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

4 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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