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Kansas Jayhawk News and Notes 10.31.10

It was improvement.  It was competitive and even though we didn't get to see it you could sense that the team was playing with a little more passion.  There is still a long way to go, but at least this somewhat alleviated the fear that this team had given up.

The Jayhawks controlled the line early, pressured Iowa State with the front four and even forced a turnover. The offense did put points on the board early but there just weren't enough of them.  By the second half the Jayhawks were gassed as the lack of depth started to show.

It seems like this team is behind Gill, but they might just be a little confused still. A little skeptical, a little questioning and waiting to see something to believe in just like the fans are. I think once Gill can get through that wall then we might start to see more of the positives. 

All that said priority number one is to recruit, develop depth and fix the S&C program. There's been a fair amount of discussion on the visual appearance of the team and as things have gone South this year there have been comments trickling out of the program relating back to the lack of a focused, supervised and executed conditioning program. With the lack of depth it might not make all the difference, but it sure would help.

Improvement and competitiveness, that's what I've asked for so today I feel just  a little better about Kansas football. Moral victories sure aren't what I want to be playing for, but it's a start.

Kansas Football

Ku-2Halfway decent: Bad half dooms Kansas |
It was improvement.

Ku-2KU report card |

Ku-2Mecham should start at quarterback again |
I think we overreacted after Webb won against Georgia Tech so I'm not ready to do the same, but it is food for thought. Either way QB is priority numero uno in the offseason.

Ku-2Mecham's first start not bad |
Early reviews are good, but are we to the point where we can settle for a QB that plays ultra conservative.

Ku-2Hurry-up offense wears KU out |
Depth and perhaps a poorly managed summer conditioning program bit us in the ass. The team played hard, there just isn't anyone to rotate in and it caught up with us.

Ku-2KU loses at Iowa State |
CJ Recap

Ku-2Matt Tait’s KU football notebook |
Notes from the game.

Ku-2Dual threat Angus Quigley tops ratings | The Keegan Ratings |
A captain steps up

Big 12

Big 12 roundup: First-place Baylor tops Texas |
Anyone feel a little better about the Baylor game now that they're 7-2?