This is my fourth pre-season look at the Kansas Jayhawks and as in the previous three, the perennial bottom squatter in the Big Twelve Conference is looking at another dismal season of losing.
Given Jayhawk head coach David Beaty made it through the winter and spring not getting fired, this will be the final year of (his) a historic losing period. Sure, the losing started before he became the coach and could extend down the road with a newer “loser” coach next season, but at 3-33 and only one conference win in three years, KU can claim the downtrodden team of the Big Twelve. The fact is that KU is bad…..no, awful, and not worthy of being in a Power Five conference in this sport of football. The program is not one of a former powerhouse waiting for an infusion of something that will put it on the straight and narrow (Mark Mangino is not coming back Jayhawk fans). It is a program that is DOA+…..that is DEAD ON ARRIVAL before birth. You cannot be as bad as they have become even if you try.
There is one thing certain about this Big Twelve race this year. It is not that Oklahoma is the best team, or Texas is going to make a strong run (which I think will happen), or Kansas State will be a bitch to deal with on the field. It is that Kansas will finish in tenth place in the conference, and they will own the cellar all by themselves. They have no competition not to finish last. If they win a conference game (hey Longhorns, you game?) I would not only be shocked, I might drop dead that Saturday night.
Head Coach: David Beaty (4th year, 3-33)
Prediction for the Kansas Jayhawks for 2018…..
Games that KU will win: are you kidding
Games that KU could win: Nicholls, Central Michigan, Rutgers
Games that KU will not win: every conference game
Final record at the end of the season: 1-11 and 0-9 in conference
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