BREAKING: KU Football Has Serious Issues

Fescoe In The Morning
Monday, October 23rd

The headlines says it all; Fescoe thinks he has the answer 

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The bought cigarettes go wrong that's the much bigger and doing. Play based yesterday I mean he was a good 25 points yesterday if you don't holograms it'll. I mean even Bill Self senate they're down double digit halftime that's about they ran right off into the game overtimes. Welcome and it's still in the morning I'm Mike welcome Bob best coach Josh flee their producers Steven Specter. Now KU football. Has been without question terrible they haven't scored at like nine quarters is that they're NJ edit that tight corners they haven't scored their sport like 109 to zero right out those nine quarters they've outscored by a 139 points in the last three games the bar yet so it's a yeah. Plea. Did disaster in Lawrence Kansas when it comes to football and that's goes says he has the solution what. KU football is not a topic but I said the judge a season this is now a topic I mean date they were the running clock on Saturday okay that's about it for the university cared they've died only delaying who cares they went rise often factored into the into the outcry yeah they went running clock they scorecard maybe they may have its 21 yards of offense just is that with the number was above my overstating myself that could be twenty yards of total offense. Either way 125 it was 125 so and an ESPN just released stat about. That said TCU limited Kansas to 21 yards the fewest yards and a game in big twelve history. The fewest by any FBS team the past twenty years so we're not silence futility for the day we're talking about futility for two decades now is what Kansas managed to do. They are now one in 21 right under David Beatty in the big 121 and 21 at the Cleveland Browns beat Texas they did beat Texas they absolutely did. To put that in perspective the Cleveland Browns would be the better brightly to Texas and its Cleveland Browns are one in 22 under huge jacks OK so they're basically. Kansas football as the Cleveland Browns okay that's exactly what they are. And I look at what Penn State is doing right now. Had stayed. Was left for dead or given the death penalty because of Jerry sandusky and everybody said nobody would at Penn State would never be back Penn State would never be back -- do it without her being where the death the death penalty was they are originally the kind of taken away one of these where you have to shut down your program but they were they were pretty much dot know they gave him any had to say casualty free to leave right yes they basically of free transfers everything like short. These death and why does the death penalty we are shut down the program that's so what were crippled so so so Penn State is now number two in the nation sitting at seven and no the only team better in college football right now. Is Alabama was just that battle four years ago whenever ways of Jerry sandusky. Was getting into trouble it was about four years ago when everybody said Penn State would never amount to anything ever again and they're the number two team in the nation they were able to overcome Jerry sandusky. We're still blaming Charlie Weis at the university of cancer I talked to some K you folks he gestured yes stirred day. Down at the sprint senator and they said to me well we're still trying to recover from Charlie Weis to Charlie why east were still using Charlie Weis as an excuse. When Penn State the number two team in the nation they overcame child molestation. And are the number two team in the nation right now and you are still giving me this line of bull crap about Charlie Weis. Bill Snyder took over the worst program in the history of college football. Three years later they were seven and four and four and three in conference play you can turn things around fast. Clayton to and he may never heard him he verbally committed are you was a quarterback. After the 43 nothing so lacking to TCU he said he's listening to god and his backing out of his verbal commitment if I was god I would be sending anybody to Kansas either and then finally to make matters worse they continually stick by a guy and gave him a he raised to make one point six million dollars. I joked kind of about being a football coach I could accomplish would David Davies accomplishing right now at the universe. You can't just now is a dire situation. It is Big Five years since those sanctions were handed out at Penn State they had the sanctions lifted a couple of years ago so I don't know if that's necessarily a fair comparison a where you keep in mind that Charlie Weis to cripple this team he didn't get enough recruits he had what he lets players that he could've had a on scholarship. That was terrible that's a horrible thing to take you were David Bailey you ticketing and we play in the past. Sweden who go in and it's going to be a five year deal before you even think about this thing turning around ST five years it has been five years so to me. You take you take your lumps. If you give it five years in it after that. That amount of time it's still as bad as it is. By somebody you're willing to pay more than one point six million which in the realm of big time college football. Is peanuts well and here's the other thing with Kansas they're not getting better they're getting worse each week it's like they're showing. Market signs of improvement but that's what happens mania I think about it from the player perspective players when they know the season's over when they're getting crushed every week. It's tough to keep that motivation. But that's where coach comes and he got a future guys ready prepared and motivated to play these KG you're you're gifted twelve of these games in four years of college football. Really you're gonna go out their disability I mean I did that that's the medal happening all that that's that's what coaching what they're solution about my solution is this Josh Connecticut ran really exiting say out terrible righted and Spencer did that mean that's that's the easy part so what's what's the what's the fit what you start with the athletic he's gone you eat you don't allow him to make another -- Charlie Weis he hired as they've they've been colossal failures okay. Number two if you go out you get a football coach who has seen a turn around who was actually been there and done in the name that I have. And you guys probably don't laugh at this and think no way in hell but it's a name that makes a lot of sense because he already revived a a a a a morbid football program in the state of New Jersey that's great she he was a god typical boring Rutgers program that never one that never had success that never did anything. On the college football landscape and he turned them around and turn them into a power where they were already noble team they were a top 25 team they did good things that rocker's place were people always said nobody. Can win at Rutgers University Greg Xian a went in there and want and since he's been done they have been echoed the football program there and irrelevant program when he was there they were relevant program they were winning games and they were doing things that I'd never been done before bad institution. Greg Xian as the first guy that I would talk to about coming in because he resurrected. A dead football program at Rutgers Kansas is a dead stick right now as a football program. In college football Jim Ladd it's another guy that died Okie state they had one he started at South Florida program about. Took a program that was nothing and built it into something and made an impact and made it made an impact and and brought football to life than a place were football wasn't brought to life. And then another pie in the sky that everybody wants to talk about is Brett venables being out there being available being a case steak guy having those close ties to Oklahoma as well. Brent venables would be a nice candidate but I would start with great Xian I would say hey man you've built up a program and rockers you started a program basically from scratch rockers and found a way to have success. You need to be able to do that at the university Kansas and that's what Kansas needs somebody who has built the program from nothing. And turned it into something. And those are a couple of the names and I half but it has to be fixed it's not I mean if you're trying to raced 300 million dollars for a stadium quarterly orally. Portly use of resources or use of resources there and that's almost like to deflect attention from what's going on on the football field right now which is an utter embarrassment week after week after week. Being outscored by a 139 points in three games. So that's my salute now. To meet this feels a lot like what happened with turner Gil. Where everybody was so frustrated with how much they were losing that they wanted to go ahead and firemen go get somebody to get it up with Charlie Weis. Do you need to give. Coaches the amount of time needed to at least turn things around like Turner Gill deserved at least one more year my mind but he had DD the minds about the minds of the unfortunate of a new athletic yet he got it to give us hurts I still believe. Wholeheartedly Turner Gill got screw it. Why the same mistake though with David Beatty and Seth you're gonna move on from him in try to get one of these other guys wolf you can't get them. On what the hell let me ask you this what what is number one reason to keep David Beatty right get your number one number one reason is continuity in the fact that you don't wanna set your worst program back at the end it by going through another transition. When you have a coach you knew you were going to have to give five years through to make your team relevant anyway you want a 21 you're getting how's -- getting waxed you're not showing signs of improvement recruits her bail against somebody like this sounds like Turner Gill Byrd. We're like this it's too bad because people are patient enough to understand that when you war ends this. It. Just walk in Kansas part everything around and let's warmly and he'll get. A coach for four million dollars which Kansas isn't going to but Bill Snyder was able to do it K state -- the goal is football program to find another Bill Snyder that you are really set the bar to one of the problems one of the problems also is did you. Coach. At ball is perhaps. Somebody you can win man while promised three hours of the north of here. In Ames Iowa yeah. They've done things again in it what would you consider similar on a similar playing fields Kansas. He had a coach there that's going to get another take its party playing himself into another day in your to write I Barack five into right now with a new canal she. Whatever your your arms races. Is I was they pick right now right Korean. So I aggregate that puts a little bit of pressure on to what you're saying I was states on it there's three and what they're the second best team in the big twelve right now they're stir 31 in the league that I'm into overall they beat Oklahoma found a guy with the with. Experience and a and a and a lower level I had success that it came to work then and adding that puts pressure on it to I think it really does I think what Iowa State like I'm so tired of the all it takes time it takes time it takes time meanwhile Iowa State's looked at ways does it does take time and it's hard to stick with and I'm. It it this is that this is a tough spot for camp I. Stated have 64 scholarship players just a couple of years ago. That's OK you had to deal with because Charlie what stroke wise thought of the program. If you want ads or otherwise and so are you done that tire broken did that that's a bad that they made and they hired a guy. Yes and I gotta give it time to recover when you get dotted that way it takes longer than a couple of years. The scholarship limit is 85 served. They had 64 scholarship players because Charlie Weis didn't wanna recruit lower level players to go after five stars missed it in play and here's to you because it didn't make about it because it didn't make it right justices have. How are also seeing guys that we unity of thought you're gonna have reopened their recruiting and whatnot because you become an embarrassed though that's. That's the part you got to fight because that's that's not good outside Charlie Weis as well as I got to get a better so you win games I mean you're going to have. To convince people to calm when they're not they're not seeing the success on the field I. I the success of a deal has to come it just has to do this thing negated any traction. But it's it's it's it's it's an interesting dynamic for this program to be in right now because it's I don't envy the decision makers that have to do but try to figure out which direction to stay the course or or radically change again.
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