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Will KU football win another game this year?

Yes 26% 644 votes

No 73% 1817 votes

2461 total votes

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beenahawk 12 years, 1 month ago

From what I've seen, a Gill coached team couldn't even beat itself in a scrimmage.

Rick Breitenbach 12 years, 1 month ago

I'm sure coach Gill is a nice guy, but we need to get a legitimate coach immediately. I can't stomach having a mediocre football program ever again, I like the way winning feels too much. Let's stop the bleeding right now, get an incredible coach and get our program back on track.

Rick Breitenbach 12 years, 1 month ago

Quit hiring bad coaches to begin with. KU has a lot of money. Spend it on a good coach. Send Gill back to Buffalo.

ilikestuff 12 years, 1 month ago

Regardless of how incredible a coach you find and bring to Lawrence he'd still be coaching a team left w/the cupboards bare. Besides lacking for talent, 1st year transitions seldom go well unless you’re at a school traditionally stocked w/super talented players, i.e. Auburn, past Miami teams, etc. Last Thursday, our best offensive linemen were getting rolled by KSU. That’s not coaching, that’s talent.

Remember how bad last years defense was? Games we won were merely races where we outscored the other team 50-40. Our only offensive play seemed to be hike to QB, watch him scramble & run for his life until Briscoe or Meier can get open for a 30 yard completion on 3 & 29.

This is going to be a bad year. It would have been a bad year had Mangino stayed (I still don’t like how he was handled) but w/a new coaching staff you’re almost guaranteed a bad season unless you’re at one of very few schools that annually recruits well.

Besides, perhaps, one other place, this is Gill’s dream job. Give him a chance to recruit some of his own guys next year & I bet things will start to look up again.

I liked the fat man; I thought he was a good coach. There were a few scandals on his watch though that he should have been on top of but Gill is a good coach too. He’s probably going to move to Texas during the off-season. Hopefully things will be better next year;

BTW, I like winning too;

Otownhawker 12 years, 1 month ago

At least when mangino was here we never gave up. Gill sucks and was a disgusting hire

David Hodges 12 years, 1 month ago

Did you watch the last half of last season? Never gave up... right.

Rivethead 12 years, 1 month ago

Lacking for talent?

This team has more 4 star players on the roster than ever before in the history of KU football. Operum, McDougald, Kande, Murphy, Terry, Bourbon

ilikestuff 12 years ago

Don't know what to tell you. I didn't think Fatty should have been fired but at least Perkins was consistent by hiring the nicest coach in all college football.

Stars next to the player's name aren't always as relevant as one thinks. Presumably some of these 4 star players were playing last season as well.

Fire Gill, a new AD may be persuaded to after this season and wanting his own hire, etc. but you're likely putting off a return to the Fat Man Glory Day's another year.

I hate losing as bad as anyone but I think we have to have reasonable expectations about this season. A, new staff; B, apparently not as many 4 star players as the other teams have.

Rivethead 12 years, 1 month ago

Yup. We'll be in the MAC, C-USA, or Missouri Valley. Much easier to win there.

knightmare34 12 years, 1 month ago

All of this "fire Gill now" talk is a little silly. I don't have much faith in him, but firing any coach after one year is ridiculous. More importantly, KU owes Gill $10 million over 5 years. Guaranteed! A buyout is not possible, so we just have to hope it gets better (what other direction could it go?).

Jeffery Barrett 12 years, 1 month ago

The new AD will most likely bring in a new coach anyway.

Mark Lindrud 12 years ago

If we cannot beat CU then we won't beat another team this season. This game could speak volumes about what Gill has done this year with this team. I hope Mecham starts since there seems to be a bit of momentum going his way so we should ride the little momentum that we do have.

There is talent on this team, but I don't feel the pieces are in the right place. What does that mean? Well, it could mean we need to play the younger guys and suck it up with their inexperience, but potential that will show lots of mistakes. It may mean we have guys who are playing new positions that are going to be pretty good just inconsistent at the moment.

Either way, we need to realize we have Gill for a few years and hopefully he will find a way to make the pieces fit to make this team better. I do believe we will look better next year because he will know who belongs where on the team. Unfortunately, it looks like this year is going to be the trial year of knowing what kind of players he truly has. Now, I hope he can put everything together and start making a contender out of this team the following seasons.

Finally, I believe a coach has to evaluate himself at the end of the season and decide how he and his staff must improve so the team will follow suit. Let's hope Gill does his own self-reflection so that improvements are made for the next year. We gotta believe even if it can suck as it does now. Rock Chalk Jayhawk.

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