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Back to the futile

And, don't get me wrong, I'm not throwing all my chips in with Weis. Never have. I just think people should be more realistic about the past success or lack of. To think or not set the bar for Kansas football as high as National contender is the real travesty that I hear on these posts.
K-State was the doormat of the Big 8 until Snyder. Kansas owned the cats forever. Mizzou was never a powerhouse. Baylor? really? And, you think we have problems recruiting? Baylor was the State doormat in Texas and competes with UT, TT, Ta&m, TCU... not to mention OU and OSU, who am I missing? There are always reasons why we can or cannot compete.
Oh, by the way, losing by 30 and going 2-10 is just as bad as losing by 7 and going 2-10. At the end of the day its a losing program. No kid is going "Ohhhh Man, I want to go to Kansas, cause they only lost those 10 games this year by 7 each.

November 24, 2013 at 8:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Back to the futile

Offensive? I think it was an absolutely positive perfect storm. It was great. Yes, the coaches, players, and, fans worked their butts off and the result was a GREAT season. One for the ages. Yes, yes, and yes.
However, take away one season, and he, Mangino was 37 and 47 in 7 seasons and the team, many from that same Orange Bowl team, was falling apart at the seams. Other than the Orange Bowl season, and I in no way am dismissing the accomplishments of that season, however, I am looking at the body of work, other than that season Coach Mangino was an ok coach who still coached us to the bottom half of the conference most seasons. OK, be happy with mediocrity, playing close and not winning. I hope for more with our program and year after year continue to support the coaches, whoever they may be (for better or worse) and most importantly the athletes that commit to The University of Kansas.

November 24, 2013 at 8:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Back to the futile

I don't think Young is a hater. Just to many people with Rose color glasses on about Mangino.

This was my post a couple months back.
Look at his tenure with us outside of the Orange Bowl season, as magical as it was.

After 40 years of watching KU football I'm amazed at the people that want the big guy back. This is why the Kansas program has never been consistently competitive. I liked watching the Fighting Manginos as much as everyone. They were aggressive, scrappy and just generally fun to attend and watch. But, let's be realistic. The Hawks under Mangino were 50-48 overall in 8 seasons. ONLY 3 winning seasons. (don't go crazy about 4 bowls - really? most 6-6 teams get a bowl) Worse, they were 23-41 in conference with ONLY 7 conference road wins (4 during the magical Orange Bowl season). There was ONLY 1 +.500 conference season (again O Bowl season). And finally, 4 conference seasons with 0 conference wins.
Take away the Orange Bowl season and there would have been screams for his firing.
Would KU nation allow the Basketball program get to the big dance only 50% of the time, never win our conference, etc, etc. So, why be complacent with wanting to bring back a coach that honestly coached KU to the bottom half of the conference Consistently and had one great year (and I think the Orange Bowl season was a perfect storm, with a great DC - Young and OC - Warinner). So, let's move on from the good, and for 1 season, great memories.

November 24, 2013 at 3:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Back to the futile

Thank you. Someone else who doesn't think that Mangino was god!

November 24, 2013 at 3:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Back to the futile

lets hope

November 24, 2013 at 12:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Back to the futile

Someone please explain to me Taylor Cox tweeting during the game. He is still on the roster isn't he? On the sideline? In uniform?
No wonder why this team has no fire, no heart, no discipline... lacks the basics of catching, tackling, etc. Head is not in the game. No way there is any focus in practice or film room or weight room if they are too busy tweeting from the sideline. WOW!

November 23, 2013 at 11:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Right now, Jayhawks are their own worst enemy

I think that I will continue to post this every time someone brings up "Bring back Mangino".

After 40 years of watching KU football I'm amazed at the people that want the big guy back. This is why the Kansas program has never been consistently competitive. I liked watching the Fighting Manginos as much as everyone. They were aggressive, scrappy and just generally fun to attend and watch. But, let's be realistic. The Hawks under Mangino were 50-48 overall in 8 seasons. ONLY 3 winning seasons. (don't go crazy about 4 bowls - really? most 6-6 teams get a bowl) Worse, they were 23-41 in conference with ONLY 7 conference road wins (4 during the magical Orange Bowl season). There was ONLY 1 +.500 conference season (again O Bowl season). And finally, 4 conference seasons with 0 conference wins.
Take away the Orange Bowl season and there would have been screams for his firing.
Would KU nation allow the Basketball program to get to the NCAA Tourney only 50% of the time, never win our conference, etc, etc. So, why be complacent with wanting to bring back a coach that honestly coached KU to the bottom half of the conference Consistently and had one great year (and I think the Orange Bowl season was a perfect storm, with a great DC - Young and OC - Warinner). So, let's move on from the good, and for 1 season, great memories.

November 4, 2013 at 12:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Mangino staffers keep on winning

how is having 3 winning seasons in 8 years and only 3 conference road wins in the 7 non orange bowl seasons competitive?

October 27, 2013 at 1:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Mangino staffers keep on winning

After 40 years of watching KU football I'm amazed at the people that want the big guy back. This is why the Kansas program has never been consistently competitive.
I liked watching the Fighting Manginos as much as everyone. They were aggressive, scrappy and just generally fun to attend and watch. But, let's be realistic. The Hawks under Mangino were 50-48 overall in 8 seasons. ONLY 3 winning seasons. (don't go crazy about 4 bowls - really? most 6-6 teams get a bowl) Worse, they were 23-41 in conference with ONLY 7 conference road wins (4 during the magical Orange Bowl season). There was ONLY 1 +.500 conference season (again O Bowl season). And finally, 4 conference seasons with 0 conference wins.

Take away the Orange Bowl season and there would have been screams for his firing.

Would KU nation allow the Basketball program get to the big dance only 50% of the time, never win our conference, etc, etc. So, why be complacent with wanting to bring back a coach that honestly coached KU to the bottom half of the conference Consistently and had one great year (and I think the Orange Bowl season was a perfect storm, with a great DC - Young and OC - Warinner). So, let's move on from the good, and for 1 season, great memories.

October 26, 2013 at 5:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jayhawks flocked to Elijah Johnson in victorious locker room

dew is right on and what everyone here seems to miss. The one tweet was flat out saying that he had 30 rounds and was inviting anyone else with a gun to meet him at the KU bus to shot some N's... How is this not just offensive but a flat out outrage to EVERYONE. If myself or anyone on the site were to post that they had 30 rounds and were going to some elementary school or business, etc. our butts would be leaving our homes in handcuffs. I don't see this as a couple of idiot knuckle head or wing nuts. I see this individual as dangerous whether it was just bravado or a real threat. period.

March 1, 2013 at 12:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )