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One play that likely altered KU football history

I applaud Zenger for thinking that way regarding triple-option, but I guess since he didn't pull trigger on it I can't give him too much credit. It would have taken a lot of guts and just might have worked. You can get away with smaller athletes and therefore not recruit against all the Texas and SEC schools for the same athletes. It's tough to beat out a school with winning tradition when recruiting same athletes. Calhoun and Fritz had success with unconventional offenses and with program-turning.

October 19, 2017 at 3:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Cyclones in a blowout; Jayhawks in a tailspin

You say that Beaty can't be fired because he's rebuilding and in same breath say that the players aren't good enough. Who's recruiting the players?

October 15, 2017 at 2:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Cyclones in a blowout; Jayhawks in a tailspin

Tom Osborne had many opportunities to give Gill OC job and never did. He never was OC before Buffalo hired him.

October 15, 2017 at 2:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Cyclones in a blowout; Jayhawks in a tailspin

Beaty was offensive coordinator for one year at Rice, but other than that, you're right. Only coordinating he did was recruiting.

October 15, 2017 at 2:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Cyclones in a blowout; Jayhawks in a tailspin

It was a reference to Joe DeForest, an assistant coach. I suppose I could have spelled out "assistant coaches." Listeners infer, those making statements imply. Did not imply that KU leads people to bad. Agree on Gill and Weis. Gill was 20-30, 40 percent, at Buffalo. Weis had poor record compared to most ND coaches.

October 15, 2017 at 2:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Keegan: Cyclones in a blowout; Jayhawks in a tailspin

John, It's such a tricky situation because of the extension Bernadette Gray-Little gave to Zenger. I don't think the stadium renovation makes it tricky because Zenger could shift to the Williams Fund and still lead the fund-raising campaign. They should do that now and start search for new AD, then let him make the call on the coach.
I'm in the minority on this, but I believe that if things continue to go as badly as they have neither Zenger nor Beaty will be in their positions. That's if they finish 1-11 and continue to get blown out. I just don't know how they would be able to keep a coach who would be 1-32 vs. FBS foes and an AD whose hires would be 5-61 vs. FBS. If they show significant improvement over the final six games — tough to imagine that happening because the toughest part of schedule starts Saturday — then they stay in their jobs.

October 15, 2017 at 2:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Records of Kansas athletic directors' football hires, from Q to Z

When Zenger received extension, pay increased to $700,000 with two-year buyout, so that would be $1.4. Without looking it up, I seem to remember Beaty being $1.6 with two-year buyout.

October 10, 2017 at 5:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Dorance Armstrong tops ratings in 65-19 loss to Texas Tech

Offense just as bad, four turnovers.

October 7, 2017 at 10:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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