First let me say that I'm glad a night of Schooners awaited me and let me get to a point where cooler heads prevailed. I was pissed yesterday as I'm sure most Kansas fans were. Of course that's what makes us fans. Apathy is a curse. When my team loses I want to punch a hole in the wall, fight half the team and rip the coaches head off and spit down their necks. Of course a day later and a few hours of sobriety and I'm ready to jump back on the bandwagon, defend the players against the evil Missouri and Kansas State haters and build a statue for the coaches for what they've done in the past. It's a rollercoaster and while I'm not always proud of my anger it happens because I care.
Here's the thing I'm wondering though and if you peruse the Kansas message boards across the internet it shouldn't take long to see where I'm going. There are stories that Coach Mangino has lost this team because he's too much of a hardass. His coaches are stressed, his players are tight and unmotivated and it's showing on the field with our team checking out.
The offensive coaching is said to be a problem, offensive execution is suffering because of lack of leadership and guys are giving up when things start to go south. Again, not my words but it's out there. Another troubling rumor going about is the apparent partying ways of one Todd Reesing. Out in KC the night before the OU game culminating in closing down the Hawk in Lawrence before what I'm sure was a restful 4 hours of sleep?
So what's the real story? Is Todd jepordizing the season with his actions off the field? Has Mangino's hard nose ways gone from building up a program to alienating players who have given him their all? Are the assistants at odds with the big bear? What's the deal?
I'd like to put my Crimson and Blue glasses back on now and say it's all crap, but it makes you wonder after a day like yesterday.
Well I'm out, just needed to vent...think I'm headed to Manhattan to watch these Jayhawks regain the swagga and beat down some purple pussycats!!!...I hope.