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KU Sports Hour: How big is this week's game at Duke for Kansas football & what do the Jayhawks do at RB with Velton Gardner gone?

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Kansas quarterback Jason Bean (17) throws against the Baylor defense during the third quarter on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 at Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Nick Krug/Special to the Journal-World)

Kansas quarterback Jason Bean (17) throws against the Baylor defense during the third quarter on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021 at Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Nick Krug/Special to the Journal-World) by Nick Krug

After opening the 2021 season with a feel-good win over South Dakota at home, the Kansas football team has dropped two straight, including last week's 45-7 beatdown at the hands of Baylor.

So KU heads to Durham, N.C., for its final nonconference game of the season against a Duke team that lost its opener but won the next two, including a win over Northwestern last week.

Even though the big picture rebuilding process continues to be king for Kansas, there's still a lot at stake in this week's game and we go over some of that here.

This episode of The KU Sports Hour includes:

• Just how big a better showing against Duke would be for KU

• How realistic is it that Kansas can be in this game?

• What does the Kansas offense do at running back now that Velton Gardner has left the team?

• How does you define progress for KU QB Jason Bean?

• And more...

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Comments

Dirk Medema 1 year ago

I don’t think fans staying is even a matter of possibly winning as it is a matter of providing positive plays on O & D. 3 and out is just not positive nor is 10 ypp or something like that.

Devin is also a KS kid. Some people say KS doesn’t have enough talent, and while there’s not as much as some states, the bigger challenge is that we have not kept the top talent at home with the good guys.

Velton leaving could be a blessing, as long as there aren’t injuries, because it means more opportunities for the remaining backs both in the games and practice.

Duke has at least one RB that could run forever again this year.

The sad thing for the year is that BU is projected some places to be the 8th best Big12 team. Ouch!

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