The hot seat under Turner Gill is likely past the tipping point, but if there’s hope for the Kansas Jayhawks football team to win one last game for Gill, today’s game against the Texas A&M Aggies might provide the classic “trap game” opportunity. It’s easy to believe that any team facing the Jayhawks this year could look past them on the schedule, but unfortunately they likely won’t be able to take the Aggies by surprise since A&M has been on a slide of its own.
After starting 5-2, the Aggies have lost three in a row, including last week’s four overtime hearbreaker to Kansas State. Both Texas A&M and Missouri, the two teams leaving for the SEC, have been the Big 12’s biggest disappointments and both teams play KU in the next two Saturdays. This should be a chance for both teams to add to their win total and become bowl eligible.
Kansas fans have to hope that the Aggies are really hurting and that they’re vulnerable for the Jayhawks to win. Certainly they have what it takes since they held Baylor down 24-3 heading into the fourth quarter. The momentum gathered there, even in the eventual fourth quarter loss, had Gill speaking after the game that they were “close.” Maybe today is the day.