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Episode 61 – KU Basketball Preview

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The fellas are back and are stoked to talk a little KU basketball. If you’re into that kind of thing, this podcast is for you. Topics: New faces, Lineups, Rotation, Bold Predictions, Schedule Review, Frankamp, Jayhawk Talk Preseason Awards, Power Rankings, Big 12 Preview Preview, and much more. The much more includes a few stories about interactions with Bob Chipman (Washburn), The Mayor up in Ames, Sung Woo, and Flat Tires.

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Photo Credit: KU Sports, ESPN

KU Football October Preview

Posted on: October 3rd, 2014 by jayhawktalk No Comments

Editor’s Note: This post comes from our good buddy and JHT Contributor, @TheLachmanTest. Give him a follow on Twitter.

Let’s start with a recap.

The team limped through September with an anemic offense, a general lack of energy/urgency and ended with a 2-2 record.  After watching all 4 games in person, the overall lack of enthusiasm was probably what stuck out the most.  It was a top down effect. A head coach who impersonated a statue on game day led to a quiet team and bench, which in turn led to lethargic play and a DOA crowd.  The goose egg against a downtrodden Longhorns team was the last straw, and led to the Weis’ dismissal.

Clint Bowen, a dyed in the wool Jayhawk, has been elevated to interim head coach for the remainder of the season.  Throughout the course of the week, through various media interviews, he has exhibited a passion, enthusiasm, and understanding of KU football which we have not seen in a long time.

So he talks the talk, but can he walk the walk?

The schedule does him no favors with 3 of the next 4 games on the road, all against up-tempo, spread offense teams.  Wins are going to be hard to come by, but if he can get this team to compete on defense AND offense, limit mental mistakes, and play with a sense of urgency, I would say he has at least righted the ship.

Back in August, Charlie Weis asked us to give him September, and he would give us a reason to come in October and November.  Turns out his words were prophetic, but not in the way he intended.  If the status quo had remained in effect, the already poor fan support would have given way to complete apathy.  Now, under the command of one of its own, KU football will be worth keeping an eye on for the next two months.

On to the games.

10/4/14 @ West Virginia:  One of few highlights from last year was home win against the Mountaineers.  Dana Holgorsen is on record as saying the loss “makes me want to puke.”  Hey Dana, you sure it isn’t the 15 sugar free red bulls you drink every day? Anyway, the Mountaineers come in with a 2-2 record as well, but their 2 losses were to Alabama and Oklahoma.   Their offense seems better than last year, but the defense is giving up over 33 points a game (not counting Towson).  Why does KU have a chance?  One, because Bowen and the Jayhawks have nothing to lose and could have some tricks up their sleeve, and two, because Dana can easily pull a coach Klein trying to guess what KU is going to try to do on the field.

Chance of a KU win: 30%

10/11/14 vs Oklahoma State:  Two years ago, in Lawrence, after an extended rain delay the #freemichaelcummings hashtag was finally answered in the 3rd quarter.  What followed was a frenzied comeback from being down 20-0.  KU was a 4th down pass and a roughing the kicker penalty away from pulling off a miracle, losing 20-14.  This year, the pokes come back to Lawrence, with the same M.O. —  a high powered offense and an average defense.  Unbelievably this will be their first true road game of the year.  When can KU get a schedule like that?  Can a stout KU defense take advantage of first year junior starter Daxx “I have 2 Xs in my first name” Garman?  There is a small chance.

Chance of a KU win: 35%

10/18/14 at Texas Tech:  A few weeks ago, the defensive coordinator for Texas Tech was forced to resigned.  This was surprising because with the defense giving up 39 points a game, I did not think they had any defensive coaches.  This is your typical Tech team with the air raid offense and 11 dudes physically on the field on defense.  I smell a decent chance for an upset here.  Yes, I said it.

Chance of a KU win: 45%

11/1/14 at Baylor:  Remember when Baylor was everyone’s homecoming game?  Now that mantle has been passed on to KU, with the rapid ascent of Baylor football.  There is no way to sugar coat this one.  KU is playing at Baylor during their very first homecoming in their brand new stadium.  They are steamrolling teams with their juggernaut offense, something KU could only dream to keep up with.  A sliver of hope is that Baylor is looking ahead to their game versus Oklahoma the following week, and perhaps KU uses it’s bye week prior to the game to install an all trick play offense including the swinging gate, the fainting goat, the statue of liberty and the ugly kardashian. Adopting a no punting/only onside kicks strategy is also an option.  Fun side note: Seth Russell committed to KU, before switching to Baylor to be their back up QB. Sigh.

Chance of a KU win: 5%

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Episode 59 – Charlie, Duke, Central Michigan, and Rustin

Posted on: September 17th, 2014 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The guys get together to talk about the embarrassing loss to Duke, but focus more on the current state of the football program and where the heck KU is headed in the short and long term. There’s a candid discussion about Charlie, his contract, and whether he will be around much longer. They also talk about steps needed to get this thing going in the right direction. There’s some chatter about Central Michigan and they’re also joined by friend of the podcast, Rustin Dodd, of the Kansas City Star.

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Episode 43 – KU-ISU Recap, Interview with Fox Sports’ Reid Forgrave, Big 12 Race, Gonzalez Twins

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The guys get together to discuss KU’s victories over Iowa State and Kansas State. Fox Sports’ Senior College Basketball Writer, Reid Forgrave, also stops by for a discussion about KU and the state of college basketball. The guys also play a little “fill in the blank” and get into the Big 12 basketball title race. Come on in, grab a beer, and enjoy yourself some Jayhawk Talk Podcast.

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Episode 40 – PANIC BUTTON, Talking KU Fans off the Ledge, New Mexico Preview

Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The guys return and FREAK OUT ABOUT HOW TERRIBLE KU IS AT THE GAME OF BASKET BALL!!!! But the freak out is limited to 5 minutes. They eventually talk about what they really believe — that is, KU is going to be just fine. The rest of the podcast is spent talking KU fans off the ledge after two straight losses to Colorado and Florida. They also discuss five keys to improving the team in the short and long term, and close with a very important discussion about the Annexation of Puerto Rico.

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Episode 38 – Battle 4 Atlantis Preview, Towson and Iona, plus KU’s a preview of KU’s upcoming Bowl Game!

Posted on: November 26th, 2013 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The guys get together to preview the upcoming Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, including an interview of Jayhawk Talk Correspondent, @pay_heed, who will be attending the Battle. There is also some talk of Iona and Towson, with a heavy dose of Joel Embiid. The guys close with a rant about the KU football team, along with a preview of KU’s upcoming bowl game against K-State.

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Also, be sure to join us for the first ever Jayhawk Talk Watch Party on December 10th at Johnny’s Tavern in the Power & Light District. KU plays at Florida, which is probably the best non-con game left on the schedule. Should be a fun time with great food and drink specials and giveaways.

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Episode 29 – KU-Rice Recap, Weis Concerns, Cliff Alexander

Posted on: September 17th, 2013 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The guys get together to recap Andrew’s on-sight reporting of the Rice game. We also voice our grievances with Charlie Weis and ask whether he really is the guy to lead this program to the next level. We close with some basketball recruiting talk, including Cliff Alexander and JaQuan Lyle.

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Episode 28 – KU v USD, Rice Preview, Football Stuff

Posted on: September 10th, 2013 by jayhawktalk No Comments

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The guys get together to talk about the UNDEFEATED JAYHAWKS!!! We talk through some KU football news, reflect on fat guy touchdowns, recap the whole KU-SD game, and preview the Rice game. Come on in, grab a beer, and enjoy some time with the Jayhawk Talk Podcast.

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Take your KU tailgate from “awesome” to “super awesome”

Posted on: September 6th, 2013 by jayhawktalk No Comments

Photo: Lawrence.com

By @pay_heed, (contributor and Jayhawk Talk Cabana owner)

It is now September. We are only days from the beginning of football season. And with football season comes tailgating. You probably think your tailgate is awesome. You’re probably right because all tailgates are generally awesome. However, I’m here to help you try to make it even more awesome this season.

At the University of Kansas, we have to make the best of our unique tailgating situation. Finding your spot is the first key to a successful tailgating season. I’m a proponent of always tailgating in the same spot, so find that special place and make it your own. It’s good to have familiar surroundings on Game Day, and your buddies will always be able to find you. Also, if you have too many adult beverages, you always know where to stumble back to find your ride home.

Now that you have your spot on lock, let’s talk supplies. If you want to look like a boss (who am I kidding you want to look like a boss) get team-themed gear for your tailgate.

If you already have gear and it’s not team themed, no sweat; just get some of those Jayhawk stickers and put them on your cooler. The more Jayhawks, the better. People need to know.

Having a portable grill is crucial to the success of any tailgate. If you don’t own a portable grill, the end of summer is a good time to buy one as grills will be going on sale everywhere at the end of August/early September. Coleman and Weber each make portable propane grills for under $200. Both are perfect for your tailgating experience. I suggest propane over charcoal because you don’t want to wait 20 minutes for the coals to get hot. On the same note, ALWAYS have an extra propane bottle, because no one wants to eat raw food. However, if you’re a college student (or anyone) on a budget, charcoal grills are cheaper, so go with what suits you best.

Having a folding table is also a good idea. Give yourself some space to set up and lay all your food and gear out. Otherwise you’ll always be rooting around in the back of your car to find things.

Being prepared for weather conditions is also key. As the Jayhawk Talk tailgating crew found out last year against Oklahoma State on “Get wet with Weis” day, having a tent could be very beneficial (we didn’t).

This season we opted for a tent. No more raining on our parade. But if you’re tough and badass and don’t care about a little rain, you can do without.

Now that we have our spot and our gear, it’s time to talk food and beverage. In this regard, preparation is critical. I recommend procuring all your necessary items before the day of the game, especially if it’s an early kick off. Nothing says amateur hour like showing up late because you had to run to Hy-Vee. Planning ahead will also provide you the opportunity to do some prep work in the kitchen instead of a back yard. This is especially handy if you need to cut stuff up or need to do something ahead of time like brown meat so all you need to do is reheat it.

Here are some Dos and Don’ts for your tailgate food this season:

Do:

  • Sometimes have a theme for your tailgate like “Bloody Mary’s and Bacon.” What? Themes are cool!
  • Make something unconventional for your main course (We made pizzas last year and it was awesome).
  • Have extra food. Running out of stuff is lame. If you have too much, share. People will like you for it.
  • Have options, not everyone likes the same things.

Photo: Lawrence.com

Side note: Please do not have a theme for a tailgate like ‘Kegs and Eggs’ if you will not being having both kegs and eggs.

Don’ts

  • Make the same food every week.
  • Run out of beer.
  • Share with opposing fans. Tell those losers where to go (Hell).
  • Forget to turn off your grill. That’s how fires start.

Here are some ideas for less conventional tailgating fare:

  • Beermosas- Like a mimosa, just replace champagne with beer (trust me, it’s good).
  • Pancakes- definitely a solid 11am kickoff choice
  • Stuffed Peppers (I recommend browning the meat beforehand)
  • Skewers- nothing says America like meat on a stick
  • Tacos- again, prepping ahead of time so all you have to do is reheat the meat is your best bet
  • Meatballs –no explanation necessary
  • Anything that involves bacon

Obviously this list is not exhaustive, but it should get you well on your way to impressing your friends this season with your tailgating skills. Just don’t be the guy who only shows up with one tiny deal of macaroni salad. No one likes that guy.

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Jayhawk Talk Podcast – Alex Kline (Recruit Scoop) Interview, Football Preview Preview

Posted on: August 2nd, 2013 by jayhawktalk No Comments

The guys get back together to talk a little July recruiting period. Joining Kevin and Andrew is Alex Kline of The Recruit Scoop on Rivals. Great interview with a lot of good information about current and potentially future Jayhawks. The guys close with a KU football preview to the preview show and talk some nonsense about fantasy football. Come on in, have a beer, and Rock Chalk!

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