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KU football shuffles offensive line once again

You have to abandon the workhorse if you're getting about 2 yards per carry on first & second down with the current O-Line. Sims is fighting for his life just to get to the line of scrimmage. Hopefully these changes in the lineup will improve the situation, but it's dire right now. I feel bad for Sims - cause his draft stock is falling, and it's got nothing to do with him.

October 9, 2013 at 2:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU football shuffles offensive line once again

What he said !! /\ What he said !! /\

October 9, 2013 at 2:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Jayhawks set at QB for future

Hear! Hear! What he said /\

If we get an O-Line that can actually run block and pass block, that changes everything & makes everyone else look better.

October 9, 2013 at 8:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Breakdown: Crazy? Yes. But KU fake punt 'definitely had a chance' if blocked correctly

The point is - Weis should never have left this decision up to anyone on the field with the ball inside our 30, regardless of what the "look" was. Way too much downside, very little upside from this kind of thing.

October 8, 2013 at 9:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Breakdown: Crazy? Yes. But KU fake punt 'definitely had a chance' if blocked correctly

DanR - I was slowly scrolling down the posts, preparing to write just about exactly what you said. The only thing I would add is why would coach Weis EVER give a green light for any fake inside your own 30 yard line. Everywhere else in the country, I bet there's a hard & fast rule about WHERE on the field you pull that kind of stuff. I've never seen this crazy a thing in college football.

October 8, 2013 at 5:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cliff’s Notes: Charlie Weis press conference, 10/8/13

I couldn't believe it either - especially when things were clicking early on with the empty backfield. The revamped O-line has to get it going for us to do any damage this season, and until then, the less we see of the Wildcat formation the better...

October 8, 2013 at 4:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jayhawks lament lack of consistency

Have you seen our running backs try to make a play when they're in the games this season? They're trying to dodge defenders already in the backfield before they even get to the line of scrimmage. That's why Weis went with the empty backfield in the first quarter. And we actually fooled TT for a while. Then when we went to the wildcat & the traditional backfield & the offensive line showed it couldn't block or even hold still until the snap!

October 7, 2013 at 3:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jayhawks lament lack of consistency

The whole thing centers around our offensive line. They are not able to open holes for some of the best running backs in the Big 12. Combine that with the dumbfounding ability to have that many false starts AT HOME and that makes for a disastrous offense.

There HAVE to be five lineman they can put in there that will function better than the current five starters. As I recall, many of these guys were rated OK when they were recruited - what happened?? Grunhard's got his work cut out for him this week.

We have to be able to RUN the ball to be able to win & set up the passing game, or we're in a world of trouble for the rest of the season.

October 7, 2013 at 8:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Running on first down best bet for KU

From an earlier Keegan article:

"The offensive line ranks among KU’s biggest weaknesses; Tech’s defensive line ranks among its greatest strengths. Kerry Hyder, the 6-foot-2, 280-pound senior from Austin, Texas, has a habit of exploding into opposing backfields and making things happen. He throws running backs and quarterbacks for losses, bats passes and generally makes his disruptive presence felt as well as just about any player in the Big 12"

So maybe in theory, the recommendation to throw on first down is best - based on percentages, but with this matchup?? I'm guessing we gained on average 2 to 2.5 yards per play on rushing plays on first down our first three games. Passing on first must've been even worse, but hopefully we can improve on that with more play action (which we have finally started to see) and misdirection plays. I'm thinking 50/50 run - pass on first down to keep them guessing - unless of course, we actually start pancaking people & opening holes worthy of our running backs.

October 2, 2013 at 9:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brannen Greene: Kansas players ‘get along great’

Personally, I'm glad to hear we have multiple sharpshooters that can knock down 3's & open up the defense & not let them pack it in. It should open up more lanes for Wiggins & Co. to get to the hoop.

September 30, 2013 at 7:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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