Brutal. The only word to describe the amount of long scoring drives put together by the Bears. Yesterday actually represented about the best the Jayhawks have done on special teams and we forced Baylor into a long field early and often. But, it sure doesn't matter if you can't get a stop or sustain any offense of your own.
It was downhill week on the Kansas Jayhawk rollercoaster. Now we just need to hope that the lose one, win one pattern continues or this thing could snowball on this group in a hurry.
And for the sake of putting last week in perspective: Boise State 59 NMSU 0. Quotes and thoughts from the postgame after the jump.
Kansas Head Coach Turner Gill
"I am disappointed. Obviously not a very good job by us as a coaching staff. Great job by Baylor, their staff and their players. They played an outstanding football game and we just could never get anything going. We just didn't play very well. You can't turn the ball over and we missed too many tackles."
I don't think I'm alone when i say that I'm ready to see some fire and a little anger from Gill. I understand that's not entirely his personality, but there were times in the second Gridiron where he showed that. I just wish I saw it on gameday.
On if the mistakes are due to youth...
"A little bit of that. This is the fourth game with Jordan (Webb) and this is probably the one game he didn't quite play as well with reads and things of that nature, but again we have to get better. There are some other people that didn't play well either and we just couldn't ever get any rhythm going. Every time we got some going, we either made some unforced errors, jumping offsides or we turned the ball over."
On the problems of the pass defense...
"Missed tackles. Missed execution of where they needed to be, what they needed to do. They (Baylor) did a great job executing their game plan, so I give the credit all of the way to Baylor."
On the game...
"I think they just played better than we did and we got out-coached. They played very well on that side of the ball. We just couldn't get anything going. I don't think our guys totally quit, but we will look at that some more on tape. Obviously we were a step too slow on a lot of things both offensively and defensively."
Out-coached? If 55-7 was entirely coaching then I'm extremely concerned.
Senior Safety Olaitan Oguntodu
On the game...
"Overall, it was an embarrassing game. It was just embarrassing all the way around. We have to watch film and figure out where we are lacking, but we played a good team today."
"It is embarrassing, very embarrassing, very surprising. When you play defense you have to play as a team. You have play as a team and everybody understands their job and you go from there. And today from the look of the score, from the look of things, we didn't do that. We will regroup and I believe we will get that together."
I'm not going to lie this is a guy I feel for. He was good enough to be on the field during the Orange Bowl year, the Insight Bowl year and now that he's finally getting a shot the team just isn't there.
Redshirt Freshman Quarterback Jordan Webb
On if the game was different because it was conference play...
"No, it was the same, we just didn't execute. We beat ourselves, but you have to give credit to the other team. They made big plays when they needed to and we just didn't."
I believe there are better days ahead for you Jordan, but nobody beats themselves 55-7.