Did you agree with the benching of Todd Reesing in the fourth quarter against Texas Tech?

Yes 60% 1530 votes

No 31% 804 votes

Undecided 7% 183 votes

2517 total votes


stuckinchanute 10 years, 3 months ago

Down two touchdowns with plenty of time left and you bench him for a freshman?? Terrible move, let the Senior try and redeem himself!

Jason Bailey 10 years, 3 months ago

@stuckinchanute: Todd has been mediocre and not the Todd we've come to know and love since 2007 since the Insight Bowl. It was completely justifiable to bench him. Something has got to make this guy snap out of his funk or realize that others will be forced to step in where he is failing.

This is bigger than one guy trying to redeem himself.

jayhawkboogeyman 10 years, 3 months ago

Todd has been bad, yes, but our play-calling hasn't given him the opportunity to make anything happen, either. We spent all most all the first half running plays that were guaranteed to lose yards on first and second down and then expect him to get us a first down by a shovel pass on 3rd and 14. The OU game, I would have been fine with benching him at the half. But, my god, mangino, don't bench your "heisman worthy"qb for a freshman and then just call plays that have no chance of getting us back in the game. My issue isn't taking Todd out- he's been off his game all year. My problem, and why I am tired of this team, is putting in a QB with no chance of leading a comeback and effectively just throwing in the towel in a close game against a good team. We put Pick in for a must-score drive against OU and called 2 plays in a row that had no chance of working- basically gave up. And we did the same today. Sadly, Mangino could learn something from Herm Edwards, and that is not a good sign for the state of the team- you coach to win the game. If you put in a new player, at least put him in with the expectation that he will win or be done. Don't ask me to support the team when the coach decides he is going to quit trying to win halfway through the game.

yates33333 10 years, 3 months ago

If he really has a groin pull Mangino should have taken him out earlier. He should have been allowed to heal against Oklahoma and Texas Tech. We should have accepted those losses and prepared better with him for the games against K-State, Missouri, and Nebraska. I now wonder if these three can be won. If he never plays again he still is the best quarterback I can remember with the possible exception of Hadl. BTW and unfortunately I remember when McNutt was QB.

jayhawk02 10 years, 3 months ago

Play calling doesn't cause Reesing to hold, hold and hold the ball and take a sack, when a senior would know to get rid of it. Play calling didn't cause Todd to pull out early from center. Play calling didn't cause Reesing to fumble/throw picks against CU in the first half. Play calling didn't cause Reesing to throw 3 picks in the first half against OU. It's Todd's lack of execution and poor decision making that caused those mistakes. With that being said, I'm also going to share the blame by saying that his normally sure-handed receivers have let him down as well. However, I think that Todd has gotten too comfortable as the starting QB. He seems to lack focus and drive. Competition is a great thing. Whenever you have quality depth, the starters know that they need to execute or they will be watching the game from the sideline. I think after the CU, OU and most of the Tech game, Mangino did the right thing by benching Todd. I hope that he gets the message that even he isn't above the program. I guarantee you that if it had been a defensive back playing as poorly as Todd did, he would have been benched after the first half of the CU game. I'm not here to bash Reesing, as I am very grateful for what he has done to our program. But he also needs to realize that even he can't get too complacent. Rock Chalk!

Mike Hart 10 years, 3 months ago

Leave the senior in to redeem himself? Well, he dug the hole in Colorado putting KU down 14-0 to start the game. He had the OU game to redeem himself.. only he turned it over leading directly to two TDs. This was his chance to redeem himself for both of those games.. .and he was even worse. How much "redemption" are you looking for? KU should have won the game.... and overall team confidence has obviously taken a hit based on Tech game and collapse in 4th quarter. He'll be back in the game at K-State.. and he should be... I just ask that he get through the first half of this game without giving points to the other team... He's done that plenty in the last 3 games to last a season.

mjhawkchalk 10 years, 3 months ago

Todd it really has been a great career, but it's time to move on. KU can win the North next year, we have a young defense, o-line is going to be around and not to forget Toben. Besides no OU, Ttech and Texas. Hey it sounds like Jordan Rodgers (brother of Aaron Rodgers) is going to sign.

Vic Janeway 10 years, 3 months ago

When a young man makes a mistake, its a mistake to let him think about it too long. Yes the seniors are trying too hard, and forcing the action too fast, equates to mistakes, but dont let his self-esteem stay bruised too long, get him back to work as soon as possible, dont let him think about it too long, dang it mangino, these young men want it bad, just tell them to execute their roles and NOT think more about it.

David Robinett 10 years, 3 months ago

Todd is (was?) great. But for a senior QB to fumble a snap on 4th and one means he is just not paying attention to basics. Briscoe is (was?) also great, but he has dropped two crucial TD passess the last two games. Mangino is (was?) great, but he is not sticking to the principles that made him good - like put the best players on the field (Jake is fast, Jake is tough, but Jake cannot break tackles. Opurum should be the guy at RB. This is what has caused our running game to evaporate.

I agree that Todd has gotten too comfortable. Depending too much on Briscoe and Meyer. He (and Warriner) have got to spread the ball around to Wilson, Biere, and other receivers. Especially without a run game, the opposing D can focus on shutting down Briscoe and Meyer (which Tech obviously did yesterday).

brett conrad 10 years, 3 months ago

The defense, which is not very good has outscored the offense the last 2 weeks if you take away the meaningless td at the end the ou game. great coaching, Snyder is going to school Mangino next week.

timtation 10 years, 3 months ago

What's going on at Kansas? I'll tell you what's wrong Todd blows and the special teams do too. Every time KU kicks the ball off or punts I think the other team is going to run it back. KU's special teams always gives the other team good field position and when KU receives a punt or a kickoff they can't even make to the 20. That's where Reesing goes to work on setting up the other team. We all have been blinded by the coaching staff. They want us to think it's the defense or offensive line causing the problem and it's not. KU's defense has held their own. Every game they have at least held the opposing team to 20 points or less,other than the Iowa st. and the So. Miss. game (even then the defense shutout So. Miss. in the 4th to preserve the win). KU's offense is suppose to be able to score more than 20 points. KU's offense and special teams sets up the defense to look bad. The offensive line is good enough to give Reesing enough time to throw the ball and all he does is hold on to it. Sooner or later the defense is going to get through. Note to Mangino and ED at least twice a quarter you should throw the ball deep to keep the defense on their feet. That's grade school stuff you should already know. And don't say it's because the defense prevents it cause even if it's thrown out of bounds as long as it's deep it helps.

jdb77 10 years, 3 months ago

Let's get this straight, Todd doesn't call the plays, did you see down field plays in the first half? He was sacked 6 times while he was in, the offensive line should have been benched. As far as the defense, they played well for 3 quarters but in the fourth quarter there were holes up the middle big enough for Todd's dad to run through, that is what put the game out of reach. The offensive and defensive lines should be benched. I was sitting right behind the Kansas, not once did I see any one from the coaching talking with the players except during timeouts,

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