition and it was so quiet you could have heard a gnat fart during the game. They were looking at my 4 year old like they were annoyed every time he started chanting and cheering. It was a pretty lame crowd - On that for sure. We'll have to see how it is in section 25 this weekend. Hopefully noisier.

If I'm Gill, I make dam sure we play them in their house within the next two years and repay the favor. Dam playing that Mr. nice guy stuff all the time. Your whole University, from the fans, to the team, coaches, everybody just got called out.

If these boys don't get fired up after flat out being called soft and non-aggressive, I don't know what will work and would expect a very long, horrible season. Right now looks like NMSU might be our only hope!

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sdoyel 3 years, 7 months ago

Ever occur to you that maybe Mangino recruited the "soft p*ssies"?

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JayhawkBigXII 3 years, 7 months ago

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Sam Constance 3 years, 7 months ago

Oh, did the Georgia Tech coach talk to the media about how bad South Carolina State was?

Because he would actually have more of a reason to say such a thing, given that GT beat them 41-10 rather than 6-3.

I guess part of my problem is that when you talk about how unimpressive a team is that you just beat by a pathetic score of 6-3, aren't you unavoidably implying that your own team must not be that good?

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d_prowess 3 years, 7 months ago

Quigley said, “When times get rough in practice and people are fatigued, we can’t take shortcuts and maybe not run as hard and things like that. It’s the little things in practice that people might be getting away with that are carrying over into the game.”

This is terrible if true. I am a Gill supporter and feel that people blow is "nice-guy" image out of proportion, but he does need to demand excellence.

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qrex 3 years, 7 months ago

Did the NDSU coach intend to insult the KU team and its fans? Or, was he trying to encourage his team not to sit its laurels and prepare? I.e. the next opponent will put up a fierce fight; be ready.

The GTech coach is doing the same thing in preparing for KU.

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shelleysue 3 years, 7 months ago

Will someone who likes to stand and yell and do what they can to create a hostile environment tell me where you sit? Next year I want seats by you.

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Randy Maxwell 3 years, 7 months ago

You've seen the shirts with Bush on them saying "Miss Me Yet" Well maybe I'll have to print some up with Mangino's big butt on them with the same quote

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Sam Constance 3 years, 7 months ago

More to the point--what kind of d-bag coach rips the opponent he just defeated for being crappy? Can you imagine Self bagging on Emporia State or even Texas after a win?

I can't, but that might be due to the fact that Bill Self has class.

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Sam Constance 3 years, 7 months ago

Let me first say that I'm not going to sit here and play the "what if" game. KU lost the game and deserved to lose. That is the bottom line.

That being said, who the hell does this guy think he is? Motivational tactic or not, he needs a reality check. His words make it sound like his team came in and did whatever they wanted.

If memory serves, his team scraped out a 3-point win in a game when his opponent turned the ball over three times and missed two gimmie field goals. I don't think you really get to talk about how inferior your opponent is when they nearly double your yardage and you can't get into the end zone against them.

Let's call this what it was--a pathetic waste of time between two crappy football teams.

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ibleedku 3 years, 7 months ago

Ok folks....the jury is in and I hate to the bearer of bad news, but Memorial Stadium does not provide a good football experience, and sadly....Allen Fieldhouse doesn't do much else to provide a good basketball experience.

I've been going to games at Memorial Stadium for the past few years, sitting both in the student section, and now as a season ticket holder in the "sit down crowd". Now don't get me wrong, its nice to sit and watch...but can we not get loud and rowdy during other parts of the game except just on 3rd down? It's sad. I've gone to highschool stadiums where there was more raucus and mayhem in the stands. You have no idea how that makes opposing teams feel; to be surrounded by pure noise and constant bombardment of chants and gestures by fans. Look around the country folks....You'll see countless stadiums on Saturday's filled with passionate fans that stand and wave team colored towels, and beat on chairs, and jump...and yell traditional chants in unison. It's sad we don't have that type of tradition, given the history of KU football (1890).

I've said this before about AFH...it may be the best venue to watch a game, but its not the best venue to play one. Look around college basketball folks. Look at the "Cameron Crazies". I love how the student section surrounds the court. That's how it should be at AFH. The students at times are the only ones making noise, trying to create a hostile environment. AFH can get loud...but its definitely not the loudest. I fault the fans for that. We have the same old tired chants...can no one think of anything NEW to do at games? The KU band during basketball games counts the number of fouls an opposing player received and yells "See ya!" when they foul out. Why have the rest of the fan base not "adopted" this chant to heckle the player? Even the idiots down at KSU yell "LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT RIGHT" as an opposing player walks off the court after fouling out. They've even received notable recognition around the country for Bramlage being a very loud and intimidating arena to play in. And quite frankly....they deserve it. AFH has been slacking as of late.

If our players have lost their swagger...then I say, so have the fans. Its time to get it back, and make home field advantage here at Kansas, mean something again.

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jayhawk2062 3 years, 7 months ago

The KU defense isn't that bad. My concern isn't keeping teams under 30 or 40 points.....it's the fact that our offense might not score a touchdown all year.

We have two key lineman hurt. We also have our best running back playing defense. And now we've got a coach that doesn't have confidence in either quarterback he's playing. That's how you get to 3 points against an FCS team.

It doesn't matter how good the defense is if you can't score you can't beat anybody. I guess we'll hope that an interception gets returned on Saturday or a fumble gets returned. Or maybe some special teams success.

This offense was absolutely horrible last Saturday. Worse than anything I saw during the last decade at KU and that's the truth. And watching it live was even worse than watching the play back on TV later.

Bottom line is the only way this team wins or stays close on Saturday is 3 to 4 turnovers by GT with at least one or two of them going for touchdowns. That coupled with KU making NO big mistakes. In other words.....not looking good.

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jayhawkinnebr 3 years, 7 months ago

Well, guys I live here in Lincoln and can tell you that it doesn't surprise me about the rif between Gill and Bohl. I have to agree with Bohl that KU was out coached by a better coach and that there is not any love loss between these two. He is correct about what he (Bohl) said about KU being soft. You don't win games with a soft coach. You win games with a coach that gets on you when it is needed, with in reason of course, which was the some of the problems with Mangino. Yelling at a kid will get things done. I think that was some of the problems between these two when they were up here. Bohl is a lot better of a coach then Gill and it showed. Mangino had some good recruits until Gill was hired. I am for KU and basketball but, not with this sorry coach (Gill).

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bton 3 years, 7 months ago

In all fairness, UNI would beat us with ease. They have a strong program, probably one of the top 3 in DI FCS. Many top DI FCS teams are better than middle of the pack DI FBS teams.

I know they smoked Iowa State last time they played (and beat them pretty often) and I watched the game last year against Iowa when they had control the entire game, and then Iowa lucked out BIG TIME by blocking two FG's on the last possession, back to back.

We just suck against the MVC.

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shelleysue 3 years, 7 months ago

Too many KU fans like to sit in their seats and complain about everything. After the miserable season we had in 2009, we changed our seats so we weren't being told constantly to sit down and shut up. Well guess what. Now we have different people telling us to sit down. Good grief people, it's a SPORTING EVENT. If you want to sit down and complain about everything the coaches and players are doing, PLEASE do it at home. Let me enjoy my $300 season ticket in peace. How are we going to create a hostile environment when the majority of "fans" do nothing but sit on their butts and complain? Really. What are we supposed to do??!!

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Kip Reiserer 3 years, 7 months ago

It's amazing to see how many fans jump ship after one game. I know expectations are high based on the past couple of years and I am one of those people who desperately want a good football team but I think we all have to realize that we are rebuilding and gaining experience. Crappy and embarrassing loss no doubt but at least let them play a couple games before you put them all down. Stay behind your team.

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justinryman 3 years, 7 months ago

It's quotes like that, that are keeping Bohl from getting a coaching job at a D1 school. He has been knocked for this type of thing in the past, his adultism isn't very good and no AD will take a chance on that.

Just shows his lack of class, appearantly he slept through some of Tom Osborn's coaches meetings.

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jayhawkinATL 3 years, 7 months ago

I would put my $$$ on UNI against us. Hell, they are in the top 10 of the FCS. Good thing (for us) we don't have a return game at NDSU.

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Jaminrawk 3 years, 7 months ago

Who can blame him. He's not exactly lying. It hurts to hear but if NIU beats them, he's technically right.

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Martin Rosenblum 3 years, 7 months ago

Craig Bohl/Al Bohl, any relationship here? Or, am I just out of the loop?

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gongs4ku 3 years, 7 months ago

Hey, no insulting the jayhawks. That's our job!

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Martin Rosenblum 3 years, 7 months ago

To paraphrase several of the above comments: If we were such an uninspired, soft team, why didn't they, or couldn't they exploit those weaknesses and run the score up to ,maybe, a 14 point higher margin? Knowing what we now know about their coach's lack of retraint, it should have been simple to go for the kill!

A more effective tactic in pumping the team up could be to offer Tyshawn Taylor up as a sacrificial lamb. Best practice players get to face him in fball gear on the field and use him in drills before the next game. What.....? He would have pads on!

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Andrew Moore 3 years, 7 months ago

KU will be back in a couple years, Gill will right the ship.

You think NDSU will want to schedule us then? I say we go to their house and play them in 2013

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Lebowski 3 years, 7 months ago

Personally, I think it looks ridiculous that any KU media or fans would even care what NDSU's coach says. He's just using what he can to not let his players and fans start expecting too much, too fast of his team. I'm sure the NDSU fan base is thinking, "we beat a big 12 school, now that means we should handle EVERYONE at a lower level of football!"

He's speaking the truth not to pile on to KU, but to keep it real for his team. No coach wants his players to be burdened with unrealistic expectations. It sets them up to be a dissappointment. He's simply trying to reign those expectations in, and anyone for KU who obsesses and takes offense to that looks defensive and like we have a losing mentality. And quite frankly, the team deserves it right now. Any time you don't lay it all on the line, you deserve criticism. You play for pride, you earn the respect and the praise you get. The video critique of Pick's interception in the redzone says it all.,. the receivers had poor spacing because they didn't run their routes hard enough to create spacing and spread the defense. When THAT's the effort you put in during a huge upset, you have it coming.

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Joe Ross 3 years, 7 months ago

Gill needs to swallow his pride and run Toben.

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yed 3 years, 7 months ago

You hit the nail squarely on the head, NebraskaJayhawk.

Tell you what, our football team absolutely needed to hear this, and so did we as fans. We were pretty pathetic on Saturday. People get mad at the student section for being rowdy and noisy and I find that hilarious. Next time I go to a game, I'm sitting there because the wine and cheese crowd in the north bowl made me nauseous.

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swjhawk 3 years, 7 months ago

How long until basketball season?

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NebraskaJayhawk 3 years, 7 months ago

That's where a lot of KU football fans don't get it, mvjayhawk. It shouldn't take "good" play to get the crowd fired up. Have some pride and make some noise regardless of how the team is playing at the moment.

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Dyrk Dugan 3 years, 7 months ago

so much for the Nebraska brotherhood of coaches.....good grief, talk about throwing your old friend under the bus.

believe me, the atmosphere at Memorial stadium would have been more than "docile" if the football team had actually done something on the field. and Mr. Bohl, your team kicked two field goals...and with turnovers, and a bad decision by our CB, we basically gave you both of them.

so against that not very aggressive, non physical KU team, you could only muster 170 yards of offense. Sure you sprung the upset....and that should be good enough. these post game comments, days after the fact, are not professional. it all comes around Mr. Bohl....it ALL comes around.

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notaubermime 3 years, 7 months ago

I would be much more worried about the NDSU coach's words if his team had managed to gain more than 168 total yards or hadn't benefited from 3 turnovers and 2 missed field goals. As bad as KU played in all of the other aspects, NDSU still needed KU's mistakes to win. His job is to motivate his players and keep them focused on the next opponent and his words reflect that.

Quigley's words, to me, are much more disturbing. Coaches need to be on top of that type of behavior, not permissive of it.

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doolindalton 3 years, 7 months ago

Total lack of class. Missed field goals and dropped passes are not indicative of a "soft team." He seemed to be as concerned about the lack of rowdiness from the KU fans than anything else. I guess the kids should go back to chanting "tear his f_ng head off" during kickoffs." I assume NDSU picked their check up after the game, despite their unhappiness with our "docile" enviornment. KU was playing North Dakota State, not Missouri.

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KU_FanSince75 3 years, 7 months ago

Unfortunately, (and a lot of folks in Jayhawk Nation don't want to hear this) this kind of quote from an opposing coach will be all too common until the football Jayhawks start taking over games, dominating games, making a statement on the field, competing in games and finally winning the games. Don't want to hear these kind of quotes? Stop being nice to each other and play some football.

That's the way it is right now!

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prairie_dog 3 years, 7 months ago

The truth hurts. We're sorry, Buddha.

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HawkDigestCom 3 years, 7 months ago

Now that you're back to square zero, it's going to be a real challenge, but I'd put changing the environment at Memorial near the top of the list for the next A.D. It's a strange phenomena -- best attendance in the last half of this decade, but not as loud as it was in 2003 or 2004 or even really during the Mason years.

Tip: Building the Gridiron Club does not change the environment.

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blackhawkjayhawk 3 years, 7 months ago

The truth hurts. I didn't even realize that NDSU went 3-8 last year. Thanks - I needed another kick in the groin. This is one of the worst losses in KU history - along with Self's trifecta of 2-round losses.

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klineisanazi 3 years, 7 months ago

Nice to hear someone in sports say what he thinks in clear, unambiguous terms. Of course he has ulterior motives, primarily motivating his team, which is probably feeling pretty good about itself. A "docile" environment and an unagressive football team. Who can argue with that analysis? If anything, he went easy on KU .

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davelass 3 years, 7 months ago

Does anyone else think this smells like a gimick to fire up his team? I'm going to go out on a limb and say Bohl and Gill had a nice long chat on Monday and this might have been a favor to Gill to light at least a fuse in the football teams a$$...In all honestly it's going to be a miracle if they hold Georgia Tech to less than 300 yards rushing...in the first half....are you kidding me...playing defense against the option is all about assignment football...we looked like we couldn't even figure out where the butt pad goes on Saturday...

 Dear KU Football, please take your skirts off, grow a pair, and let them hang on Saturday...excuses are like a@@holes...you are not boys anymore and mommy doesn't need to pat you on the butt and tell you how special it is everytime you bring your finger paintings home. PLEASE PROVE ME WRONG!
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Nick Vaughan 3 years, 7 months ago

Well, simply put, Bohl spoke the TRUTH, and now Quigley says the players slack off in practice. Maybe the ice cream and cupcakes after practices and games just isnt instilling the right kind of discipline. None of this would of happened under Manginos watch, or Tuberville for that matter... "From that standpoint"....its going to be a ruff transition for us hopefuls as we backpedal into a Terry Allen era.

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