Now that I’ve covered five positive bold predictions, let’s dig into my five negative bold predictions.
Disclaimer: You may want to grab a drink for this list because as shocking as it may seem it can be a reality much easier than you think.
- Kansas will start three different QB’s throughout the year and it won’t be because of injury. Also, none of them will top the 1,000 yard mark and each will have more interceptions than touchdowns. The biggest issue that Kansas has had the last eight years is QB play, aside from the offensive line of course. And unfortunately it may not go much different this year.
- The Big 12 will prove again to be well above Beaty’s ability and Kansas will lose all nine games by at least three touchdowns or more. It’s nice to hear that Kansas is returning so much production on offense and defense but for it to matter they have to improve as a team as well. So, in order for Beaty to pick up any Big 12 wins he’ll have to not only have better and more experienced players, he’ll also need to game plan better and prepare his team better than all the other coaches. I just don’t see that happening.
- The offensive line will give up the most sacks in the FBS this year. This one isn’t really much of a stretch as Kansas was ranked 90th out of 130 teams last year in sacks given up. But how are we going into Beaty’s fourth season and there are still issues at the OL? This shouldn’t even be a conversation anymore, but here we are.
- Kansas will score 40 points in a game and still lose. Against who you ask? Central Michigan. This is a team that lost a lot of production on both sides of the ball, but they have a solid coach and he’ll have them ready to play either way. Kansas will be able to move the ball easier because of CMU’s inexperience on the defensive end, but CMU will match every score and then some.
- For the second time in Beaty’s four years at Kansas they will go 0-12. And not only will they go 0-12 but Beaty also won’t be fired. The reason for keeping him? Not enough interest for the position so Long gives Beaty one last year to prove himself. The fan base will absolutely collapse on this and the stadium renovations will come to a screeching halt.
Okay, I may have went a little overboard on the last one. If Beaty actually does go 0-12 and still keeps his job, I’ll go pack his bags myself and send him on his way. I can’t imagine what would happen with the fan base if that did happen though. And there’s no way anyone could be supporting him at that point, right? I mean, 3-33 is bad but 3-45 is like walking three miles on broken glass just to grab a drink of water and then walking all the way back.
Anyways, I hope I didn’t scare or depress you guys too much. Hang in there and hopefully all of us KU football fans can dig deep enough to find the courage to have faith in this years team. If the coaches don’t deserve your support, the players absolutely do.