The Longmont Times has a good article on CB Ben Burney who started all 13 games last year but was a medical red shirt this year as he had 5 surgeries; both shoulders, both wrists and one knee.If he can get back to his 2007 playing levels, you have to love the way the defensive backfield is shaping up. Who would have thought we would be saying that at the beginning of the year? Returners will include Cha'pelle Brown (probably first team Big 12 CB), Jimmy Smith (huge upside, showing glimpses this year), Jalil Brown and Anthony Wright. DB coach Greg Brown has done a great job this year.
"I would say No. 1, a proven head coach, somebody who's done it at Division I," Barnett said. "It may not have to be in a BCS conference, but someone who's done it in Division I."
"There's only been one guy succeed there," Barnett said. "I don't know that there's a pattern that has been established."
From all accounts, it sounds as if Barnett doesn't think a lot of coaches will succeed at Kansas State unless the coach can manage junior college players. The problem now is Kansas State is 4th or 5th in line for head coaching vacanies and that list could grow quickly.
Offensive tackle Sione Tau, out for 2008 after being declared academically ineligible last summer, said he's doing "way better" with his grades. He said he expects to compete for a spot on the line in spring drills and to be eligible in 2009.
No excuses next year, everyone needs to eligible and everyone needs to come into camp in shape.
Next year you hope the Buffs offense evolves like the Huskers offense has this year. Certainly the Buffs have only regressed since the beginning of the year. The Cornhuskers went from two mediocre performances against Missouri and Virginia Tech to being considered a top offense in the nation.
How about this: Texas Tech men's basketball team scored 167 points last night. The Red Raiders defeated East Central 167-115 Thursday night. Talk about zero defense and all offense. Is Mike Leach coaching that team? It's a sign: Texas Tech 87 OU 85.
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