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Again, POOR KANSAS – Big 12 Conference football preview




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


Feature photo credit:   Brian Davidson/Getty Images












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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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