This year marks the beginning of “A New Era” in KU Football. Charlie Weis (See “Our Coach Can Eat Your Coach: The Sequel”) is starting his first year. And luckily for him, the expectations are pretty low. All he really has to do is improve on his predecessor, Turner Gill’s record of 2 wins. He doesn’t even have to beat Mizzou because
they are too busy getting ground to a pulp in the SEC they are no longer in our conference, and we will not be scheduling any games against them in the near future.
So let’s take a look at how old Chuck is doing so far:
- vs SDSU: W, 31-17
- vs Rice: L, 25-24
- vs TCU: L, 20-6
Let’s face it, the first game of the season was basically our only expected win. However, the Rice Game would not have surprised anyone had we come out victorious. The match-up versus Texas Christian University begins the long downward spiral that is and from now on will be called
The Slaughter Conference Season. I for one would like to come into this with a positive attitude, but I can’t help but pull from previous experiences. After looking it up, I see that in my time at KU (3 Football Seasons thus far) our record is 10-26. Which, all in all doesn’t sound too bad! We are still 0-3 in football coaches, but only time will tell there.
Next week brings our first away game. The first week without tailgates, A Friendly atmosphere, and the athletes sleeping on their own beds. So here’s my proposition, fellow Jayhawks: Cheer On the Losers. After all, isn’t that why we all love those underdog movies they keep making on Disney Channel? And who do they have to play for if there’s no one there to cheer them on?