The University of Kansas Jayhawks do not like losing. This men’s football team has a long and proud history of “gridiron success.” However, that has not been the case in recent seasons.
Last year, in 2014, the Jayhawks, under the leadership of third year Head Coach Charlie Weis, stumbled to a poor Won-Loss record of 3-9. The squad, which is a member of the rugged Big 12 Conference, won just one of nine games against Big 12 competition.
Things went so badly that Coach Weis resigned his position after the fourth game of the season. The university’s athletic director then appointed Clint Bowen, a man who had been an assistant coach, as the team’s new Interim Head Coach. As the record above indicates, the new coach did no better than his former boss.
And yet, Coach Bowen believed that his football team would show improvement in the 2015 Season. It might have been little more than wishful thinking, based on the squad’s performance in the first couple of games.
The Jayhawks opened the new football year at home on September 5th with a loss to visiting South Dakota State University. It was a close contest, but the visiting team ended up on top by a score of 41-38.
The very next week, on September 12th, the Jayhawks remained at home to compete against the University of Memphis. The home team was soundly defeated by a score of 55-23.
A close look at the team’s remaining games, both at home and on the road, shows that the University of Kansas may find wins difficult to come by because there are few, if any, “soft touches.”
Nevertheless, the games are on the schedule and the Jayhawks have to show up and play them. The remaining home games will pit the Midwestern squad against the fifth-ranked Baylor Bears on October 10th, Texas Tech University on October 17th, the fifteenth-ranked Sooners of the University of Oklahoma on October 17th, the University of West Virginia on November 21st and Kansas State University on November 28th.
Road games offer little relief for this struggling team, as well. The Jayhawks will visit and play the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University this Saturday, September 26th, Iowa State University on October 3rd, the Oklahoma State Cowboys, ranked twenty-fourth nationally, on October 24th, the University of Texas on November 7th and third-ranked Texas Christian University (TCU) on November 14th.
This is the kind of schedule that could make the 2015 football season just as depressing as the one that preceded it. It is clear that so many tough games can result in lopsided losses and a short career as Head Coach for Clint Bowen.
Courtesy of Rockchalktalk.com