After one week of the 2010 season, the Kansas University football program had fallen out of the national spotlight, thanks to a heartbreaking home loss to Div. I-AA foe North Dakota State in the opener.
Many folks throughout the state of Kansas — and the nation — had jumped off the Jayhawks’ bandwagon and were ready to dismiss the season as another disappointing year in the program’s history.
But now, after last week’s shocking victory against No. 15 Georgia Tech, the Jayhawks are back on the map and people around the country are talking about KU being relevant once again.
Nowhere is that talk more prevalent than in Mississippi, where the those who cover the Southern Miss Eagles — KU’s foe this Friday at 7 p.m. on ESPN — are taking a closer look at Kansas than they might have expected.
This week’s “Around the Web in 7 Days” takes us south, where a trio of papers near Brett Favre’s hometown have tossed out their early looks at the KU-USM matchup.
Week 1: Kansas Jayhawks (1-1) vs.Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-1):
Southern Miss now looking at Kansas, from The Hattiesburg American. It’s interesting to note that the Eagles were off on Monday, while the Jayhawks hit it hard.
Also from the Hattiesburg American, here’s a quick injury update from the Southern Miss camp.
This report, from the Biloxi Sun-Herald, indicates that the Southern Miss coaches see a lot of similarities between USM and KU when looking at the Jayhawks.
The Eagles are searching for continued improvement on defense and this report, from The Mississippi Press, outlines exactly what areas the USM coaches are watching.
Lastly, in a quick look back at last week’s win against Prairie View A&M, this Hattiesburg American article focuses on a couple of No. 7’s who played especially well in Week 2.