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Living In The Shadow: An NCAA 13 Dynasty

Discussion in 'NCAA Football' started by Kasper, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Living In The Shadow: An NCAA 13 Dynasty

    Lawrence, KS (AP) - Charlie Weis' first try at being a college head coach ended in disaster, the longtime NFL assistant was unable to live up to the lofty expectations at Notre Dame. Weis, 57, will receive a second opportunity at a head coaching gig following an announcement made Saturday on the Kansas campus.

    Weis inherits a program just a few years removed from an Orange Bowl win, but also one that has since struggled under Turner Gill (5-19 in two seasons). Weis is coming off his first year as offensive coordinator at Florida; though his most extensive experience in the college ranks dates back to his 35-27 record at Notre Dame.

    Athletic director Sheahon Zenger is hoping Weis' high profile can generate some buzz within the UK football program, which admittedly lives in the shadow of it's powerhouse basketball program.

    Interestingly enough, Dayne Crist is set to transfer from South Bend to Lawrence, and is eligible to play right away. Weis recruited Crist to Notre Dame back in 2008- Crist was the 3rd best QB in the 2007 class and ranked 25th overall nationally. Also of note, former BYU QB Jake Heaps is transferring to Lawrence as well. Heaps was previously rated as the top QB in the 2009 class. While Crist can play right away, Heaps must sit a year (which clearly benefits the Jayhawks if Crist can perform).

    Other coaching changes for the Jayhawks are DB coach Clint Bowen (North Texas DC), DC Tyler Kasperson (South Dakota State HC), TE coach Jeff Blasko (Florida GA), WR coach and recruiter Rob Ianello (Akron HC), LB coach DeMontie Cross (Wisconsin DB's), QB coach Ron Powlus (Akron QB's), OL coach Tim Grunhard (Bishop Miege HS HC (Roeland Park, KS)), and strength and conditioning coach Scott Holsopple (Florida S&C).

    House Rules:
    1. Heisman recruiting and playing difficulty.
    2. +1 Scholarship method (Seniors + Empty Roster Space + 1).
    3. Recruiting targeting local kids as best I can.
    5. Only players I can add to the recruiting board after preseason are 3 stars and below.
    ----Should prevent me from getting guys I "shouldn't".
    6. All games will be simmed- four at a time.
    7. I'm using these updated rosters.
    8. No manual redshirting. If a guy doesn't play all season, NCAA will save me his year of eligibility automatically like it does.

    Credit to I Peench for the inspiration -- you can check out his Madden CCM with the Oakland Raiders here.
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  2. I Peench

    I Peench Caught in the hustle

    Jul 1, 2010
    Can't wait for this
  3. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    likely a season preview and first four games tonight!
  4. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Contract Details: 2 Years
    Goal + Fail | Pass Impact
    9+ Interceptions in each season >>>>>>
    Less than 360 points allowed in each season <<< | >>>>>>
    1+ defensive TD in each season <<<<<< | >>>>>>
    Under 3200 pass yards allowed in each season >>>>>
    22+ sacks in each season <<<<<< | >>>
    3+ interceptions in one season <<< | >>
    3+ fumble recoveries in one season <<< | >>
    Win 4 games in one season <<< | >>

    Reflection: Fair goals I would say. The 3200 passing yards will be a tough goal in a pass happy Big 12, but I plan on leaning towards a good pass defense (coach settings wise) so hopefully that helps. Most of the rest of that should come naturally. A 10 INT season would be a great step for us to show ourselves as a legitimate threat to teams and their aerial assaults.
  5. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    2012 Jayhawks Season Preview & Outlook

    QB: RS SR Dayne Crist (76), JR TR Jake Heaps (76), RS FR Mike Cummings (66), RS SO Blake Jablonski (65)

    HB: JR James Sims (85), SO Tony Pierson (81), JR Taylor Cox (78), SO Marquis Jackson (67), RS SO Brandon Bourbon (66), FR Tevin Shaw (60)

    FB: JR Nick Sizemore (74)

    WR: RS SR Kale Pick (84), SR DJ Beshears (72), RS SR Daymond Patterson (72), FR Andrew Turzilli (72), RS SO TR Justin McCay (69), RS JR Christian Matthews (67), FR Tre Parmele (65), RS JR Josh Ford (65)

    TE: RS SR Mike Ragone (74), SO Jimmay Mundine (72), RS SO Trent Smiley (64)

    LT: RS SR Tanner Hawkinson (89), RS SO Pat Lewandowski (72), FR Sean Connolly (61)

    LG: RS SR Duane Zlatnik (78), RS FR Damon Martin (65), FR Brian Beckmann (63)

    C: RS SR Trevor Marrongeli (79), RS FR Dylan Admire (66)

    RG: RS JR Aslam Sterling (73), RS JR Randall Dent (70)

    RT: RS JR Gavin Howard (77), RS JR Riley Spencer (74), RS FR Bryan Peters (67)

    LE: RS JR John Williams (68), FR Ben Goodman (67)

    RE: SR Toben Opurum (76), SO Michael Reynolds (68), RS JR Josh Richardson (67), FR Neal Page (63)

    DT: JR Keon Stowers (73), JR Keba Agostinho (72), JR Jordan Tavai (71), RS JR Shane Smith (68), RS JR Kevin Young (58)

    LOLB: SR Tunde Bakare (76), RS FR Jake Love (70)

    MLB: RS JR Darius Willis (83), SR Anthony McDonald (76), RS JR Huldon Tharp (73)

    ROLB: SO Ben Heeney (76), RS JR Prinz Kande (72), FR Schyler Miles (65)

    CB: RS JR Tyler Patmon (80), RS SR Greg Brown (80), RS SR Corrigan Powell (69), JR Nasir Moore (66), FR Greg Allen (61)

    FS: RS SR Lubbock Smith (81), RS SO Ray Mitchell (70), SO Victor Simmons (68), RS SO Brian Maura (67)

    SS: RS SR Bradley McDougald (89), RS JR Dexter Linton (67), RS FR Alex Matlock (61)

    K: RS SO Nick Prolago (74)

    P: JR Ron Doherty (79)

    QB Crist, Cummings, Jablonski

    HB Sims, Pierson, Cox, Bourbon

    FB Sizemore

    WR Pick, Turzilli, Patterson, Beshears, McCay, Matthews

    TE Mundine, Ragone, Smiley

    LT Hawkinson, Lewandowski, Peters

    LG Zlatnik, Martin, Beckmann

    C Marrongeli, Admire, Sterling

    RG Sterling, Dent, Zlatnik

    RT Howard, Spencer, Peters

    LE Williams, Goodman, Tavai

    RE Opurum, Reynolds, Richardson

    DT Tavai, Agostinho, Stowers, Smith, Young

    LOLB Bakare, Love, Miles

    MLB Willis, McDonald, Tharp, Love

    ROLB Heeney, Miles, Love

    CB Brown, Patmon, Powell, Linton, Allen

    FS Smith, Mitchell, Simmons

    SS McDougald, Linton, Matlock

    K Prolago

    P Doherty

    KR Beshears, Cox, Pick

    Week 1 vs University of South Dakota (FCS)
    Week 2 vs Rice
    Week 3 vs TCU
    Week 4 @ #22 Northern Illinois
    Week 5 BYE
    Week 6 @ #12 Kansas State
    Week 7 vs Oklahoma State
    Week 8 @ #15 Oklahoma
    Week 9 vs #19 Texas
    Week 10 @ Baylor
    Week 11 @ Texas Tech
    Week 12 vs Iowa State
    Week 13 BYE
    Week 14 @ West Virginia

    Strength of Schedule: A-

    Five Questions for Kansas

    1. What will the Notre Dame transfer bring to the table?

    Everybody and their dog knows about the Dayne Crist to Kansas transfer- following his old coach Charlie Weis to good ol Lawrence Kansas. Crist has the physical tools to produce, but how quick can he gel with his new team mates?

    2. How quickly can Charlie Weis change the culture?

    Kansas has been on a nosedive lately, with only two wins last season (against Northern Illinois 45-42 and McNeese State 42-24). Can Weis bring a swagger back to the KU football team, or is this group tainted with a losing attitude?

    3. Bowl game?

    The talent is there to head to a bowl game, but KU hasn't seen one of those the last few years under Turner Gill. Can they make it back to the Orange Bowl under Weis?

    4. Can the Jayhawks take back the rivalry with K State?

    The rival Wildcats are certainly on the upswing as of late- Collin Klein is like a cooler non virgin version of Tim Tebow and Bill Snyder has seen it all. Will the Jayhawks continue to get steam rolled (ala the 59-21 shellacking they took last year) or can they rally the troops and, at the least, make it competitive?

    5. Cellar Dweller or Cinderella?

    A bowl game would be considered Cinderella, but will the Jayhawks find themselves jumping for joy at years end, or sitting at the bottom of the Big 12 (again).
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  6. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Note-- added rule #8.
  7. I Peench

    I Peench Caught in the hustle

    Jul 1, 2010
    Looking forward to see how Christ does Kasper. Hopefully better than he did IRL
  8. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Preseason Around the NCAA

    1. Alabama
    2. Oregon
    3. Ohio State
    4. Notre Dame
    5. Texas A&M
    6. Georgia
    7. Stanford
    8. South Carolina
    9. Florida
    10. Florida State
    11. Clemson
    12. Kansas State
    13. Louisville
    14. LSU
    15. Oklahoma
    16. Utah State
    17. Northwestern
    18. Boise State
    19. Texas
    20. Oregon State
    21. San Jose State
    22. Northern Illinois
    23. Vanderbilt
    24. Michigan
    25. Nebraska
    65. Kansas

    1. Kansas State
    2. Oklahoma
    3. Texas
    4. Oklahoma State
    5. Baylor
    6. TCU
    7. West Virginia
    8. Texas Tech
    9. Iowa State
    10. Kansas

    No preseason All Americans for Kansas.

    No preseason All Big 12 selections for Kansas.

    Heisman Watch
    Matt Barkley - QB USC
    Montee Ball - HB Wisconsin
    Eric Reid - FS LSU
    Denard Robinson - QB Michigan
    Landry Jones - QB Oklahoma
  9. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Agreed, its nice that this redone roster set has his post season rating. Maybe he can over achieve given that mid 70's overall.
  10. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Season 1 Week 1-5 Review

    Week 1 vs University of South Dakota, W 52-14

    As expected, Kansas gets their warm up game complete in this one. USD had 276 yards of offense, and lost two fumbles on the day. Dayne Crist was an efficient 14-21 for 220 yards, 2 TD's, and 0 INTs. Tony Pierson and James Sims combined for 216 yards rushing and 4 TDs (all 4 by Pierson). Kale Pick added a 129 yards on 7 catches, plus a TD. TE Mundine caught the other Crist TD. No surprise here, we should have rolled.

    Week 2 vs Rice, L 31-28

    Back and forth game that we ended up losing as the Owls threw a TD with a minute and a half left. No answer from the offense equals an L. Crist threw an early 85 yard pick six that didn't help, and finished with 3 total INTs on the day. Another promising rushing effort from Tony Pierson, as he has gone over 100 in the first two games of the year, and already has 7 TDs after the 3 today (watch out Montee Ball?). If Crist AND the defense don't shape up, this is going to be a very long and taxing season on the Kansas fanbase.

    Week 3 vs TCU, L 16-35

    We led 6-0 after the first quarter (and apparently missed the XP), but two TDs in the second quarter from TCU and they never looked back after half. The Frogs rallied and hung 14 points on us in the last 3 minutes of the game, so we were there throughout most of this one. The defense got trampled to the tune of 283 yards by TCU and 5 scores. Crist tossed another pick, but this game is definitely on the defense. Look for changes to made in the next coming weeks.

    Week 4 @ Northern Illinois, L 14-35

    NIU led this one 28-0 at half, and continued to whoop our tails up and down the field throughout the second half. The Huskies racked up 195 on the ground, and star QB Jordan Lynch had a field day going 14-21 for 246 yards and 3 TDs in the air, plus 31 yards on the ground. Crist thew 2 picks in this one, bringing his total this year to (already) 6 INTs in four games. Whispers out of base camp are hinting at a QB change already, but is it too soon to pull the plug on the Crist & Weis reunion?

    Week 5 Bye

    Record: 1-5

    Note: TCU, Rice, and NIU are 9-2 to start the year combined.

    Recruiting news:
    #9 SS and in state product Kyle Treangen (75) 6'5, 200 signs with Jayhawks.
    #38 DE Obadiah Mitchell (67) 6'6, 240 signs with Jayhawks.
    Kansas is in the hunt for the #15 QB Marcus Hughes out of Hays, Kansas. South Carolina is the other chicken in this fight.
    Coaches think they have found a couple gems at CB- more detailed information will come if they sign.
    Treangen is a huge get for the Jayhawks- flexing some in state recruiting muscle they have been lacking in year's past.
    2/21 scholarships used.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  11. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Coach Weis: "Dayne is our guy"

    Coach Weis made it clear Monday to reporters that Dayne Crist is still the starting QB following a rough start to the year.

    Lawrence, KS (AP) - Rumors of a quarterback change have been swirling around the struggling Jayhawks football team, as QB Dayne Crist has started off with 6 interceptions in just 4 games. His QB rating is a solid 92.4, but many of those critical of the struggles point to his lack of ball security as a glaring concern. Head Coach Charlie Weis, who recruited Crist to Notre Dame as you may remember and subsequently convinced Crist to join him at Kansas, was quick to defend the senior quarterback.

    "Dayne is doing a fine job for us," noted Weis. "We need to do a better job as a coaching staff to put our guys in position to make plays and be successful. We haven't done that so far this season, and there will be changes made to get things switched into the right direction. This is not an acceptable trend for this football team- to be losing games like this."

    Multiple changes in the starting lineup have been leaked to insiders. Those changes consist of: Sophomore HB Tony Pierson (296 yards, 7 TDs) moving ahead of James Sims (295 yards, 0 TDs) as the #1 HB, Senior DE Toben Opurum (8 Tkls, 8 TFL, 2 Sacks) moving to LE which moves Sophomore Michael Reynolds (4 Tkls, 2 TFL, Sack) into the vacant RE spot, junior DT Keon Stowers taking junior Jordan Tavai's spot in the starting lineup, junior Huldon Tharp moving to the #2 MLB spot surpassing senior Anthony McDonald, and senior WR Kale Pick taking over return duties in hopes of creating a spark.
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  12. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Season 1 Week 6-10 Review

    Week 6 @ Kansas State, L 31-0

    Not a lot went right in this one. Kansas State ran up 367 yards on the ground and 3 scores to just straight manhandle us in the rivalry game. We even made adjustments this week to gear our defense against the run, but it is becoming apparent we clearly just lack the horses to run with some of these teams right now. Offensively, another 2 picks by Crist put us even further behind the eight ball, though he did lead the team in rushing with 56 yards on 16 attempts. It looks like we threw it a lot this game, as the two RB's combined for just 12 carries- interesting choice by head coach Charlie Weis. After the game, it became apparent Weis wanted to see if Crist could step up, as RS FR Mike Cummings was told he would take the reins in the next game. We shall see how that plays out.

    Week 7 vs Oklahoma State, L 33-7

    No rest in the Big XII, as we traveled back home from Manhattan to take on the Cowboys of Okie State- again coming up noticeably short in many facets of the game. OKST led this one 20-0 at halftime, meanwhile it took until 7 minutes left in the fourth quarter for Kansas to get on the board tanks to a 28 yard toss from Cummings to freshman Andrew Turzilli. 4 Picks by Cummings in his first start wasn't the greatest thing to see, but the late TD can maybe be a glint of hope that the young QB can continue to make some strides. Sophomore RB Tony Pierson piped up with a 97 yard game on 22 carries, and James Sims added 50 on 11 touches... maybe these two can be the consistent force on offense this team desperately needs?

    Week 8 @ Oklahoma, L 24-21

    What did I say about games not getting any easier? Oh yes, after facing the ranked Cowboys we got to travel to Norman, Oklahoma to take on a star filled (albeit struggling) OU squad. This was an absolute dandy of a game, as OU took a 21-7 lead into halftime. Midway through the third quarter, Kansas free safety Lubbock Smith would snatch a Landry Jones pass and dash to the endzone for a 96 yard score to make it 21-14. The two sides would continue to exchange punches, but with neither defense breaking and surrendering points. Finally, with 3:45 left in the fourth quarter Mike Cummings would find Kale Pick for a 26 yard strike to tie things all up. Kansas' defense would hold on the next series, but the offense would sputter just as the OU unit had and the Sooners were back in business with about 2:00 to go. A sharp drive led by some great Jones passes and a couple minutes later, Oklahoma kicker Hunnicutt would boot in a 28 yard field goal to take a 24-21 lead that would prove to be the final tally. A great effort from the KU men, but again they fell just short.

    Week 9 vs Texas, L 30-17

    Kansas led this one in Lawrence after the first quarter 7-3, thanks to a 20 yard TD pass from Cummings to tight end Jimmay Mundine. The Longhorns would answer before halftime, scoring 10 in the second quarter including a 3 yard rush by David Ash to cap a solid drive and make it a 13-7 Texas lead at the break. Kansas would make it 13-10 midway through the third, but again Texas would answer thanks to a fantastic 61 yard catch and run by Mike Davis. The Jayhawks took the field, and would ultimately answer with a drive capped by a 3 yard James Sims run. Unfortunately, Texas would close out the game with a 10 spot in the final quarter to make the final score 30-17-- another great effort against a loaded team from Kansas.

    Week 10 @ Baylor, L 16-10

    The Kansas offense was fairly stagnant in this game, as they only had 3 points to show after three quarters of play. Baylor took a 16-3 lead into the final frame, thanks to 3 Jones field goals and a TD connection between QB Nick Florence and Terrance Williams. However, a fourth quarter rally started to appear as Kale Pick hauled in a 10 yard TD from Cummings just seconds into the 4th. To many a Jayhawk's dismay, KU couldn't muster any more offense and ultimately bowed out to the 16-10 final score. It is clear, however, that this team is improving.

    Current record: 1-8 (not sure whose seat is hotter, mine or Weis')

    Around the NCAA

    1. South Carolina (37) 9-0
    2. Florida State (22) 9-0
    3. Louisville (1) 9-0
    4. Georgia Tech (1) 9-0
    5. Notre Dame 8-1
    6. Ohio State 8-1
    7. Kansas State 8-1
    8. Florida 7-2
    9. Texas A&M 7-2
    10. Michigan 7-2
    11. Northern Illinois 9-1
    12. Alabama 7-2
    13. USC 8-1
    14. Mississippi State 7-2
    15. Nebraska 7-2
    16. Texas Tech 7-2
    17. Stanford 6-3
    18. Wisconsin 7-2
    19. Oklahoma State 6-2
    20. Georgia 6-3
    21. Arkansas State 7-2
    22. West Virginia 6-2
    23. Syracuse 7-2
    24. Boise State 7-2
    25. Utah 7-2
    Heisman Watch
    Jordan Lynch QB, NIU
    EJ Manual QB, FSU
    Braxton Miller QB, Ohio State
    Marcus Lattimore RB, South Carolina
    Cierre Wood RB, Notre Dame

    Big XII Standings
    1. Texas Tech 7-2 (5-1)
    2. Kansas State 8-1 (5-1)
    3. West Virginia 6-2 (4-1)
    4. OK State 6-2 (3-2)
    5. Texas 4-5 (3-3)
    6. Baylor 5-3 (2-3)
    7. Oklahoma 4-4 (2-3)
    8. TCU 4-5 (2-4)
    9. Iowa State 3-6 (2-4)
    10. Kansas 1-8 (0-6)

    Recruiting News:
    #15 QB Marcus Hughes out of Hays, Kansas reportedly loved his visit to Lawrence. Word out of South Carolina is he had a bad experience on his USC visit (unknown what happened) but the Gamecocks no longer have an offer out to Hughes. It is all but guaranteed at this point the star quarterback ends up playing for his home state Jayhawks. Hughes could be exactly the program changing talent Kansas needs.
    #91 defensive end and Iola, KS star Austin Cantrell has given his verbal commitment to the Jayhawks. Cantrell visits Lawrence week 12 for the Iowa State game- many expect him to officially commit following the visit.
    #60 corner back Vernon Neal of Durant, OK has also verbally committed to Kansas. Neal reportedly enjoyed his visit for the OK State game and has cited the proximity to home as a big factor in his decision.
    The following recruits are set to schedule week 12 vs Iowa State: #38 CB Fred Mathis, Austin Cantrell, #70 athlete and JUCO JR Matt Lloyd, #19 MLB Zach Jones, #51 C Chase West, and #147 WR Jon Gibson.

    ------Note to all, please post if you are reading :D .. it adds a little more motivation!
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  13. I Peench

    I Peench Caught in the hustle

    Jul 1, 2010
    Rough year, but I know you love a challenge. Any of these recruits going to make an instant impact? I'd love to see something highlighting 2-3 offseason position battles. Kasper
  14. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Off the record: holy G willickers I am excited about this class.

    On the record: The coaching staff is confident this recruiting class can be a big factor in turning the tide in Lawrence.
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  15. Will Atkinson

    Will Atkinson Walk On

    Jan 22, 2012
    A+ effort on this (y)
  16. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Season 1 Week 11-CCG Review

    Week 11 @ Texas Tech, L 27-20

    Disaster strikes in Lubbock as Kansas blew a 20-6 lead in the fourth quarter- surrendering 21 unanswered to the Red Raiders. TTU QB Seth Doege was absolutely on fire, throwing 3 TDs in the final quarter to lead his team back for the home victory and keeping their conference championship hopes alive. Even with a gameplan focused to stop the pass, Kansas gave up 322 passing yards along with a 57% completion percentage. Mike Cummings had a serviceable game, and possibly his best yet, as he went 10-21 for 95 yards and a TD along with 38 yards and a score on the ground. James Sims answered the call well today as well, racking up 128 yards on 28 carries as starter Tony Pierson battled a nagging ankle injury all game (though he should be good to go next week). A truly disappointing loss, but again- "you can see the team improving," noted Coach Weis.

    Week 12 vs Iowa State, L 19-0

    Kansas fell flat on their faces today by getting shutout at home. To pour salt on the wound, multiple Kansas recruits were in attendance. Two frustrating interceptions by Mike Cummings limited Kansas in this one, and the RS FR finished a civilian 5-24 for 52 yards. Overall, not a ton of good to take away from this one. However, two bits of silver lining are: 1) Tony Pierson bounced back with a 92 yard game and 2) Recruits reportedly loved everything besides the game during their visit. CB Vernon Neal, DE Austin Cantrell, and QB Marcus Hughes all gave commitments after the game to Kansas. Neal and Cantrell are solid grabs, but Hughes is a massive addition that will contend for playing time as soon as he steps foot on campus.

    Week 13 BYE

    Week 14 @ West Virginia, W 28-21 OT

    Kansas beat who? A Geno Smith-less West Virginia entered this one ranked #22 in the country, but the Jayhawks had nothing to lose in their final game of a disappointing season. Throughout the game, college football fans everywhere could see this Kansas team playing loose and just plain having fun with the game. Kansas got out early in this one with a 3-0 lead, but by halftime it looked like the same old same old for KU as they trailed 21-3. "Our seniors really stepped up at halftime," Charlie Weis told reporters. "They really got everyone fired up and ready to go out and have some fun with this game. It was a great way to see these guys finish their careers and I have been very fortunate to work with this group of men." The second half was quite until mid way through the third, when Tony Pierson capped of a great drive with a 5 yard dash for six points. Nick Prolago would add a field goal with 2 minutes left in the third to make it 13-21 WVU. Both teams exchanged blows in the fourth, with the only score coming off another Pierson TD run, this one from 3 yards out. James Sims converted the two point conversion to make it 21 all. Neither team was able to score late in the game, and off to OT we went. Kansas got the ball first, and Cummings hit Kale Pick for a 20 yard gain on the first play. Two runs by Tony Pierson later, and the Jayhawks were up 28-21. WVU would fail a fourth down attempt while trying to answer, and Kansas ends the season with a thrilling 28-21 upset win on the road.

    CCG Week BYE

    Final record: 2-10

    Recruiting News:
    Kansas Recruiting Class heading into the offseason:
    #38 DE Obadiah Mitchell
    #9 SS Kyle Treangen
    #91 DE Austin Cantrell
    #15 QB Marcus Hughes
    #60 CB Vernon Neal
    #70 ATH Matt Lloyd (JUCO JR)
    #18 K Drew Crawford
    #34 CB Jarvis Cunningham
    #19 MLB Zach Jones (Verbal)

    *Note: Recruiting info will be much more in depth following offseason recruiting- heights, weights, hometown, overalls and such.

    1. Texas Tech 10-2 (8-1)
    2. Kansas State 11-1 (8-1)
    3. Oklahoma 8-4 (6-3)
    4. Texas 6-6 (5-4)
    5. OK State 7-5 (4-5)
    6. Iowa State 5-7 (4-5)
    7. West Virginia 6-6 (4-5)
    8. Baylor 6-6 (3-6)
    9. TCU 4-8 (2-7)
    10. Kansas 2-10 (1-8)
  17. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Season 1 End Of Year Wrapup

    ACC Georgia Tech
    Big Ten Michigan
    Big East Syracuse
    Big XII Texas Tech
    Pac 12 Oregon
    SEC Alabama
    C-USA Tulsa
    MAC Ohio
    MWC Air Force
    Sun Belt Arkansas State
    WAC Louisiana Tech

    Rose Bowl - Notre Dame 16 vs Oregon 20
    Sugar Bowl - Kansas State 32 vs South Carolina 35
    Orange Bowl - Georgia Tech 35 vs Syracuse 28
    Fiesta Bowl - Texas Tech 30 vs Florida State 42
    BCS NCG - Alabama 17 vs Michigan 14

    1. Alabama (61)
    2. South Carolina
    3. Florida State
    4. Michigan
    5. Kansas State
    6. Notre Dame
    7. Georgia
    8. Georgia Tech
    9. Ohio State
    10. Arkansas State

    Heisman - Marcus Lattimore RB, SCar (276 for 1743, 22 TD, 18 rec 254, TD)
    Maxwell - EJ Manuel QB, FSU (2748 yards, 642 rushing, 44 TDs)
    Walter Camp - EJ Manuel
    Bednarik - Akeem Auguste CB, SCar (9 INT, FF, 2 Def TDs, 22 tackles, 8 TFL)
    Nagurski - Tyrone Clark OLB, NIU (28 tackles, 21 TFL, 5.5 Sacks, 5 INT, 1 Def TD, 5 PD, 2 FF, 2 FR)
    O'Brien - EJ Manuel
    Walker - Marcus Lattimore
    Biletnikoff - Tavon Auston WR, WVU (79 rec, 1564 yards, 21 TD)
    Mackey - Jace Amaro TE, TTU (58 rec, 1017, 8 TD)
    Outland - Chance Warmack G, Bama
    Rimington - Barrett Jones C, Bama
    Lombardi - Lorenzo Mauldin RE, Louisville (28 tackles, 15 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 2 PD, 4 FR)
    Best LB - Tyrone Clark
    Thorpe - Akeem Auguste
    Groza - Dan Conroy K, MSU (25-30, Long of 56, 22-24 XP)
    Guy - Kyle Negrete P, USC (55 punts, 32.3 yd net, Long 72, 21 inside 20)
    Best Ret - Logan Ryan, Rutgers (628 KR yards, TD, 388 PR yards, TD)

    Passing - *Mike Cummings: 69-166, 851 yards, 5 TD, 11 INT
    Rushing - *Tony Pierson: 189 for 875 and 11 TD | *James Sims 149 for 726 and 1 TD
    Receiving - Kale Pick: 38 for 526 and 3 TD | *Jimmay Mundine 36 for 487 and 3 TD
    Tackles - Tunde Bakare: 89, 10 TFL | *Ben Heeney: 80, 13 TFL
    Sacks - Toben Opurum: 5, 17 TFL | *John Williams: 4.5, 13 TFL
    Interceptions - Lubbock Smith: 6 (only one with more than one)
    * Notes underclassmen

    0 Jayhawks on All Big XII 1st or 2nd Team, as well as any All American list.
  18. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Revisiting this quickly, I passed the following goals and failed 0 this year:

    3+ interceptions in one season <<< | >>
    3+ fumble recoveries in one season <<< | >>
  19. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Offseason Notes

    Notable Coaching Changes:
    South Carolina HC - Steve Spurrier out (retired), MSU Head Coach Mark Dantonio hired.
    Nevada HC - Chris Ault out (retired), New Mexico HC Bob Davie hired.
    Michigan State HC - Mark Dantonio took SCar job, Louisiana Tech HC Sonny Dykes hired.
    Tennessee HC - Derek Dooley fired, Temple HC Steve Addazio hired.
    Cal HC - Jeff Tedford had his contract expire, Western Kentucky HC Willie Taggart hired.

    Notable job I was offered but declined are:
    Oregon State head coach.
    Temple head coach.
    Penn State defensive coordinator.
    Ole Miss defensive coordinator.
    NC State defensive coordinator.

    FR WR Tre' Parmalee to Air Force (Playing Time)
    FR LT Sean Connolly to Kent State (Playing Time --- awesome name almost by the way)
    FR ROLB Schyler Miles to Florida International (Playing Time)
    No incoming transfers.
    No Jayhawks drafted.
  20. I Peench

    I Peench Caught in the hustle

    Jul 1, 2010
    Bob fuckin Davie
  21. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Season 1 Kansas Recruiting Roundup

    Kansas got themselves a heck of a class this year, ranking at the #19 spot according to ESPN's top 25 recruiting classes. Led by a boatload of three stars plus 4 star in state standout QB Marcus Hughes, this class has potential to truly change the culture in Lawrence and get this program back on the radar (and not for just basketball). Without further ado, I present the 2012-13 Kansas Jayhawks Recruiting Roundup!

    Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6
    Marcus Hughes QB (#15) 6'2 / 227 Hays, KS 78 89 THP, 81 THA
    Vernon Neal CB (#60) 5'11 / 180 Durant, OK 77 83 MCV, 87 ZCV, 96 SPD
    Drew Crawford K (#18) 5'11 / 207 Larned, KS 77 77 KP, 77 KA
    Matt Lloyd JUCO ATH (#70) 6'5 / 227 Moorhead, MN 75 91 SPD, 82 RR, 94 JMP
    Kyle Treangen SS (#9) 6'5 / 200 Junction City, KS 75 77 ZCV, 87 SPD, 82 TKL
    Jarvis Cunningham CB (#34) 6'0 / 173 Spencer, OK 74 83 MCV, 80 ZCV, 90 PRESS
    Quinton Singletary ATH (#56) 6'3 / 212 Brooklyn Park, MN 72 92 SPD, 81 SPC, 82 RR
    Damien Thomas JUCO WR (#248) 6'3 / 199 Lee's Summit, MO 70 95 SPD, 86 RR, 75 CIT
    Jon Gibson WR (#147) 6'1 / 210 Davenport, IA 69 68 CTH, 92 SPD, 89 ACC
    Fred Mathis CB (#38) 6'1 / 192 Shawnee, OK 69 81 ZCV, 73 MCV, 76 PLREC
    Zach Jones MLB (#19) 5'11 / 219 Magee, MS 68 79 BSH, 71 PLREC, 89 ACC
    Tim Lewis T (#57) 6'2 / 305 Fayetteville, AR 67 75 PBK, 77 RBK
    Matt Ray JUCO HB (#133) 5'11 / 199 Niles, IL 67 86 SPD, 81 AG, 75 JUKE
    Obadiah Mitchell DE (#38) 6'6 / 240 The Pinery, CO 67 75 PMV, 71 BSH, 84 ACC
    Frank Smith OLB (#46) 6'2 / 217 El Dorado, KS 66 70 PREC, 79 BSH, 82 SPD
    Austin Cantrell DE (#91) 6'3 / 237 Iola, KS 65 77 PMV, 77 FMV, 72 BSH
    Marcus Shaffer OLB (#115) 6'3 / 235 Aurora, NE 64 73 BSH, 71 PLREC
    Damon Espinosa T (#63) 6'1 / 280 Eagan, MN 64 75 RBK, 70 PBK
    Marcus Bain FB (#52) 6'1 / 222 Spanish Lake, MO 60 74 PBK, 64 RBK

    Coach Weis at the press conference Saturday.

    "We are really excited about this group," began Coach Weis. "We were able to come out and be very successful our first year on the recruiting trail, and I commend my assistant coaches for the assistance- especially Rob Ianello and Tyler Kasperson. Those two worked very hard to get this group of players together in hopes they can make an impact on not only this team, but this program and school at large. I look forward to working with each of these kids everyday for the next four years."

    When asked about whether or not Coach Weis' presence made an impact on the recruiting trail, defensive coordinator Tyler Kasperson simply responded "without a doubt."

    "Kids know who Charlie is- you don't need to explain schemes, coaching experience, any of that-- they know what they are getting," added Kasperson.

    Will Hughes be the future of Kansas? How successful can the hidden gem Vernon Neal be early? Where will guys like Matt Lloyd and Quinton Singletary end up? Can someone out of this group step up early at WR?

    These are all first glance questions at this crop of Jayhawks, but the talent is certainly there to make an impact on the program. Time will tell what happens.

    EDITORS NOTE: Matt Lloyd is said to be playing WR, while Singletary will be competing for the starting FS spot.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013
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  22. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Especially with guys like Sonny Dykes among others being out there... I was really surprised with that one.
  23. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Using this for my conference realignment FYI.
  24. kdpnutter

    kdpnutter Walk On

    Aug 31, 2010
    Tough road ahead for Kansas, but you did get a great class together, now just gotta see if it translates on the field
  25. Kasper

    Kasper The Ghost Himself

    Apr 12, 2010
    Agreed- I really wanted to get some future standouts in the secondary to prep for this pas happy Big XII!

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