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College Football Gambling: Kansas already rethinking pass-happy, up-tempo offense

09.12.2017     08:35 AM     Printer Friendly blog entry.
During the offseason, Kansas head coach David Beaty brought in former TCU offensive coordinator and "friend" Doug Meacham to take the Jayhawks' offense to the next level. Meacham's offenses at TCU where nothing short of prolific thanks to top-tier talent including quarterback Trevone Boykin. He doesn't have those types of weapons in Lawrence but that didn't stop KU from chucking it up 62 times in last week's 45-27 home loss to Central Michigan. Quarterback Peyton Bender looks the part and has a big arm but also appears incapable of completing more than 55% of his passes against decent competition. In the end, Beaty basically called out Meacham and said to cool it with the past-heavy crap. Beaty has a point but he had to have known what he was getting into when he hired an "Air Raid" guy. 


“We don’t want to throw the ball that much over running it,” Beaty said after praising CMU for its 35-carry, 37-pass balance, bolstered by Shane Morris’ 467-yard, five-TD passing day.

“We threw it 62 times. That’s a lot of times to throw the football,” Beaty said after Bender topped David Jaynes’ total of 58, a number that held up for nearly 44 years. “A lot. We’ve got to get more balanced there.” 

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