Kansas Football has not quite lived up to some of the expectations we had at the beginning of the year.
Once again, this year so far has left the Kansas fan base in turmoil and emotional distress as everyone is either grasping on to any bit of hope they can find, or throwing in the towel altogether.
It’s frustrating as hell, but we as a fan base need to try and lower the negativity. Look, I get it. I really do. I’m just as fed up as everyone else. Changes need to be made. They should be better. The secondary is inexcusable. The execution leaves a lot to be desired. If the offensive line has a false start one more time, so help me. However, it does no good to keep complaining and trashing the program at every chance.
In 2015 we lost to an “unranked” West Virginia (6-4 at the time) at home by a score of 49-0. It was 42-0 at halftime. This year they are much better, led by Will Grier who is one of the best QB’s in the country up to this point, and sitting just outside the Top 25. When we played, they were #26 in the rankings, is that really any different than #24? Anyway, back to my point.
This was a ball game for a while despite being down 28-3 early. If you look at the context of the game you’ll see that it was a one possession game with 7:30 left in the game. Two late turnovers that shouldn’t have been turnovers gave WVU a chance to widen the margin. We have not scored less than 27 points this season, while we struggled to break into the 20’s multiple times last season.
We are so much better, it just hasn’t showed up in the final results. This is still a very young team with an average of two years left to develop. These are boys playing men every week, and they’re going to be outmatched. Saying we’re worse than we were before is absolutely ludacris. It’s simply not true.
David Beaty is in the process of taking a Division 2 quality football team (thanks to Charlie Weis) and turning them into a team capable of competing in the Big 12. Let’s not forget that guys.
I know it’s hard to keep with it, but if you really are a fan, then you have to try and find the small victories to keep your sanity. If you can’t do that or just don’t want to, then your solution is simple. Don’t watch them.
I’ve sat through the same losing seasons as everyone else. It’s about the perspective, and I beg you all, just try to find the positives amongst the negatives. They’re there, you simply have to look beyond the final score to find them.