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Kansas Football: One Prediction; One (Changed) Opinion

As a fan watching the last two games it's been on target with what we asked for early in the season. Yes both losses were disappointing in the context of the entire season, but they do at least raise the question and I think Bensa has hit on one side of the argument pretty well here    - Owen

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Prediction:  Turner Gill will now NOT be fired at the end of the year.

Opinion:  Turner Gill should NOT be fired at the end of the year.

As to the prediction, it's to my knowledge unprecedented that a BCS school would fire their football coach after only 2 seasons (no matter how bad) absent some sort of disciplinary issue or scandal, etc.  It's just not done.  And further, if we're gonna can Gill after just two seasons, what kind of message does that send to the next guy?  Come in here and fix it or else you're gone!!!  What coach of any quality is going to want to come in under those conditions?  For those reasons, I think AD Zenger will decide to bring Gill back.  We'd better start preparing ourselves for that possibility.

As to the opinion, we've got to think long-term here, folks.  Yes, these last two years have been disappointing.  Heck, I've lost faith myself (and that's saying something) at times.  And I'm certainly not discounting the fact that there will be powerful and influential donors calling for Gill's ouster at the end of the year.  But AD Zenger needs to do whatever he can to calm down (what's left of) the fan base and preach a willingness to stay the course and see this thing through.  We've looked better the last couple weeks.  Yes, the results aren't there yet, but we're getting better.  In fact, haven't we all been asking just to be competitive?  Well, we've been competitive these last two weeks.  What's the point in begging for something and then turning it down when you finally get it?

I loved the aggressive attitude in going for 2 in OT.  Take the bull by the horns, I say.  Yes, the play call left a bit to be desired, but that's fixable.  We're headed in the right direction.  These last two weeks have shown that.  Let's not upset the apple cart just yet.  Give Gill time and the results will follow.

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