KU-OU: 3 Things to Watch 😈

I'm Hearing the Jayhawks are out for revenge vs. Oklahoma

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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.

KU-OU: 3 Things to Watch 📺

Quickly: This is such a unique opportunity for Kansas football. A win on Saturday against undefeated Oklahoma on its way out of the conference would be a statement-making moment for the program.

The only thing comparable is the 2008 Orange Bowl. That’s the kind of opportunity we’re talking about.

Want to solidify yourself at the top of the New Big 12? Kick the Old Top Dogs out the door on their way out. Onto the game…

3 Things to Watch

  1. Fear and Loathing with Jason Bean 🚬

    • I stole the line above from former KU beat writer Tully Corcoran. But it’s true. Jason Bean has been frustrating for KU fans. Part of the frustration is because he’s so good at times. This is the world we live in.

    • Oklahoma is one of the best teams at forcing interceptions. I don’t see a world where KU can turn it over and win. The Jayhawks have to play a near-perfect game. The fun part: They’re capable of doing it.

  2. The Efficiency Danger 😬

    • Oklahoma wants to break down defenses through high-percentage passes. The Sooners are No. 6 in the country at completion rate. The danger: KU’s defense is designed to allow high-percentage passes without giving up the big play. It ranks No. 115 at opponent completion rank.

    • I’ll be watching to see if KU changes its defensive strategy at all. They’re playing a dangerous game if not.

  3. Revenge 😈

    • KU had a shot to beat Oklahoma two years ago as 38.5-point underdogs. A bizarre call in the fourth quarter robbed the team of that chance (2:06 mark of the video below).

    • I’m Hearing that game is fresh in KU’s mind still. Many of the same players are still here, and they want their one last shot at taking down the Sooners. It’s a revenge game.

Underdog Squad Ride 🚗

My Underdog Fantasy picks

These are my two Underdog plays for the game. Let’s do this thing!

Stoops has hit five receptions or higher in all but one of OU’s Big 12 games. And we already established OU is likely to complete a lot of passes.

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Amazing Reader Email 😂

From an anonymous subscriber: Keep sending me your KU stories! I’ll include them as much as possible.

Great work with The Hearings! I am a 2013 KU grad and your work has allowed me to have a sense of connection with what is going on in KU athletics that I never have gotten following KUSports in the past.

I have seen some of the recent commentary about the Michigan sign stealing accusations and wanted to share a quick story about my time at KU.

Me and a few of my friends had a house at 711 W 12th St., right across Mississippi from the football practice fields and up on the hill with a perfect vantage point of daily workouts. On a handful of occasions, we would see coaching staff from around the Big 12 sit in chairs with binoculars and a notebook watching hours of practice. They would wear team issued polos with seemingly nothing to hide. I went down and confronted one of them once to ask what he was doing and he just blatantly told me he was watching practice. I reported this to the athletic department and never heard back.

Just goes to show there has been and always will be efforts to gain insight into what opponents are doing.

This would have been 2012, Charlie Weis year 1.

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