The Kansas Jayhawks haven’t been good at football in quite some time. Last season, the program finished 2-10 and, in some ways, that was an upgrade on recent performance. In 2017, Kansas is off to a 1-6 start and, this week, the Jayhawks were blanked for the second consecutive game.
Dan Le Batard of ESPN was monitoring that particular contest and, on Monday, he spent some time lambasting the state of the program, calling the Jayhawks football team a”nowhere tumbleweed program that has no chance” and the “most incompetent thing” in sports. Oh, and that’s not all. (h/t Kansas City Star)
“Look, this is the thing, I’m watching college football and pro football and I’m like, ‘I don’t know anything, I don’t know if anyone is any good out here.’ There are four college football teams that look good. I don’t think there are any pro teams that are good. But I know one that’s bad. I know one thing: I know one that’s bad.
“There is only one thing I know about football being played in the modern age and it is that Kansas is bad. I don’t know anything with the same authority and absolutism that I know that.”
ESPN’s FPI metric projects Kansas to finish with just 1.3 wins this season and, given that the program already has one victory (in its season opener), that does not paint a pretty picture. The Le Batard rant also included a comparison to the Cleveland Browns but, in many ways, the gap is never as wide in professional sports as it can be at the college level and it is hard to really argue against his logic here.
The Jayhawks occasionally stun a Big 12 opponent by pushing them to the limit but it’s been ugly for quite a while and it is hard not to take notice.