Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What I'm Thankful For....Insight Bowl Champions Edition

  • 20-6 record the past 2 years
  • Back to back bowl appearances for the first time in school history
  • Mangino's 4 bowl appearances account for 1/3rd of KU's total bowl games(also half the wins)
  • 52-21 over Kansas State
  • 40-37 over Missouri
  • Todd Ressing's 14 consecutive completions, a KU record
  • Holt, Mortensen and Rivera cementing the legacy of the most successful KU linebacking core in it's history
  • Reesing, Meier and Briscoe being the perfect three-headed monster that anticipate and react to each other amazing well. Oh yeah, and that they are all underclassmen
  • Darrell Stuckey single-handedly accounting for 3 turnovers of Chase Daniel
  • Another stepping stone bowl victory for the formerly oft maligned Kansas Football program. As Mangino says, "Our program is a work in progress, and every day it seems to get better and better"
  • 3 straight bowl victories
  • All of the seniors who have helped change the football culture at KU, we will always admire you and forever be indebted
  • To the Mangenius, your record at KU may only stand at 45-41, but anyone with a clue knows what you inherited and realizes how far we have come
  • Bill Snyder: Part Deux *this time without Manhatten airfield access but with extra juco limitations!
  • Bidding adieu to the Chase-Chase era at Mizzou and ushering in the Blaine-Blaine era...haha, you can't write that any gayer
  • Briscoe: 92 receptions for 1,407 yards and 15 TD's
  • Meier: 97 receptions for 1,045 yards and 8 TD's
  • Reesing: 3,888 passing yards and 32 TD's
Happy New Year Jayhawks, please add your own in the comments


Peter said...

How about things we aren't thankful for? Mine would be Josh Freeman going pro. I will miss his 6 turnovers against KU next season.

Hiphopopotamus said...

That is a disappointment. With a little effort, 20 turnovers against one opponent was well within his reach.

And in adding to your thanks, I'd include the Orange Bowl win that started off 2008 with a bang.

I'd also include not losing to Missouri in either football or basketball throughout all of 2008.

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