Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 9.10.12

Sep 8, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks quarterback Dayne Crist (10) warms up before the game against the Rice Owls at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Apologies about the lack of content yesterday. I had sent my wife and kids back to Illinois for a week and following the game Saturday I started my trek into Kansas to pick them up. Spent most of the night Saturday and the day Sunday driving. Back at it today as we rehash Rice (boooo!) and the rest of the weekend in college football.

Kansas Football

Monday Rewind: Rice | Tale of the Tait | KUsports.com
This latest loss, though surely tough for KU fans to swallow, also is tough to evaluate. The Jayhawks should not have lost. Everyone understands that from the players to KU coach Charlie Weis, who went out of his way to inform us that he clearly pointed out to his team that losing games was not acceptable.

Don’t give up just yet | KUsports.com
Is the view of the hill really such a bad backdrop for three hours in the sun on a day in which the extended forecast calls for a high of 81 degrees and a zero-percent chance of rain (although rain’s not impossible; nothing is).

Rice beats KU 25-24 on last-second field goal - KansasCity.com
"It was kind of challenging them," Charlie Weis would say after the game. "What’s it gonna be, fellas? Is this the way it’s gonna be?"

Charlie Weis-Dayne Crist duo not so dynamic | KUsports.com
Two games into Crist’s one season as quarterback of KU’s rebuilding football program, the Weis/Crist air attack hasn’t gotten off the ground.

KU football plans to bounce back | KUsports.com
“We don’t have time to sit around and mope,” said quarterback Dayne Crist, who had a second straight sub-par outing against Rice. “We’ve gotta move forward and get ready for TCU.

Kansas defense fails to stop Rice | CJOnline.com
“You don’t ever see a loss coming like this,” junior linebacker Huldon Tharpe said. “We lost to a team that we should’ve closed out.”

College Football

Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Arizona Wildcats - Recap - September 08, 2012 - ESPN
Pretty big swing for the Cowboys after last weeks monster game.

Reinvented UCLA, Oregon State impress in upsets; more Overtime - Stewart Mandel - SI.com
Outside of our own game, it really was a great weekend to catch some football.

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