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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jayhawks, Yellow Jackets to kick off at 11:30 a.m. central time on Sept. 17

Kansas running back James Sims, center, avoids a tackle as he charges up-field against the Georgia Tech defense. Sims rushed for 101 yards in his collegiate debut Saturday, helping KU stun the Yellow Jackets, 28-25, at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas running back James Sims, center, avoids a tackle as he charges up-field against the Georgia Tech defense. Sims rushed for 101 yards in his collegiate debut Saturday, helping KU stun the Yellow Jackets, 28-25, at Memorial Stadium.

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Kansas University football officials announced Wednesday that the game time for KU's third game of the 2011 season, at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, has been set for 11:30 a.m. central time.

The game will be played at Bobby Dodd Stadium and will be broadcast by the ACC’s Regional Sports Network.

The Jayhawks, who open the season with back-to-back home games against McNeese State and Northern Illinois, will travel south looking to knock off the Yellow Jackets for the second consecutive season.

Last year, after dropping its season opener to FCS foe North Dakota State at home, KU stunned then-No. 15 Georgia Tech, 28-25, in what went down as the Jayhawks' signature victory in an otherwise forgettable 3-9 season.

Red-shirt freshman QB Jordan Webb threw for 179 yards and 3 TDs in his first collegiate start and freshman running back James Sims ran for 101 yards and a TD on 17 carries, making him the first true freshman in KU history to rush for 100 yards in his debut.

The victory against GT also featured one of the season's top offensive highlights, as wide receiver Daymond Patterson took a five-yard pass from Webb and pin-balled his way to a 32-yard touchdown, finished with a head-first dive into the end zone, that proved to be the difference.

Though both programs will bring much different teams into this year's match-up, it figures to be a key, early-season contest for both squads.

Comments

kujayhox 2 years, 11 months ago

i am in south korea, so i dont think ill be able to watch this one, lol

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tcombs41 2 years, 11 months ago

Im ready for November. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bvqcn... I feel like Gill may talk a good game, put he hasn't shown that he knows how to be a head coach at a big 12 level. Good job Lew you set us back at least a decade to get back to where we were with Mangino. Better go find my win or lose we still booze t-shirt.

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HawkChalk29 2 years, 11 months ago

I live in South Carolina and purchased tickets for this game two months ago when they were first released. It is the closest I have been able to go to one of their games so win, lose, or draw I'll be there waving the wheat!! Rock Chalk!

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ahpersecoachingexperience 2 years, 11 months ago

I wish gill was a snake worshiper. Imagine everyone lining up at halftime to kiss a venomus snake. Awesome!

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troutsee 2 years, 11 months ago

I am definitely not a religious person. However, I think it is wrong to ridicule someone who is religious.

Regarding Gill's rules, everyone is entitiled to his opinion. At this point, his rules do not seem to have been detrimental to recruiting. Who knows, his "ridiculous" rules might lead to team cohesiveness, and that would be a good thing.

Regarding Gill's coaching abilities, school is still out. There are those who seem to expect too much too soon, especially considering the lack of athletism at the most critical position on the team....QB. However, I would certainly agree that the team seemed unprepared to play in the majority of the games last year. At the same time, it takes more than one year to build a winner.

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hailtoku 2 years, 11 months ago

What day would they get down there? I'd imagine they would want to get down there earlier to adjust to the time difference.

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ahpersecoachingexperience 2 years, 11 months ago

Holy crap! I had forgotten about the no alcohol pledge! He did it again!!! Someone please please please post video of this.

How about this, Turner sticks to coaching football, and we will make our own choices about alcohol!!!

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number1jayhawker 2 years, 11 months ago

You admit you weren't at the spring game, but yet you complain about a pledge by HCTG?

Daymond Patterson was asking fellow students under the age of 21 to join him, in the no alcohol pledge.

HCTG asked the parents to pledge their help. Really not a big deal.

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John Mueller 2 years, 11 months ago

phoggin,

There's only one way to get sh^t out of a barn.

You gotta put your boots on and go shovel it.

Happy thoughts and gum drops just isn't going to get it done.

If this years team is better prepared and out plays the other teams and still only wins 3 or 4 games, Gill will get one more season and probably deserves it.

But, If he demonstrates another year of ill prepared, poor special teams, poor clock management and poor game plans, and lays a 3 and whatever season, it's time to start shoveling.

This was a bad hire. Everybody knows it was a bad hire.

He deserves this year to demonstrate that he can coach and WIN "You play to win the game".

But, if not, he needs to go.

Btw, I am told that those in attendance of the spring game were asked to recite some sort of "No alchohol" pledge?

That is nothing short of ridiculous.

If he wants to impose a code of conduct on this players, that is well within his right to do so, but to ask the alumni and students to sign on to his pledge is totally inappropriate and completely out of line.

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Phoggin_Loud 2 years, 11 months ago

Guys, just, visualize, excellence.

Remember; new, coach, new, players, new, team,

When, you, put, it, all, together, we're, just, gonna, believe.

Think, positively, and, everything, will, be, OK.

Also; score, a, lot, of, points, while, keeping, the, other, team, from, scoring.

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Jason Bailey 2 years, 11 months ago

Man, I'm frightened to even type a comment in fear of getting caned by some dude upset about my choice of words or positioning of a comma...anyway, here it goes...

If KU loses to McNeese week one, I honestly don't see how Gill keeps his job. He may limp through the season but I think that would be the nail in the coffin. A group of wealthy alumni, tired of KU being listed as #10 in a new Big 12 list of who's who will cough up money to help the Athletics dept buy out Gill. We have a very slim chance to go 3-9 this year with one of the most difficult schedules in all of BCS-level ball. Dropping the non-con games could get us a big goose egg in the "W" column by December 1.

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Rivethead 2 years, 11 months ago

"in an otherwise forgettable 3-9 season".

I wish I could forget. I really do. But the rapings that Baylor and KSU gave us left permanent marks.

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actorman 2 years, 11 months ago

Why do I have this nagging feeling that this will be yet another in the long line of opportunities KU has had over the years to embarrass themselves on television? It would be scary enough if KU hadn't beaten GT last year, but--as much as I hate to spout cliches--with a young team going into a hostile atmosphere against a team bent on revenge, this one could get ugly early.

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ahpersecoachingexperience 2 years, 11 months ago

Anyone have a link?

Oh, just getting ready for the in game comments.

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dallashawk05 2 years, 11 months ago

ACC regional sports network? Hmm, doesn't sound like that will be on a regular cable system.....

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kusportsdotcom 2 years, 11 months ago

Tait, I always hate to play grammar police on you, but I can't help it. You're a professional...

"Though both programs will bring much different teams into this year's match-up, it figures to be a key, early-season contest for both squads."

The comma between "key" and "early-season" should not be there. As it stands, you're asserting that it is a key contest, as well as an early-season contest. The latter is completely unnecessary to state. You should have said "a key early-season contest".

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