Here's what people are saying about Kansas State's 59-7 blowout victory over Kansas.
So, here’s what we’ve seen: a team that’s quit two games in a row during shameful losses to middle-of-the-road programs. The Jayhawks have been terribly prepared, too, crystallized by three mental-error penalties that killed their first two drives of a game against a rival.
Mark Mangino wasn’t liked by many of his players, but his teams always played hard. Just halfway through Gill’s first season, and already that’s not true — a glaring indictment for a coach in need of his players’ love.
Tom Keegan of the Topeka Capital Journal:
For the past eight seasons, Kansas University had a fat football coach. This season, the Jayhawks have too many fat players. So far, given the choice, I’ll take the fat coach.
Kellis Robinett of the KC Star:
Not since the glory days of Snyder’s first run with the Wildcats — when they won five in a row in Lawrence and 11 straight overall in the series during 1993-2003 — did K-State last look as dominant as it did while thumping the Jayhawks in front of 47,561 fans.
Kansas’ loss to Kansas State on Thursday night was KU’s second-worst defeat in the 108-game history of the Sunflower Showdown.
KU’s worst loss to Kansas State, which also took place in Lawrence, was a 64-0 beating in 2002. That year’s Jayhawks finished 2-10.
J. Brady McCollough of the KC Star:
Not very good is an understatement, even for the ultra-positive Gill. KU is 2-4 and looks as if it could be on the way to 2-10, the same record that former Kansas coach Mark Mangino had during his first season in 2002. But after going 12-1, winning the 2008 Orange Bowl and moving into a state-of-the-art practice facility, the Jayhawks thought they were past the days of football futility in Lawrence.
Tully Corcoran of the Topeka Capital Journal:
Well, that's 114-14, now, in two Big 12 games, those being against Kansas State and Baylor. So KU is off to as bad a start as it could be off to, and the tough part of the schedule is upcoming.
KU got outcoached on Thursday, looking confused and unprepared along the way.
Photos: Kansas State vs. Kansas