Not a lot to say after that game yesterday. Lots of news, not much notes.
Running back James Sims (68 rushing yards), receiver Tony Pierson (87) and quarterback Montell Cozart (63) all had their moments as rushers for the Jayhawks (2-7 overall, 0-6 Big 12), but KU only mustered a pair of field goals from kicker Ron Doherty.
“He kind of bailed us out a number of times in the run game where there were plays designed to go to the right that he ended up going to the left just because that’s Montell being Montell,” second-year KU coach Charlie Weis said. “When the coaches want to yell at somebody for going the wrong way, sometimes I have to tell them to be quiet to not inhibit them because more often than not they’ll make a play for you when they start one way and see nothing there and they know because of their feet they can bail themselves out of the problems.”
try to keep it into a certain point range and you start off with that one, it was a little deflating,” said KU coach Charlie Weis following the loss. “It was still just one play, but can you pick a worse way to start a game?”
Patmon, who transferred to Oklahoma State for his fifth and final season of eligibility following the 2012 season, served as a captain for the Cowboys on Saturday, a sight that was not overlooked by his former teammates.
“I’m not sure to what degree, but I do remember talking to the Kansas coaches,” Sanders said before Saturday’s game. “I don’t remember who it was there. They were pretty well down at that time, Kansas and Kansas State.”
After seeing star players Angel Goodrich (twice), Carolyn Davis and Danielle McCray suffer ACL injuries in the past, KU coach Bonnie Henrickson says Knight is the latest Jayhawk to handle the difficult process well.
Not the kind of history you want, but at least we have a good track record of players coming back from ACL injuries.
“When we play Duke,” Self added, “our guys will know all their guys, and their guys will know our guys. It’s kind of easy on the scout: (You say), ‘Sulaimon is going to do this. Parker is going to do this. Cook is going to do this.’ When playing guys you are not familiar with and you’ve got young kids, No. 33 (ULM’s Drew Kite) comes in the game, and he bangs a three on Andrew White when he falls asleep.
Not only will we have more tape, but we'll have Tharpe back too. Hopefully it makes a big difference