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Anyone else noticed that Kansas is going to get absolutely destroyed next year?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by RalphieMalph, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. RalphieMalph

    RalphieMalph Well-Known Member

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    Well, I'm certifiably bored off my ass so I spent some time this afternoon looking at the upcoming football schedules for Big XII teams. One thing that definitely became clear to me: The Kansas Jayhawks are going to get absolutely pummeled this year, and frequently at that.

    Check this schedule:

    Florida International
    Louisiana Tech
    at South Florida
    Sam Houston State
    <week off>
    at Iowa State
    Colorado
    at Oklahoma
    Texas Tech

    Kansas State
    at Stinkoln
    Texas
    <week off>
    at Missouri

    I've bolded the games that appear (at least to me) to be highly probable losses. Looking at it that way, if they fail to pull a major upset but manage to win all of the games that they should (FIU, L Tech, SHS, ISU) and could (CU, KjSU, Neb) win, they only come out of the season with 7 wins to show for their efforts.

    Personally, I think they split the games against CU and ISU (who I think will be two of the most improved programs in the Big XII), and lose to the Bugeaters (they've only got about 76 reasons to be circling that game on their schedule), leaving them with a 5-7 mark on the year. Thoughts?
     
  2. Idot Buff

    Idot Buff Club Member Club Member

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    Don't underestimate the fat man.....
     
  3. jjbuffs13

    jjbuffs13 Well-Known Member

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    South Florida is nothing it was in recent years with Groethe gone and Smith (the RB, I think). The Bulls are heading back to the bottom, where they used to be, however, KU will suffer tremendously next year, so much for a nat'l title
     
  4. Keesy9

    Keesy9 New Member

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    Groethe is a RSjunior this year and the running back is Mike Ford, who is a sophomore this season.

    http://www.gousfbulls.com/SportSele...00&SORT_ORDER=2&Q_SEASON=2008&PRINTABLE_PAGE=
     
  5. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Not only that, but Selvie is still there. Last I checked, he's a potential first rounder. South Florida is going to stick around because they play in a conference that isn't exactly stacked with great teams from top to bottom.
     
  6. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    that qb, reesing, will keep them in some games and mangina is good enough that they won't beat themselves. their problem has always been talent. they are decently enough coached and their schedule is mangeable.

    Florida International--- win
    Louisiana Tech-- loss
    at South Florida-- loss
    Sam Houston State--- win
    <week off>
    at Iowa State-- win
    Colorado-- loss
    at Oklahoma--- loss
    Texas Tech-- win
    Kansas State-- win
    at Stinkoln-- loss
    Texas-- loss
    <week off>
    at Missouri-- loss

    so, that gives them 6-6 in my book. they had a dream year last season. if they had more bodies, they'd be dangerous. the problem that they have in the north is that mizzery, the fuskers, and CU all have more athletes. kjuco state and isu aren't far behind them either.
     
  7. RalphieMalph

    RalphieMalph Well-Known Member

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    How in the world do you have them beating Texas Tech and losing to Louisiana Tech? :wow:
     
  8. CarolinaBuff

    CarolinaBuff Weekend Poster Club Member

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    8-4 is the best they can hope for, but I'd peg them for 6-6 or 7-5. Their schedule was incredibly favorable last year, both in and out of conference.
     
  9. BIGREDIOWAN

    BIGREDIOWAN Well-Known Member

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    I agree that their schedule was easier last season than this season. They will still do well, but I think they'll go 7-5 at best.
     
  10. leftybuff

    leftybuff Iconoclast Club Member

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    I've got two bags of Nacho Cheese Doritos that syas KU wins no more than 7 games this year.
     
  11. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    b/c i think they will be inconsistent and drop one they are supposed to win and vice-versa.

    so, i basically semi-randomly picked those 2 games.
     
  12. Junction

    Junction Moderator Club Member

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    Actually, that gives them 5-7. Are you sure you don't want to throw La Tech back in the win column?? :smile2:
     
  13. Liver

    Liver modded mod Club Member Junta Member

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    hey! it is the new math!!!! :smile2:

    la tech, whatever!

    i think ku looks like approximately a .500 team on paper. unfortunately, lots of pundits think CU looks like a .500 team on paper too.
     
  14. SanDiegoBuff

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    Those cupcakes sure helped them through a schedule without any of the big 3 South Division schools. I'm not so sure 4 1-AA teams will do much to prepare them for Texas, Oklahoma and Texas Tech.

    Their one 'solid' win last year, which unfortunately came in a bowl game, was over Va Tech, and Va Tech wasn't that good last year, they were still riding their reputation from the previous years.
     
  15. sackman

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    I would call their win at CU a solid win. They held off CU time and time again in that game. CU should have won it, but KU wouldn't allow it.
     
  16. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    We finished 6-7 last year. I'm not sure that qualifies as a "solid win."
     
  17. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    Point taken. Still, it was at CU and KU hadn't been tested up until that point. They were blowing people out left and right. CU was the first game where they had to respond to another team that was not letting them run away with it.
     
  18. Highflyer

    Highflyer Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Not to mention they never win in Boulder, last year was their 6th win in Boulder since the Big7/8/12 was started in 1947
     
  19. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    True. That game frustrated me to no end. Between Hugh fumbling inside the red zone and Sprague dropping a couple passes, we really made it a lot easier for KU.
     
  20. JimmyBuff

    JimmyBuff Well-Known Member

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    Is that mean we are actually going to beat Kansas this year in football?
     
  21. RalphieMalph

    RalphieMalph Well-Known Member

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    I'm confident that KU will split their games with Iowa State and Colorado, though honestly I'm not certain which one of those teams will hang an L on them.
     
  22. Cornh8er

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    hey hooligan, **** off:smile2:
     
  23. The Monk

    The Monk Club Member Club Member

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    I only see OU and Mizzou as for sure losses for them. I don't think they were as good as their record implied last year, but I defiantly don't see them crashing down.
     

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