This is not your older brother's Nicholls State team
Nicholls State seemed like a safe tomato can for Kansas to pummel in the season-opener when the game was scheduled, but the Colonels are one of the more impressive turn-around stories in college football.
Fourth-year coach Tim Rebowe inherited a program coming off an 0-12 record and has gone 3-8, 5-6 and 8-4.
The Colonels return four starting offensive linemen, their quarterback, leading rusher and leading receiver.
And Kansas isn’t the only school to add talent via the transfer route. Junior running back Kendall Bussey transferred in after rushing for 237 yards for Texas A&M last season.
The Colonels also welcomed a graduate transfer from Texas. Alex Anderson, a 6-foot-4, 315-pound offensive lineman from Landry Walker High in New Orleans, appeared in eight games for the Longhorns, including three last season.
All three of KU’s nonconference games have at least one thing in common: It wouldn’t come as a surprise if Kansas were to win or lose any one of them.