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3 Quick Things: Why Next Season Looks Even Better for KU football 📈

Plus the best celebration videos and tweets from KU's bowl win

Homefield’s Shirt Giveaway 👏

Thanks to Homefield Apparel for giving away one shirt for each touchdown Kansas scored Tuesday night! The seven winners have all received emails from me notifying them of the free shirt.

I truly appreciate how much Homefield wanted to celebrate KU’s season with a giveaway like this. Hopefully we’ll get to do more like this in the future.

In this Hearings newsletter:

  1. 3 Quick Things: It looks good for KU next year

  2. Best Bowl game celebration vids and tweets 🎥👏

  3. The Penalty flags 😂🤷‍♂️

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EVERYTHING IN THIS NEWSLETTER IS BASED UPON WHAT I AM HEARING FROM PEOPLE I TRUST. PLEASE DO NOT MISTAKE THIS FOR FACT OR FOR ACTUAL JOURNALISM, WHICH HAS VERIFICATION STANDARDS THAT I HAVE NOT ADHERED TO. I DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF THE CONTENT.

3 Quick Things on KU Football’s Future 📈

One Take: The Offense Looked Great Without Kotelnicki

KU fans are really optimistic heading into next season. You even have a right to be overly optimistic. Some of you may even say… “KU won’t miss a thing without OC Andy Kotelnicki.” Or.. “The offense will be even better without its old offensive coordinator who left for Penn State.” I, of course, would never say such a thing 😏

Jokes aside, my biggest question for the bowl game was what KU’s offense would look like without Lance Leipold’s star pupil. And it really looked like more of the same… and even better at times.

The biggest difference to me was KU’s efficiency in the red zone. The Jayhawks scored touchdowns on three of four red zone possessions after struggling inside the 20 all season. KU’s offense felt a little less cutsey, which works against teams who are worse… like UNLV.

Yes, the Rebels defense is terrible. And it was only one game. But there’s no reason to be concerned about KU’s offense next year. Speaking of…

One Number: KU (Should) Return 8 Offensive Starters Next Year

This number is crazy in the transfer portal era. The Jayhawks should bring back eight of their 11 starters from one of the top 20ish offenses in the country this year.

KU should lose two starters on the offensive line, but I’m not too worried about any major regression there. Leipold and OL coach Scott Fuchs have a proven track record with the line.

There can always be an unexpected transfer, but for now… it looks like KU will bring back QB Jalon Daniels, RB Devin Neal, and all three starting WRs. It’s just hard to imagine this kind of talent not only playing… but RETURNING to play for a third season at KU together.

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The Jayhawks might actually get a vote or two to win the Big 12 next year. And if you think I’m crazy… I’m not the only one saying it 👇

One Quote: Leipold is Changing Expectations

Best Bowl Game Vids and Tweets 🎥

There was so much joy after the flags stopped flying and the Jayhawks won last night. Here are some of my favorite videos:

Lance rips refs at halftime (he wasn’t wrong) 😳

Bowl WIN Highlights

Jalon Daniels Celebrating

What a Journey for these guys 🥹

Kenny Logan Changed the Program

Jason Bean leaving with his head held high 👏

Amazing Picture

The Right coach for the job

Jason Bean Retweeted this About Jalon Daniels 😈

The Future is Bright

Yup, Scoopsmafia Went Off on the Refs 😂

First, check out this article from USAToday on why bettors (and fans) thought the game was rigged. It’s a good breakdown of everything.

A lot of you texted in last night about the officiating being off. This VIP text subscriber was the first to spot how weird the officiating was. Props to you for calling it out! Sign up for Scoops Texts by upgrading here.

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